The Guarini Center regularly issues books, academic journal articles, policy papers and issue briefs. Please use the drop down menu to explore past publications.
Toward Policy-Responsive Performance-Based Regulation in New York State March 2015 - Author: Benjamin Mandel In a Guarini Center policy brief, Energy Law & Policy Fellow Benjamin Mandel presents and evaluates options for performance-based regulation (PBR) approaches that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) can adopt in its REV proceeding. Mandel recommends that the PSC implement comprehensive “Integrated PBR” reforms to cost-effectively address REV’s ambitious policy […]
Reforming Electricity Regulation in New York State: Lessons from the United Kingdom January 2015 - Authors: Danielle Spiegel-Feld and Benjamin Mandel In the order instituting New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)” proceeding, the Public Service Commission indicated that the United Kingdom’s novel approach to network regulation known as “RIIO” could serve as a model for reforms in New York State. However, in light of a dearth of up-to-date and […]
Public comments on net metering to the New York Public Service Commission November 2014 - Guarini Center fellows Jonathan Schrag and Benjamin Mandel submitted comments to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) in response to petitions to increase the limits on net metering in utility service territories. Schrag and Mandel argue that the net metering cap should be raised as little as would be feasible until the completion […]
A Primer on Utility Regulation in the United Kingdom: Origins, Aims, and Mechanics of the RIIO Model November 2014 - Author: Benjamin Mandel In advance of a roundtable discussion on the UK’s RIIO (“Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs”) model for sustainable utility regulation, to be convened by the Guarini Center on November 18, 2014, the Center has prepared an issue brief to orient an American audience with the basic structures and mechanisms that […]
Performance-Based Regulation to Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency November 2014 - Benjamin H. Mandel is the Energy Law & Policy Fellow at the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law at the New York University School of Law. His article, “Performance-Based Regulation to Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency” examines how alternative regulatory designs influence investments in technologies that reduce network energy losses by simulating the […]