Electricity Background and Trends

Chapter 13, in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (Michael Gerrard & Jody Freeman, eds.) (2nd edition, ABA Press 2014)

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-30

51 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last revised: 24 Nov 2015

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Jim Rossi

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Thomas G. Hutton

Van Ness Feldman, LLP

Date Written: June 27, 2015

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the structure of the U.S. electric power system and the barriers and opportunities it is confronting in addressing the carbon impacts of the sources of electric power. A particular emphasis is placed on issues surrounding federalism, the interrelationship of interstate energy markets and climate change regulation, and the interlocking roles of economic and environmental regulators.

Keywords: Energy regulation, electric power, federalism

Suggested Citation

Rossi, Jim and Hutton, Thomas G., Electricity Background and Trends (June 27, 2015). Chapter 13, in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (Michael Gerrard & Jody Freeman, eds.) (2nd edition, ABA Press 2014), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 15-30, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2624011 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2624011

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