September 10, 2014 – The Evolving Financial Landscape for Renewable Energy

    Leading experts from industry, finance, and government will provide insights into the current financing landscape for renewable energy. What new structures are emerging to support renewable energy development? What financing barriers remain? What changes in tax policy are anticipated? These questions and more will be explored. 1.5 CLE credits will be awarded. Click […]

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 […]

Clean Power Plan Prosed Rule “provides strong incentives for innovation” in Electricity Sector

NEW YORK- Richard B. Stewart, Director of the Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law at New York University School of Law issued the following statement:   “Today’s power plant carbon regulatory initiative by the Obama administration is a major step forward in addressing climate change. By allowing wide flexibility, including cap and […]

Sept. 2014 – Using Climate Finance to Transform Global Investment

The recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting (March 2014) focused a portion of its work on finding solutions for the realization of near-term mitigation opportunities, particularly in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. For the vast majority of developing countries, access to low-cost capital is a major barrier to the […]

June 12, 2014 – Energy Bar Association 2014 Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting

On June 12th, the Energy Bar Association will hold the Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting at the Con Edison Learning Center in New York. The meeting will explore critical issues concerning resilient infrastructure, the implementation of FERC’s Order 1000, restructuring of electricity markets outside the US and more. Among other distinguished speakers, Richard Miller (’87), President of […]