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The Washington Post | The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future

Guarini Center affiliate and NYU School of Law Visiting Professor Michael Oppenheimer is quoted in a recent Washington Post column that profiles a new high-profile scientific study. The study in question, led by James Hansen of Columbia’s Earth Institute, claims that prominent projections of sea-level rise in the coming decades may fail to account for climatic feedback effects …

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Building New York’s Future Electricity Markets: Identifying Policy Prerequisites & Market Relationships

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 its DER market vision. The Commission has determined that distribution utilities will serve …

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Building a More Effective Global Climate Regime Bottom-Up

Authors: Richard Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer and Bryce Rudyk The Durban Platform for Enhanced Action holds out the promise of progress towards a climate treaty that includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limitations commitments by all major emitting countries, including developing as well as developed countries. But as the UNFCCC process still faces significant obstacles, it needs …

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Governing a Fragmented Climate Finance Regime

Authors: Richard Stewart, Bryce Rudyk and Kiri Mattes This article summarizes the emergence and current status of climate finance in international climate negotiations; sets forth the broad array of functions that global climate finance institutions must carry out; describes the institutions that are already in place; and outlines the agenda for future institution building that …

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Carbon Capture and Storage: Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues

Editors: Ian Hovercraft, Richard Macrory, and Richard Stewart Recently, University Professor Richard Stewart, along with two University College London (UCL) colleagues, Ian Hovercraft and Richard Macrory, edited a book on carbon capture and storage. The book follows the successful two-day Carbon Capture & Storage Global Legal Symposium in March 2010. CCS, as it is known, …

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Fuel Cycle to Nowhere: US Law and Policy on Nuclear Waste

Authors: Jane Stewart and Richard Stewart University Professor Richard Stewart and his wife Jane Stewart ’79, have just published Fuel Cycle to Nowhere: U.S. Law and Policy on Nuclear Waste. The Obama Administration’s abandonment of the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada—the sole destination for disposal of nuclear waste—has created a crisis as waste continues to pile up …

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Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development

Edited by Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury and Bryce Rudyk NYU Press (September 2009). pp 348   Contents: Full Book (PDF, 3.1 Mb) Cover (Front & Back) (PDF, 280 Kb) Front matter (PDF, 119 Kb) Section I: Climate Change and Mitigation (PDF, 641 Kb) Section II: Proposals for Climate Finance (PDF, 929 Kb) Section III: …

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