The State & Environmental Impact Center

Eight AGs Filed Amicus Brief in Support of New York Zero Emission Credit Program

November 27, 2017
A coalition of eight attorneys general filed an amicus brief in support of the State of New York’s zero emission credit (ZEC) program, which compensates qualifying nuclear generators for the zero carbon emissions attributes of their energy generation. In the brief, the attorneys general argued that New York’s program was consistent with the cooperative federalism scheme in federal energy law and noted their interest in preserving the long-standing authority and discretion states have exercised to protect public health and the environment while ensuring sufficient electricity generation.