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 […]

Washington Post: “The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future”

Guarini Center affiliate and NYU School of Law visiting professor Michael Oppenheimer is quoted in a recent Washington Post column that profiles a new high-profile scientific study. The study in question, led by James Hansen of Columbia’s Earth Institute, claims that prominent projections of sea-level rise in the coming decades may fail to account for climatic feedback effects […]

Building New York’s Future Electricity Markets: Identifying Policy Prerequisites & Market Relationships

This work was made possible by the generous support of the Energy Foundation New York State’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding aims to improve the efficiency of the State’s electricity system by animating markets for distributed energy resources (DERs). Thus far, the New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) has laid out several aspirational features of […]

Brief as amicus curiae in Support of Petitioners in EnerNOC v. Electric Power Supply Ass’n

The Guarini Center has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court supporting the US government’s position in the case EnerNOC v. Electric Power Supply Association. The outcome of this case will determine the extent to which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) can regulate demand response programs in wholesale energy markets. These programs […]

Nature: “Europe Braces for More Climate Litigation”

See Nature’s article regarding climate change: Europe Braces for More Climate Litigation which quotes Richard Stewart, NYU Law Professor and Guarini Center Faculty Director; and Michael Oppenheimer, Visiting Professor of Law, NYU; Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton University.  

Minding the Gaps: Identifying Priority Areas for REV Demonstration Projects to Address

This work was made possible by the generous support of the Energy Foundation New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding aims to take advantage of advances in distributed energy resource (DER) technology to make the State’s electricity system more efficient, resilient, and sustainable. The change that New York seeks to achieve is nothing short of transformative […]

The Merits of an ‘Integrated’ Approach to Performance-Based Regulation, 28 Electr. J. 8 (2015)

Author: Benjamin Mandel The composition of utility revenues under performance-based regulation depends on the approach used to set base revenue allowances and the magnitude of financial performance incentives. For the most policy-responsive regime, regulators should pursue ‘integrated PBR’ by both broadening the set of performance incentives they offer and embracing benchmarking for base revenue allowances. This article, based on an […]

Facts and Figures About the German Energy Transition

On April 29, the Guarini Center and Ecologic Institute co-hosted a discussion on the German Energiewende (Energy Transition) and potential implications it could hold for energy reforms that are underway in New York State. To help facilitate an informed discussion, the Guarini Center prepared a set of facts and figures comparing the German electricity sector and relevant policy instruments […]