Description: Challenge to DOE’s failure to promulgate regulations for loan guarantees for renewable energy.
Californians for Renewable Energy v. Department of Energy
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/17/2012 Memorandum Opinion Motion to dismiss granted. A nonprofit renewable energy group filed a lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE), alleging that the agency had failed to promulgate regulations concerning the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s modification to the Energy Policy Act as to the selection of applicants for loan guarantees and implementation of the renewable energy program. The program permits the Secretary of Energy to guarantee loans for energy projects that reduce or otherwise eliminate GHG emissions. The district court granted DOE’s motion to dismiss, holding that generalized allegations that the group would suffer environmental harms were insufficient to demonstrate an injury.