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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Guarini Center Convenes International Workshop on Microgrid Deployment

Led by Bryce Rudyk and Danielle Spiegel-Feld, the Guarini Center convened a major international conference to explore barriers and opportunities for deploying renewable energy powered microgrids in Latin America. The workshop drew participants from the international development community, including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the […]

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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 […]