The Comment highlights California's attempt to curb its use of conventional coal-fired power through an innovative law known as the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance Standard Act, which forbids California utilities from making long-term financial investments or procurement contracts with power plants whose GHG emissions exceed the performance standard. This Comments also examines how this innovative law may run afoul of the Dormant Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
"Shaping the Energy Future in the American West: Can California Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Out-of-State, Coal-Fired Power Plants Without Violating the
Dormant Commerce Clause?,"
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