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Feds to Help States Think Outside the Gas Pump

The program provides funding to states to help them develop alternatives to the gas tax that utilize a user fee structure to help fund the nation’s systems of highways, roads, bridges and mass transit through the Federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

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State Legislatures Magazine Clears the Air on Clean Power Plan

With the stay it issued last week, the U.S. Supreme Court put the EPA’s Clean Power Plan on hold—but 20 states already are well on their way to meeting its requirements, reports NCSL’s Glen Andersen in the current issue of State Legislatures magazine.

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NCSL Issues Info Alert on Supreme Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

On Feb. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay halting implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rules on the CPP’s legality.

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Supreme Court Approves Wholesale Demand Response

In a 6-2 decision in FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the authority to regulate wholesale “demand response” and that demand response bidders may receive the same compensation as electricity producers.

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Legislators Examine New Nuclear Program in United Arab Emirates

So why is the United Arab Emirates, a country with vast fossil fuel resources, investing in nuclear power to provide a bulk of its electricity?

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EPA's Clean Power Plan Will Stay - For Now

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a consolidated motion from a number of states and industry groups to stay implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan until litigation of the rule was completed.

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Webinar Jan. 12: Clean Power Plan and What States Need to Know

As we welcome in the New Year, one issue that is sure to get attention in state legislatures across the country in 2016 will be implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

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