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A New Framework for New York State Renewable Energy Subsidies

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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Environmental Sustainability and the Regulation of New Zealand’s Electricity Market

In this policy paper, NYU Law Environmental LLM alumna Kate Yesberg considers the implications of removing “environmental sustainability” as an objective of New Zealand’s electricity market regulation under the Electricity Industry Act 2010. To do so, the paper looks specifically at the impact of this change on the development of regulatory incentives for investment in […]

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Amicus Curiae Brief of the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at New York University School of Law in Support of Petitioners (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, Supreme Court of the United States)

NYU Law’s Guarini Center submitted this amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting the US government’s position in the case Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association. The outcome of the case will determine the extent to which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) can regulate and promote demand response programs in wholesale […]

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Public Comments on Selected Policy Issues Raised by the New York Public Service Commission’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’

Guarini Center Senior Fellow Jonathan Schrag submitted comments on selected policy issues raised by the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). In the comments, Schrag urges the Public Service Commission to maintain its focus on the overarching goal of incentive programs for clean energy – which is to reduce greenhouse gas […]

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Public Comments on the Con Edison Storm Hardening and Resilience Report

The Guarini Center, along with NYU Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity, submitted comments on Con Edison’s Storm Hardening and Resilience Collaborative Report. The comments urge New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to extend the charter of the working groups convened as part of the collaborative process surrounding Con Edison’s latest ratemaking proceeding. The comments can be […]

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New Renewable Finance

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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Building Blocks for Global Climate Protection, 32 Stanford Envtl. L. J. 341 (2013)

Authors: Richard Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer and Bryce Rudyk This article presents an innovative institutional approach to supplement and ultimately strengthen the lagging United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process for negotiating a climate treaty that commits major emitting and developed countries to greenhouse gas emissions limitations. The Durban Platform for Enhanced Action does […]

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A New Strategy for Global Climate Protection, 120 Climatic Change 1 (2013)

Authors: Richard Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer and Bryce Rudyk This essay proposes an innovative institutional strategy for global climate protection, quite distinct from but ultimately complementary to the UNFCCC climate treaty negotiations. Our “building block” strategy relies on a variety of smaller-scale transnational cooperative arrangements, involving not only states, but also sub-national jurisdictions, firms, and civil […]

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The National Immigration Policy Option: Limits and Potential, in Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate

Author: Katrina M. Wyman Download this publication here. Climate change may force the inhabitants of small, low-lying island nations to relocate to other countries. There are concerns, however, that neither existing international law nor the domestic immigration laws of likely destination states afford an adequate right of refuge to these future climate refugees. These concerns […]