Pacific Climate Pact's Green Energy Goals No Easy Feat

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT) -- From streamlined permitting of clean energy projects to electricity grid integration, the regional climate change action pact inked by California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia this week is an impressive wish list of renewable-friendly goals, but experts say bridging jurisdictional divides and turning those goals into concrete, cohesive energy policies won't be easy for lawmakers and regulators.

Under the so-called Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, the U.S. states and Canadian province agreed to coordinate efforts to enact climate change policies such as carbon...
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