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 […]

A primer on utility regulation in the United Kingdom

Author: Benjamin Mandel In advance of a roundtable discussion on the U.K.’s RIIO (“Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs”) model for sustainable utility regulation, to be convened by the Guarini Center on November 18, 2014, the Center has prepared an issue brief to orient an American audience with the basic structures and mechanisms that […]

Performance-Based Regulation to Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency

Benjamin H. Mandel is the Energy Law & Policy Fellow at the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law at the New York University School of Law. His article, “Performance-Based Regulation to Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency” examines how alternative regulatory designs influence investments in technologies that reduce network energy losses by simulating the […]

Further delay in implementing emissions cuts leaves planet “depending on luck” says Princeton professor – NYU law visiting professor and author of new IPCC report

For Immediate Release November 4, 2014 NEW YORK- Noted climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer, a principal author of a just-released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and a professor at Princeton and NYU Law visiting professor, said that further delay in reaching an international agreement to cut global greenhouse gas emissions would amount to a highly […]

September 10, 2014 – “Evolving Financial Landscape for Renewable Energy” Sponsored by Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Renewable energy has come to a financial crossroads: The renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC), which has fueled the growth of wind energy, expired on January 1 of this year, and Congress has yet to decide whether to renew it. The solar investment tax credit (ITC), which has encouraged the growth of solar, will expire […]

A New Framework for New York State Renewable Energy Subsidies

In comments submitted to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), Guarini Center Distinguished Senior Fellow and NYU Law alumnus Paul Francis articulates a vision for the Clean Energy Fund that is currently under consideration by the PSC. The Clean Energy Fund would consolidate all existing New York State programs that currently govern the spending of […]