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NYPSC Clarifies Clean Energy Standard (“CES”) and Commences First Compliance Year

Posted in Renewables
On August 1, 2016, the New York Public Service Commission (the “NYPSC” or “Commission”) issued an Order Adopting a Clean Energy Standard (CES Order).[1]  In the CES Order, the Commission adopted the State Energy Plan (“SEP”) goal that 50% of New York’s electricity is to be generated by renewable sources by 2030 as part of a… Continue Reading

Water and Energy: A Zero Sum Game?

Posted in Natural Resources, Renewables, Water Law
From Rick Glick of our Portland Office: Energy production from almost all technologies depends on large volumes of water.  Competition for scarce water supplies, particularly in the West, grows more intense as demand for both energy and water increases.  An obvious Northwest example is a decade-old federal case over whether elements of the Federal Columbia River… Continue Reading