CESA Report: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs (pdf)

March 1, 2011

by Carolyn Elefant and Ed Holt for CESA

This report explains the applicability and effect of the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution on a state's approach to the design of an RPS. The report also identifies and discusses options available to states for structuring RPS programs in a constitutionally compliant manner.