Policy Papers, Issue Briefs & Fact Sheets

Policy Papers

  • Performance incentives_FINAL_Page_01 Designing Performance Incentives to Advance New York State’s Policy Agenda April 2015 - Author: Benjamin Mandel In this Guarini Center policy brief, Energy Law & Policy Fellow Benjamin Mandel examines how the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) can implement an expanded set of performance incentives for electric utilities to realize its ambitious policy objectives. The brief outlines the steps regulators must address in order to design […]
  • Policy-responsive PBR in NYS_FINAL_Page_1 Toward Policy-Responsive Performance-Based Regulation in New York 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 adopt “Integrated PBR,” by both broadening the range of policy incentives […]
  • RIIO Roundtable Report_Page_01 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 […]
  • Schrag Mandel comments_Page_1 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 […]
  • Francis_Guarini op-ed 8.17.14E_Page_01 A New Framework for New York State Renewable Energy Subsidies September 2014 - In comments submitted to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), Guarini Center Distinguished Senior Fellow and NYU Law alumnus Paul Francis articulates a vision for the Clean Energy Fund that is currently under consideration by the PSC. The Clean Energy Fund would consolidate all existing New York State programs that currently govern the spending of […]

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Fact Sheets

  • German Energy Transition_Handout_Page_1 Facts and Figures About the German Energy Transition April 2015 - On April 29, the Guarini Center and Ecologic Institute will co-host a discussion on the German Energiewende (Energy Transition) and potential implications it may hold for energy reforms that are underway in New York State. To help facilitate an informed discussion on the 29th, the Guarini Center has prepared a set of facts and figures comparing the German electricity sector and […]
  • NYU Innovative Finance Fact Sheet - Nov 13_Page_1 New Renewable Finance November 2013 - Authors: Jonathan Schrag & Seth Silverman Since the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the U.S. federal government has relied on a Production Tax Credit (PTC) to encourage private capital investment in renewable energy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 expanded an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for renewable energy. Those tax credits, however, have […]

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