Why Not a Regional Approach to State Renewable Power Mandates?

Engel, Kirsten H.
December 2011
San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law;2011, Vol. 3, p79
Academic Journal
The article discusses the issues on the legitimacy of using a regional approach when implementing renewable energy use in the U.S. It talks on the debate about the effectiveness and the prevalence of the so-called got it alone approach in implementing the state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). It also emphasizes the legal danger of regional approach to renewable policy and the validity of in-state location preferences in state RPS law. The article also features a case which is intended to demonstrate a regional approach to state RPS.


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