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Stanford Law Review: FERC v. EPSA Functionalism and the Electricity Industry of the Future April 2016 - In this new Essay, Guarini Center Fellow Matt Christiansen examines the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association. Christiansen argues that the decision represents a deeply functional and pragmatic approach to the Federal Power Act. That approach, he concludes, represents a promising development for the future of electricity […]
Building Demand for Efficient Buildings: Insights from the EU’s Energy Disclosure Regime April 2016 - In late 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed expanding the scope of New York City’s hallmark building energy disclosure law, Local Law 84, to cover midsized buildings. The proposed expansion could prove critical to the City’s pollution-reduction goals. Yet, without also addressing the means by which energy information is communicated, Mayor de Blasio’s proposal is […]
Next Steps for the Paris Climate Agreement March 2016 - In December 2015, 196 countries met in Paris, France for UNFCCC COP21 and adopted the Paris Agreement on climate change. While much of the attention surrounding the Paris Agreement has focused on the post-2020 period, the Paris Agreement could enter into force much sooner–possibly by the end of 2016. In this brief, Guarini Center fellow […]
Allocating the Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy Between Stakeholders on Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Arguments for a Balanced Approach March 2016 - For many Small Island Developing States (SIDS) the cost of producing electricity from imported fossil fuels is so high and the cost of renewable energy technology has fallen so significantly that transitioning towards renewable energy is likely to produce cost savings. A recent workshop at NYU School of Law, which brought together SIDS utility representatives […]
FPA Preemption in the 21st Century February 2016 - On February 24, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing. In deciding this case, the Court must determine whether an effort by the State of Maryland to incentivize the construction of new power plants is field preempted by the Federal Power Act (“FPA”)—that is, whether the Maryland law intrudes on an […]