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The Common Law "Duty To Serve" and Protection of Consumers in an Age of Competitive Retail Public Utility Restructuring
(Vanderbilt Law Review, 1998)
This article addresses the implications of retail competition in public utility industries, particularly electricity, for utility service obligations. After tracing the history of the common law duty to serve applicable ...
The Shaky Political Economy Foundation of a National Renewable Electricity Requirement
(University of Illinois Law Review, 2011)
This Article argues that a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for electric power is not likely to advance its purported goals, nor is it likely to be adopted by Congress in its present proposed form. For one, a ...
Good for You, Bad for Us: The Financial Disincentive for Net Demand Reduction
(North Carolina Law Review, 2013)
This Article examines a principal barrier to reducing U.S. carbon emissions — electricity distributors’ financial incentives to sell more of their product — and introduces the concept of net demand reduction (“NDR”) as a ...