NJ Utility Board's Renewables Rule Changes Weren't Arbitrary

Law360 (July 31, 2019, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state's electricity regulator was acting within its power when it amended rules for renewable energy certificates, rejecting a solar company's claim that the changes were unsupported or arbitrary.

A Superior Court panel said in an unsigned and unpublished opinion on Tuesday that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities gave sufficient explanation for its tweaks to the state's renewable energy certificates, or RECs. Community Energy Solar Inc. had complained about the rule change, because it was seeking regular RECs for an out-of-state project that would not qualify for solar RECs.

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