Emory Law Journal

Volume 62Issue 6

Long-Term Contracting the Way to Renewable Energy Investment: Lessons from Brazil Applied to the United States

Leah B. Chacon | 62 Emory L.J. 1563 (2013)

Fostering development of a renewable energy industry is critical to ensuring energy security and sustained economic development. The United States recently lost its status as global leader in new financial investment in renewable energy, while investment in renewable energy has increased in the developing world. For example, Brazil is the sixth largest investor in renewable energy and has moved up in renewable energy rankings. It is time for the United States to regain its leadership role and create a stable climate for renewable energy investment.

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Beyond School Finance: Refocusing Education Reform Litigation to Realize the Deferred Dream of Education Equality and Adequacy

Jared S. Buszin | 62 Emory L.J. 1613 (2013)

The academic achievement gap between poor, minority students and their wealthier white peers has been one of the most troubling and persistent policy problems in the United States throughout its history. For the past forty years, education reformers have turned to the courts to increase educational opportunities for minority and impoverished children by increasing their access to funding. Success in court has been mixed. While the Supreme Court’s decision in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez foreclosed the possibility of a federal right to equalized education expenditures, education reform plaintiffs in many states have been able to secure a state constitutional right to equalized education funding.

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