Ari Peskoe

Ari Peskoe is Director of the Electricity Law Initiative at the Environmental & Energy Law Program. He has written extensively about electricity regulation, on issues ranging from rooftop solar to constitutional challenges to states’ energy laws. Prior to the Electricity Law Initiative, Ari was an associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C., where he litigated before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about the Western Energy Crisis. Before that, Ari was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and spent two years trying to bring the 2012 Olympics to New York. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in electrical engineering and business.

Selected Publications and Appearances

The Supreme Court ends a looming legal threat to state clean energy laws. In the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resource’s publication Ari discusses a May 2023 Supreme Court decision that holds the dormant Commerce Clause does not hog regulatory power from states and hamstring their ability to promote clean energy. September/October 2023

CleanLaw Quick Take: Good News for Clean Energy from the Supreme Court, podcast with Carrie Jenks. June 2023

Electricity Law Initiative Files Comments on FERC Transmission Oversight. March 2023

Testified at FERC Technical Conference on Transmission Planning and Costs, Files Statement and Evidence. October 2022

CleanLaw podcast: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Electric Transmission, with Hannah Oakes. October 2022

Is the Utility Transmission Syndicate Forever? EELP White paper, January 2021

Jurisdiction over Distributed Energy Resources, National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys, Nashville, TN, May 5, 2019

Power Over the U.S. Electric Grid,” Kleinman Center for Energy Visiting Scholar Lecture Series, Nov. 8, 2017