10/06/2020 - Ari Peskoe

FERC Carbon Pricing Conference Highlights State-Federal Divide on Clean Power Policy

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But experts disagreed on whether FERC can act unilaterally to order ISOs and RTOs to create something approaching a national carbon-pricing regime. Ari Peskoe, director of the Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard University, argued that FERC has that authority under the Federal Power Act. Other participants argued that such a move might be open to legal challenge “absent a congressional mandate to do so,” FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said in a Thursday press conference.

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