April 20, 2017 – Expanding Green Roofs in NYC: A Dialogue with the City of Copenhagen

Green roofs promote a number of New York City’s environmental policy goals. They can cut a building’s electricity demand, filter harmful urban air pollutants including asthma-inducing particulate matter, provide disadvantaged communities with access to green space, and significantly reduce storm water runoff. Yet, despite their great potential, green roofs are still few and far between […]

NYU Schack Special Report: The Business Case for Sustainability

While any advancement in environmental policies that encourage sustainable development at the federal level might seem unlikely, including the potential that the Clean Power Plan could be overturned, there is reason for optimism at the state and local level, said Danielle Spiegel-Feld, executive director of the NYU School of Law’s Guarini Center on Environment, Energy […]

The Promise of Renewable Energy Microgrids for Rural Latin America

Since the adoption of the utility business model in the early 20th century, governments have relied on extending their national transmission grids to supply electricity to remote populations. Many countries in Latin America have followed this model. In the few cases where grids were not extended, electrification has been achieved by installing local diesel generation. […]

February 28, 2017 – A conversation on Green Buildings with Anthony E. Malkin

On February 28th the Guarini Center held a talk about improving building energy efficiency entitled: “Stop the Greenwashing: A Conversation with Mr. Malkin, Chairman Empire State Realty Trust” In 2009, Anthony E. Malkin joined former President Bill Clinton and others to announce a pioneering initiative to retrofit a portfolio of properties in New York City, including […]

Greening New York City’s Homes: The Case For Requiring Energy Efficiency Upgrades

If New York City hopes to achieve the ambitious goals it set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will have to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of its building sector, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of the city’s total emissions. In this Policy Brief, Guarini Center Executive Director Danielle Spiegel-Feld and Fellow Augusta Wilson argue […]

Student Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Law and Policy

December 14, 2016 Fellowship Announcement Student Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Law and Policy The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law is pleased to announce a new fellowship for NYU Law students interested in sustainable energy law and policy. The Guarini Center, housed at NYU School of Law, is an academic research center […]

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. […]