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October 16, 2017 – Incorporating State Public Policy Goals in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Please join the Guarini Center and a group of leading energy policy experts for a discussion on “Incorporating State Public Policy Goals in Wholesale Electricity Markets.” Panelists will examine a range of policy options for advancing state objectives, including transitioning towards low-carbon generation resources, and intersections with federal law. Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:30 – […]

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NYT: New York City Should Grade Buildings on Energy Efficiency

“As President Trump retreats from his predecessor’s efforts to tackle climate change, it is more important than ever that our cities and states develop tools to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for the planet’s warming. In New York City, this means first and foremost cutting energy use in buildings, which accounts for over two-thirds […]

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Taxi Regulation in the Age of Uber

Uber and other apps for e-hailing taxis have transformed the taxi business in recent years. However, to date, U.S. regulators have not been especially innovative in responding to the emergence of Uber and the other apps. This article analyzes what taxi regulators should be doing in the age of taxi apps, for both e-hailed taxis […]

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May 2, 2017 – The Generator’s Perspective: The Outlook for Coal, Gas, and Nuclear Power Under Trump

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm NYU School of Law Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 Please register, here 1.5 CLE credits offered in the areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional. Join the Guarini Center for a panel discussion with energy industry experts on the […]

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March 2017: Building blocks: a strategy for near-term climate action

Authors: Richard Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer and Bryce Rudyk The Paris Agreement cemented a new framework for global climate policy based on the voluntary and non-legally binding emission reduction actions by both developed and developing countries. The building blocks strategy for climate action discussed in this Special Issue is well adapted to and strongly complements this […]

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April 20, 2017 – Expanding Green Roofs in NYC: A Dialogue with the City of Copenhagen

Green roofs promote a number of New York City’s environmental policy goals. They can cut a building’s electricity demand, filter harmful urban air pollutants including asthma-inducing particulate matter, provide disadvantaged communities with access to green space, and significantly reduce storm water runoff. Yet, despite their great potential, green roofs are still few and far between […]

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NYU Schack Special Report: The Business Case for Sustainability

While any advancement in environmental policies that encourage sustainable development at the federal level might seem unlikely, including the potential that the Clean Power Plan could be overturned, there is reason for optimism at the state and local level, said Danielle Spiegel-Feld, executive director of the NYU School of Law’s Guarini Center on Environment, Energy […]