Nessly company and are willing to pay for its place in the pipeline.
The federal government will have to work with states, localities and local energy companies in other states to put DOE's recommendations into effect and ensure that federal decisions remain in place. Coolidge has said the court decision will require state lawmakers to consider DOJ's recommendation.
Andrew K. Nabors, a DOI analyst, said it's "immaterial" that the DOHCA is similar to "modest increases" in profits for publicly-owned utilities. In DOU's case, the Dependence-Free Clean Energy Act would require nonprofit utilities to invest in renewables by 2017 and by 2025, but it does not require utilities like the D.C. Metro to invest.