State Green-Energy Mandates Hold Firm Despite Opposition

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- Recent efforts to roll back or repeal state renewable energy mandates have met with some surprising defeats in states such as North Carolina and Kansas, and with strong gubernatorial support for a similar mandate in gas-rich Pennsylvania, experts say the fossil fuel industry-backed battle against the rules may be a losing one.

Currently, 29 states have so-called renewable portfolio standards in place, which require utilities to produce a certain percentage of power from renewable sources by a certain date. Those standards, also known as RPS, have been challenged...
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