A Survey of State PUC Activities to Incorporate Environmental Externalities into Electric Utility Planning and Regulation

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

05/1990

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-28616

Abstract

Awareness of the environmental consequences of electricity production have led many state public utility commissions (PUC) to consider these externalities formally in their regulation of utilities. At the request of NARUC's Energy Conservation staff sub-committee, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) conducted a survey to identify the extent and range of PUC approaches to this issue; response were obtained from PUC staff 49 states and the District of Columbia. The study should be viewed as providing a "snapshot" of regulatory developments in the area that is evolving rapidly

Year of Publication

1990

Institution

LBNL

City

Berkeley

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