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31 05, 2018

Federalist Society: Extraterritorial Ambition: State Energy Taxes and the Question of Imported Electricity

2018-06-12T13:16:26-04:00May 31st, 2018|E&E Legal v. CO, Media Coverage, Petition Litigation, Renewable Energy|

The Federalist Review Volume 19 This short article examines how the extraterritoriality doctrine might apply to state energy taxes imposed on electricity that is generated in one state but used in a different taxing state, when the purpose of the tax is to discourage greenhouse gas emissions. The extraterritoriality doctrine precludes a state from regulating [...]

18 02, 2018

Pharos-Tribune: Zoning, water come up at wind meeting

2018-02-20T18:03:36-05:00February 18th, 2018|Martis, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies, Scandal, Windmills|

by Mitchell Kirk Pharos-Tribune Regulations in Cass County fall short of ones an advocate of wind turbine zoning says are necessary for health, safety and welfare. Kevon Martis, former vice chairman of the Riga Township Planning Commission in southeastern Michigan's Lenawee County, addressed a crowd of about 230 in the Community Center at the Cass [...]

7 02, 2018

Speaker brings expertise on wind and zoning

2018-12-19T13:52:37-05:00February 7th, 2018|Martis, Media Coverage, Policy, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies|

L'Anse Sentinel Friends of the Land of the Keweenaw (FOLK) hosted a meeting Feb. 1, 2018 at the American Legion in L’Anse from 6:30-8 p.m. concerning the development of wind turbines proposed by Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), out of Broomfield, CO. The meeting was put together after RES proposed the construction of approximately 100 or more wind turbines in L’Anse Township on Weyerhaeuser property combining a total [...]

30 01, 2018

Reuters: Coal firms plead to courts, Trump for West Coast export terminals

2018-01-31T15:57:50-05:00January 30th, 2018|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, War on Coal|

by Valerie Volcovici Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ailing U.S. coal industry is ramping up its political and legal offensive to win approval for West Coast export terminals that could provide a lifeline to lucrative Asia markets. Coal producers filed two recent lawsuits against governments in Washington state and California challenging local decisions to block [...]

4 01, 2018

Walcher: Weather or Not Can’t Win for Losing

2018-01-08T19:13:49-05:00January 4th, 2018|Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the American Spectator Renewables are now blaming their shortcomings on the problems they’re intended to fix. If we continue to burn coal to generate electricity, we might destroy the Earth’s capacity to support life. If we switch to natural gas, then fracking might poison [...]

28 07, 2017

Burlington Free Press: VT Attorney General not exempt from public records law

2017-08-02T22:13:42-04:00July 28th, 2017|AG Collusion, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Silencing Dissenters, Suits, Vermont|

April McCullum Burlington Free Press A Vermont judge has rejected the argument that the Vermont Attorney General's Office is exempt from state public records law and ordered the office to release some documents. The Attorney General's Office had argued in a March court hearing that because it is a law office, all of its work [...]

27 04, 2017

InfoWars Interview with Craig Richardson on the Paris Treaty, Renewable Energy Standards

2017-05-15T13:39:05-04:00April 27th, 2017|"Climate Change", 2015 Paris Talks, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Paris Climate Treaty, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies, Richardson|

On April 27, E&E Legal President Craig Richardson conducted an interview with InfoWars on the split in the White House over withdrawing from the Paris Treaty, as the President promised on the campaign trail.  In addition, the interview covered renewable energy standards that thirty states now have on the books. Watch now.

14 10, 2016


2016-10-26T14:04:24-04:00October 14th, 2016|Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies, Tanton|

by Bonner Cohen Heartland Institute In a closely watched decision, the San Bernardino, California County Board of Supervisors (SBBOS) voted 3–2 to reject a controversial solar-energy facility in California’s scenic Mojave Desert. The board rejected the facility by declining to certify permits required under state law... Critics of government-mandated and subsidized renewable-energy products were also [...]

21 09, 2016

Tom Tanton’s Comments to the Federal Trade Commission on Solar Electricity

2016-09-21T12:37:17-04:00September 21st, 2016|Comments, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies, Solar, Tanton|

On August 19, 2016, Tom Tanton, E&E Legal's Director of Science and Technology Assessment, filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission regarding solar electricity (Project Number P161200). Following is a summary of those comments: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is examining competition and consumer protection issues raised by consumers’ growing use of rooftop solar panels to generate their [...]

12 08, 2016

Tanton: The Benefits & Costs of Net Metering: Brookings Gets It Wrong

2016-12-11T17:07:16-05:00August 12th, 2016|"Climate Change", Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Tanton|

by Tom Tanton, E&E Legal Director of Science and Technology Assessment As Appearing in Real Clear Policy In the ever evolving yet mostly hidden world of electricity policy, the hot topic is “net metering.” Is it a policy whose time has come? Or is it an idea with deficiencies that need to be addressed? The Brookings [...]

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