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States Advancing RPS Webinar: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State RPS Programs

March 29, 2011

1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

This webinar highlights a new CESA report, entitled "The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs." The 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. In this webinar, the authors reviewed the key findings from the report.

Report authors Carolyn Elefant (principal attorney in the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant) and Ed Holt (principal in Ed Holt & Associates) were guest speakers on this webinar.

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here

Categories: Policy

Related Project(s): Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative


  • Carolyn Elefant, Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant
  • Edward Holt, Ed Holt and Associates