Renewable Energy

As Clean Energy Grows, Electricity Markets Must Evolve

January 5, 2017 by John Moore, Senior Attorney, The Sustainable FERC Project Part of NRDC's Year-End Series Reviewing 2016 Energy Developments As 2016 fades away in the rear-view mirror, we reflect on a year of increasing tensions between the wholesale electricity markets – where utilities and other power suppliers purchase, sell, and trade energy to meet our energy needs –…

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Connecticut Clean Energy Law on Strong Legal Ground

December 7, 2016 by John Moore, Senior Attorney, The Sustainable FERC Project A federal appeals court is reviewing whether Connecticut’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) violates the Federal Power Act and the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. On November 22, NRDC and several allied groups filed a “friend of the court” brief in defense of the RPS, which requires an increasing amount of electricity to…

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More Recent FERC Decisions: Week of May 30th, 2016

June 17th, 2016 by John Bullock and Taylor Jones, NRDC Summer Interns FERC rejects PJM’s proposed tariff revisions, ensuring that the tariff incentivizes resource flexibility, which helps integrate clean energy   May 31st, 2016 -- FERC rejected PJM Interconnection’s proposed amendment to its tariff that would have exempted resources (such as some coal and nuclear units) with slow ramp-up rates from charges…

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