02/18/2020 - Ari Peskoe

Legal assaults await FERC fossil fuel lifeline

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Under the new rule, for example, a nuclear power plant that receives state subsidies for reducing carbon emissions could be kicked out of PJM’s capacity market. The subsidies are protected under state law and the courts, so ratepayers will continue to pay for them, but PJM would have to pretend those resources — in this example, nuclear power — do not exist, said Ari Peskoe, director of the Electricity Law Initiative at Harvard Law School.

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