State Renewable Portfolio Standards and the Commerce Clause

Braverman, Stephen G.
April 2011
Natural Resources & Environment;Spring2011, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p15
The article discusses the implications of state renewable portfolio standards and the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. According to the government, the clean energy provisions of the Recovery Act of 2009 will create 253,000 jobs and the ripple effect of leveraged investment could create 469,000 jobs. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy projected that installed renewable energy generation will grow from to 70.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2015.


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