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High Court Declines ZEC Appeals, Bolstering State Clean Power Programs

April 15, 2019
The Supreme Court is declining to hear a pair of appeals from merchant power generators that were targeting states' zero-emission credit (ZEC) programs that subsidize economically struggling nuclear plants, a decision that could boost state clean energy programs and leave ZEC opponents pushing for new federal market rules to address their concerns. The high court justices in two unsigned April 15 orders denied certiorari in Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) v. Star, et al. , which challenged Illinois' ZEC...


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