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Category Archives: Energy Law

Study Quantifies Agency Costs in Fuel Pass-Throughs

A 2015 American Economic Review Paper highlights the higher fuel costs passed through by regulated coal-fired power plants versus their deregulated counterparts. The paper looked at regulated power plants that have become deregulated, and found that the deregulated plants “save about $1 billion a year compared to those that remained regulated . . . because a lack …

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What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinances

On July 28, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts enacted an energy use disclosure ordinance, joining Boston and several other cities.  The Cambridge ordinance is similar to its Boston counterpart, but contains several differences.  Property owners in each municipality should be familiar with these ordinances. 1.  Properties Covered By Each Ordinance Cambridge: Municipal buildings of 10,000 square feet …

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