November 3, 2014 – Reforming New York’s Energy Vision: Implications for Wholesale Electricity Markets

Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP On November 3rd, the Guarini Center held an event titled, Reforming New York’s Energy Vision: Implications for Wholesale Electricity Markets at NYU Law. The event addressed the New York Public Service Commission’s “Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)” initiative to reform New York’s electric energy industry and regulatory practices to promote greater […]

The Rise of DG: Options for Addressing the Environmental Consequences of Increased Distributed Generation

States across the country are witnessing a surge in distributed electricity generation.  DG has the potential to provide significant economic and reliability benefits.  DG powered by zero- or low-emissions resources may also confer significant environmental benefits.  But not all DG comes from these relatively clean sources.  Increased reliance on “dirty DG,” especially DG that runs on […]

SCOTUS Blog – Guarini Center Analysis of EPSA Ruling

SCOTUS Blog notes that the Guarini Center’s Matthew Christiansen suggests that, although “the decision is, first and foremost, a significant victory for the FERC and its efforts to support demand response, it also goes a long way toward clarifying the legal regime governing the FERC’s exercise of its jurisdiction more generally.” Read full article here.

Feb 25, 2016 – Considering A Career in Energy?

Have you ever considered a career in energy law or policy? Curious about what opportunities might exist in the field? Join us for lunch with two NYU Law alumni who are at the forefront of the profession. Please RSVP here. Students and alumni only Thursday, February 25th, 12 to 1:30PM New York University School of […]

The Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745

January 2016 Case Update: The Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745 Matthew R. Christiansen Energy Law & Policy Fellow Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law On Monday, the Supreme Court held that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) to regulate demand response […]

Urban Green: “Lessons from Afar: Labels and Locals”

“We in New York City like to think we’re the best,” began Urban Green Chief Program Officer Cecil Scheib in his opening remarks at last week’s panel discussion, Lessons from Afar: Europe’s Approach to Energy Policy, an event co-presented by Urban Green Council, NYU School of Law and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law […]

A Building Blocks Strategy for Global Climate Change

The likely future global climate regime, based on nationally determined, non-legally binding commitments, is not by itself likely to produce emissions reductions sufficient to prevent dangerous climate change. There is, however, already significant mitigation occurring outside the context of the UNFCCC that could potentially be scaled up to fill the gap. This chapter, expanding on earlier work, proposes a […]

January 26, 2016 – Energy Private Equity: The New Reality of Low Oil Prices

On January 26, 2016, the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law, held a discussion on, “Energy Private Equity: The New Reality of Low Oil Prices.” Speakers included: Stephen Coats, Partner, Riverstone Thomas Edelman, Managing Partner, White Deer Energy Robert Gold (’84), Senior Executive, Ridgewood Energy Shaia Hosseinzadeh, Managing […]

Former International Environmental Law Clinic Student Contributes to Trailblazing Research on Fisheries

Fish Story: Analysts See Nations’ Misuse of “Rational Use” When It Comes to Fishing Rights The term “rational use,” as applied to fishing rights in Antarctic waters, has been misused by certain countries, an analysis by a team of researchers has concluded. Its work, which comes ahead of the 34th international convention where these matters […]