Greener Electricity? Try Greener Regulations

Law360, New York (February 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is about to be tasked by the new administration with an ambitious agenda, requiring FERC to continue its aggressive enforcement agenda but also promote the development of lower-pollution, higher-efficiency generation and transmission facilities. FERC will begin its new work in one of the most challenging economic periods in the country’s — and the electric sector’s — history.

Is FERC up to the task? More importantly, is FERC’s interpretation of its own enabling legislation sufficiently evolved and progressive to permit FERC to...
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