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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied several petitions seeking review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”) against claims that the LCFS violates …

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U.S. District Court Rejects Broad Commerce Clause Attack on Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

On May 9, the Judge William J. Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado summarily dismissed a broad-based challenge to the Colorado Renewable …

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Complicating “Coal By Wires” Regulation, Minnesota Court Strikes Down Greenhouse Gas Regulation

In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences for state-level attempts to regulate greenhouse gases, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on April 18 issued …

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Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing in Greenhouse Gas Case, Continues to Struggle With Standing in Climate Litigation

A recent order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit illustrates the extent to which courts continue to struggle with otherwise routine legal issues …

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Will Protectionism Foil California’s Increased RPS Mandate?

Under AB 327, passed this month by the California legislature, California has cleared the way to ratchet up its aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) mandate beyond the …

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Ninth Circuit Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Finding No Discrimination Against Out-of-State Fuel Producers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today issued what may prove to be a landmark decision concerning California’s efforts to regulate emissions of greenhouse …

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City of Palo Alto Issues RFP For Renewable Energy

The City of Palo Alto, California, last week issued an RFP for renewable energy. The request calls for non-escalating contracts for periods of between 5 and 30 …

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Casting A Constitutional Cloud On In-State Renewable Preferences, Seventh Circuit Upholds Transmission Cost-Spreading

In a decision with important implications for both renewable energy and transmission developers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last week largely upheld a …

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