State Incentives to Promote Renewable Power: Assessing Challenges to Federal Authority Audio Download

    State Incentives to Promote Renewable Power: Assessing Challenges to Federal Authority Audio Download

    State Incentives to Promote Renewable Power: Assessing Challenges to Federal Authority Audio Download

    Program Overview: In the absence of a national consensus regarding the role of renewable energy in national energy policy, individual states have embarked on divergent courses for incentivizing development of new electric power capacity from both conventional and renewable resources within their borders. These initiatives have, ...
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    Program Overview:
    In the absence of a national consensus regarding the role of renewable energy in national energy policy, individual states have embarked on divergent courses for incentivizing development of new electric power capacity from both conventional and renewable resources within their borders. These initiatives have, in turn, thrust the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the courts into the role of determining whether such initiatives violate federal statutes, rules of statutory preemption, and related constitutional principles generally known as the doctrine of "federalism." Unlike some related political and academic debates, resolution of the issues presented by these and other initiatives has the potential to materially affect the course of renewable energy policies, and electric power rates, throughout the country. Program panelists include a national expert on the limitations imposed on state renewable energy initiatives by Constitutional principles of federalism, and other national practitioners involved in advising clients on the drafting of state renewable energy and environmental legislation and litigating on behalf of clients asserting the limits of federal authority over state entities and legislative enactments. The program will focus on: (1) the complex interrelationship between state feed-in tariffs and renewable portfolio standards (e.g., the leading edge initiatives in California); (2) the interplay between state incentives for new generation and FERC's role in adjudicating conflicts between state initiatives and regional capacity market stakeholders (e.g., New Jersey's LCAPP program); and (3) strategies and best practices in advising clients engaged in renewables development given the fluid and complex issues that may test traditional applications of the federalism doctrine.

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    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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    5350214AUD

    Publication Date

    6/1/2011 12:00:00 AM

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