Policy Papers, Issue Briefs & Fact Sheets

Policy Papers

  • Building New York's Future Electricity Markets_FINAL_Page_01 Building New York’s Future Electricity Markets: Identifying Policy Prerequisites & Market Relationships July 2015 - This work was made possible by the generous support of the Energy Foundation New York State’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding aims to improve the efficiency of the State’s electricity system by animating markets for distributed energy resources (DERs). Thus far, the New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) has laid out several aspirational features of […]
  • 14-840, 14-841 tsac Guarini Center_Page_01 Brief as amicus curiae in Support of Petitioners in EnerNOC v. Electric Power Supply Ass’n July 2015 - The Guarini Center has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court supporting the US government’s position in the case EnerNOC v. Electric Power Supply Association. The outcome of this case will determine the extent to which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) can regulate demand response programs in wholesale energy markets. These programs […]
  • Minding the Gaps_Priority Areas for REV Demos_Page_01 Minding the Gaps: Identifying Priority Areas for REV Demonstration Projects to Address June 2015 - This work was made possible by the generous support of the Energy Foundation New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding aims to take advantage of advances in distributed energy resource (DER) technology to make the State’s electricity system more efficient, resilient, and sustainable. The change that New York seeks to achieve is nothing short of transformative […]
  • 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 […]

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Issue Briefs

  • The German Energy Transition _Event Summary_Page_1 The German Energy Transition: Debating Implications for New York State June 2015 - On April 29, 2015, the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law and the Ecologic Institute hosted an event entitled, “The German Energy Transition: Debating Implications for New York State.” A summary of the discussion highlighting key takeaways and next steps can be downloaded here. A recording of the event can be viewed […]
  • RIIO Issue Brief_Page_1 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 […]

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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 co-hosted a discussion on the German Energiewende (Energy Transition) and potential implications it could hold for energy reforms that are underway in New York State. To help facilitate an informed discussion, the Guarini Center prepared a set of facts and figures comparing the German electricity sector and relevant policy instruments […]
  • 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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