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

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

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 […]

Environmental Sustainability and the Regulation of New Zealand’s Electricity Market

In this policy paper, NYU Law Environmental LLM alumna Kate Yesberg considers the implications of removing “environmental sustainability” as an objective of New Zealand’s electricity market regulation under the Electricity Industry Act 2010. To do so, the paper looks specifically at the impact of this change on the development of regulatory incentives for investment in […]

Public Comments on Selected Policy Issues Raised by the New York Public Service Commission’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’

Guarini Center Senior Fellow Jonathan Schrag submitted comments on selected policy issues raised by the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). In the comments, Schrag urges the Public Service Commission to maintain its focus on the overarching goal of incentive programs for clean energy – which is to reduce greenhouse gas […]

In the LNG Export Debate, the WTO Can’t be Ignored

By Danielle Spiegel-Feld Published in Breaking Energy June 23, 2014 If history is any guide, the Russian energy firm Gazprom’s recent decision to cut off gas to Ukraine will stoke the already raging debate over whether the Department of Energy (DoE) should allow increased natural gas exports from the United States. Stakeholders have raised myriad economic and environmental concerns […]

Equity at Stake in Solar Energy Ownership Debate

By Benjamin Mandel Published in The Energy Collective June 23, 2014 Solar panels are all the rage these days. They provide power with no fuel cost or carbon footprint, they ease reliance on utility service, and they democratize the energy system by placing generation in the hands of consumers. The technology is even picking up […]