Posts tagged ‘Power Grid’

By Casey Graetz, Intern On June 28, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted regulations (6 NYCRR Parts 487 and 251) with two new important requirements for new and certain expanding major electric generating facilities in the state. First, Part 487 requires these facilities to conduct an environmental justice analysis that evaluates […]

On June 22, 2011, the New York State Legislature passed The Power NY Act of 2011 (A. 8510/S. 5844) (PNY Act).[1] Governor Cuomo is expected to sign it.  The new law, once enacted, would do two very important things:  (1) provide a mechanism to allow owners of residential and non-residential buildings to borrow money for […]

by Bahrad Sokhansanj J.D. Candidate, Columbia Law School On February 1, 2011, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a landmark Department of Energy (DOE) electricity transmission Congestion Study, together with the agency’s designation of the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs). In Calif. Wilderness Coalition v. […]

Daniel M. Firger Associate Director Clean air and water regulations expected in the near term from EPA may force up to 76 gigawatts of dirty fossil fuel-fired electricity generation capacity into retirement, according to a new report published on October 26, 2010 by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The report is notable because […]

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