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2017 Chaptered and Vetoed Legislative Update as of 10/10/17

The following list and information is an update to the previously posted 10/4/17 Legislative Update that includes actions by the Governor between 10/4/17 and 10/10/17. We will continue to provide updates as the October 15, 2017 deadline for the Governor … Continue reading

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2017 Chaptered and Vetoed Bill Update as of 10/3/17

The following list and information include actions by the Governor since the September 15, 2017 legislative deadline ending the 2017 legislative session.  This list will change as we reach the October 15, 2017 deadline as the Governor either veto, signs, … Continue reading

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GHG Emission Targets v. Limits: The Constitutionality of Executive Orders S-3-05 and B-30-15

Recently, Legislative Counsel Dian F. Boyer wrote an opinion answering questions from State Senator Jean Fuller of California’s 16th Senate District regarding California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (commonly known as AB 32) and Executive Branch Authority. The nonbinding … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Issues Hughes v. Talen Marketing Decision With Limited Effect on California and the West

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a very narrow 8-0 decision in Hughes v. Talen Marketing finding that Maryland Public Service Commission’s program for in-state long-term capacity procurement set an interstate wholesale rate that interfered with the Federal Power Act’s … Continue reading

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Role of Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Offsets

(Many thanks to Cameron Bernhardt for his research for this post) This second post continues the discussion of the role of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Carbon Offset Credits in California policies started in the last post. In the next … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Offset Credits

(Many thanks to Cameron Bernhardt for research and writing for this post) While EPIC has written about renewable energy credits in California in the past, this constitutes the first of a series of blog posts related to renewable energy credits … Continue reading

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Stay of EPA’s Clean Power Plan, SB 350, and CAISO Regional Expansion

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued orders (such as this Order) granting five petitions to stay the EPA’s “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units” 80 Fed. Reg. 65,662 (October 23, 2015), or Clean Power … Continue reading

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