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California and the U.S. Department of Energy Take Action to Smooth the Way for Renewable Projects.

Policymakers at both state and federal levels are likely to continue their efforts to promote renewable energy development in ways both large and small. However, as with
the current set of legislative and regulatory changes, how...

An Analysis of the Factors That Courts Use to Determine Whether a Regulation Is Voluntary; A Threshold Determination Courts Make Before Granting Judicial Review of an Order

In 1999, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 2000.1 Order 2000 gave public utilities the option to voluntarily participate in a regional transmission organization (RTO). A public utility participating in an RTO...

An Analysis of the Factors That Courts Use to Determine Whether a Regulation Is Voluntary; A Threshold Determination Courts Make Before Granting Judicial Review of an Order

In 1999, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 2000.1 Order 2000 gave public utilities the option to voluntarily participate in a regional transmission organization (RTO). A public utility participating in an RTO...

Institutional Controls or Emperor's Clothes? Long-Term Stewardship of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

Editors' Summary: DOE is responsible for managing as many as 81 geographic sites that are contaminated with long-lived hazardous and radioactive materials. The longevity of these wastes will require long-term stewardship at these...

Fourteen Not So Easy Steps to a Successful Environmental Management Program

Editors' Summary: In 1989, the DOE created the Environmental Management (EM) program to clean up contamination caused by the production of nuclear weapons. In recent years, the DOE has suffered congressional criticism and reduced...