SCOTUS Rules to Incentivize Electricity Conservation

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a government program that incentivizes electricity conservation, in a 6-2 vote that overturned a federal appeals decision and affirmed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authority. States can still opt out of FERC’s regulation, but the so-called Demand Response programs have the ability to help grid operators avoid blackouts and limit consumer costs, Politico reported.