Court Upholds Federal Rule That Will Ease Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy


Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—August 18, 2014. U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) landmark Order No. 1000, which breaks down longstanding barriers to modernizing the grid and hastening a shift away from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy. 

Order 1000, which was finalized in July 2011, creates common-sense requirements for transparent, inter-regional planning—both to enable more efficient, cost-effective investment in transmission upgrades and to help ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to meet state clean energy mandates (for instance, renewable portfolio standards) and other important public policies.