Electricity Background and Trends
Chapter 13, in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (Michael Gerrard & Jody Freeman, eds.) (2nd edition, ABA Press 2014)
51 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2015 Last revised: 24 Nov 2015
Date Written: June 27, 2015
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
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