Thomas Braun

Thomas Braun

Stoel Rives LLP

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Eighth Circuit Panel Rules Minnesota Climate Change Law Unconstitutional

Today, the Eighth Circuit determined that the Next Generation Energy Act (“NGEA”), a Minnesota law that established power sector standards for carbon dioxide emissions, was unconstitutional. In so doing, the Court affirmed...more

6/16/2016 - Clean Air Act Corporate Counsel Dormant Commerce Clause Energy Sector Exclusive Jurisdiction Extraterritoriality Rules Federal Power Act FERC

Minnesota Legislature Looks to Jump Start Renewable Energy Exports

The Minnesota State Legislature is currently debating a bill that would ease the regulatory burden on independent power producers looking to export wind and solar energy generated in Minnesota....more

4/4/2014 - Exports Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Wisconsin Legislature Debates Increased Renewable Portfolio Standard

Democratic legislators in Wisconsin plan to unveil a plan this week that would require investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities, and rural electric cooperatives (“electric providers”) to increase their renewable...more

2/28/2014 - Energy Policy Renewable Energy

Xcel Plans 600 Megawatts of New Wind Power

Xcel Energy, the nation’s leading wind power utility, announced yesterday that it will add three large wind farms to its wind energy portfolio. The 600 megawatt increase is the utility’s single largest increase in its Upper...more

7/18/2013 - Clean Energy Electricity Infrastructure Renewable Energy Utilities Sector Wind Power

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