Tuesday, January 8, 2013

'Renewable' advocates lose nuke suit but gain an opening

"In an interesting decision issued last Friday, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in 
Beyond Nuclear v. NextEra Energy Seabrook, affirmed the decision by the NRC rejecting a challenge to Seabrook’s relicensing posed by a coalition of environmental groups. The decision seems clearly correct, but raises an important policy issue that is likely to recur as renewable energy technologies advance..."

So writes Foley Hoag partner
Seth D. Jaffe in a blog post today sent to clients and friends.

To learn more about that "important policy issue" and what comfort the decision offers renewable energy advocates, read Seth's full post at:

Can Wind Energy Serve As Baseload Power? The First Circuit Agrees with the NRC That, For Now, The Answer Is “Not Yet.

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