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There's a Civil War Brewing Over Solar in Florida

July 14, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Solar Fight in Florida

City officials clash over a petition to expand third-party solar sales in the state.

Florida has a lot of laws banning odd things. Public buildings are not allowed to install doors that open inward; skateboarding anywhere in the state is illegal without a permit. These legacy laws are never enforced. But there's another that is enforced every day: a ban on third-party sales of solar electricity.[read more]

What Big Oil Isn't Telling You About California's Clean Energy Law

July 13, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Big Oil and Clean Energy Law

Last week, Big Oil cranked up, once again, its campaign to block the next critical step in California’s widely supported and successful clean energy law (AB 32) by backing last-minute radical changes to a bill by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno) to exempt the oil industry from carbon pollution limits.[read more]

State Energy Policy and the Commerce Clause: Spotlight on Colorado and Minnesota

May 26, 2014 by James Coleman

Within the past month, two federal district courts in Colorado and Minnesota have issued important decisions on the constitutionality of state clean energy policies. Both cases raised the same issue: whether state laws regulate extraterritorially in violation of the dormant Commerce Clause of the Constitution.[read more]