The current turmoil in the Middle East and the consequent rise in oil prices are highlighting the long-recognized need for the United States to reduce its dependence on foreign energy sources. The most promising way to do that is through increased efficiency in our use of energy. My last column (Jan. 13, 2011) discussed the legal aspects of that measure. Today’s column is devoted to the legal aspects of the second most important way – increasing the share of the energy that we use that comes from renewable sources.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard,
Increasing Use of Renewable Energy: Legal Techniques and Impediments,
N.Y.L.J., March 10, 2011
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