January 24, 2017 – The Times They Are A-Changin’: Energy Policy in the Trump Administration

Wednesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm NYU School of Law Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall 108 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012 US oil and gas policy may undergo substantial change in the next administration. Federal rules governing methane emissions, the leasing of government lands, exports, and much more could be revised in […]

November 30, 2016 – Environmental Law in the Trump Administration: Where Do “Greens” Go from Here?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:00 – 7:15 pm NYU School of Law Vanderbilt Hall, 210 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 Please join NYU Law’s distinguished environmental law faculty for a discussion on the path forward for environmental law and policy during the Trump Administration. All students and alumni are invited to attend. […]

Christiansen – The FPA and the Private Right to Preempt

Matthew R. Christiansen · September 2016 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. Arguendo 129 The boundary between state and federal authority over the electricity sector is in flux. A host of new technologies is rapidly changing how electricity is generated and consumed. At the same time, state and federal regulators are adopting novel laws and regulations […]

Sept 22, 2016 – Voice of (Climate) Change in the Middle East

A Conversation with HE Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates Thursday, September 22, 12:00-1:00pm NYU School of Law Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 245 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi was appointed UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment in February 2016. This portfolio […]

Stanford Law Review: FERC v. EPSA Functionalism and the Electricity Industry of the Future

In this new Essay, Guarini Center Fellow Matt Christiansen examines the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association. Christiansen argues that the decision represents a deeply functional and pragmatic approach to the Federal Power Act.  That approach, he concludes, represents a promising development for the future of electricity […]

June 13, 2016 – Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue

The Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law, held a discussion on, “Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue.” In 2015, renewable energy resources supplied approximately 33% of Germany’s electricity demand. Yet, despite the influx of intermittent resources, grid reliability does not seem to have declined at all. […]