This chapter addresses greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation measures in the US energy sector, and, specifically, those applying to the US electric power industry. The focus is on the systems of federal, state, regional, and local regulation of GHG emissions associated with electricity generation, transmission and distribution, concentrating on the regulatory trends likely to have the largest impacts on mitigating GHG emissions. In addition, this section will discuss the extent to which these systems of regulating GHG emissions have evolved over the past decade.
Joel B. Eisen, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures in the United States Electric Power Industry, in Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law (Geert Van Calster et. al. eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2015).