Supremacy and Clean Energy Commerce: Understanding Federalism vs. States' Rights in Renewable Energy Project Development
States and federal energy regulators are increasingly challenging each other’s traditional understanding of the balance of power between the federal government and states’ rights to adopt incentives to promote renewable energy and the 2015-2016 Supreme Court term presented the opportunity for the Court to issue a trio of decisions that clarify the balance of energy regulatory power between the federal and state governments when it comes to regulating the electricity and natural gas industries.
This course, presented by Attorney Stephen J. Humes of Holland & Knight’s New York City Office, reviews the legal issues arising in the development of renewable energy projects and the roles of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the states in establishing rules and promoting project incentives to meet clean energy standards.
Listen to snippets of the recording here:
- Introduction to Federalism and Energy Markets
- OneOK v. Lear Jet
- FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association
- Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing
- Trends in Federalism in Energy Markets