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Ok for states to establish renewable energy mandates

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says Colorado's mandate that the state's biggest utilities get 30% of their power supplies from renewable resources is legal. Renewable energy supporters hailed the ruling as precedent-setting protection. The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EELI), which filed the case in 2011, called it a "harmful opinion straying from well-established precedent."

The judges said Colorado's mandate, known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard, would not harm interstate commerce. EELI alleged that Colorado's standard was unconstitutional because it discriminated against other energy resources that are "less costly, less polluting, safer and more reliable" both inside and outside the state.

The three-judge panel disagreed. Colorado's renewable energy requirement "isn't a price-control statute, it doesn't link prices paid in Colorado with those paid out of state, and it does not discriminate against out-of-staters," Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote.

Source: Denver Business Journal on Gorsuch RPS ruling , Jul 14, 2015

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