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Obrecht Authors "Energy Policy Act of 2005: Pseudo-Fed for Transmission Congestion"

Articles / January 1, 2012

Alex Obrecht authored a note for the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law, entitled "Energy Policy Act of 2005: Pseudo-Fed for Transmission Congestion," which discusses the attempt of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to address transmission problems but also the failure of the Act to consolidate federal power over transmission siting. Obrecht provides background on federally mandated deregulation in the wholesale electricity market, and "analyzes the current pressures exerted on the transmission grid by renewable energy and inadequate state siting processes."

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