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Crain’s: Greening the City from the Top Down

by Scott Stringer and Danielle Spiegel-Feld When storm clouds gather, 62 square miles of roofs keep us dry in New York City. Unfortunately, most of the dozens of inches of rain that hit New York each year cascades into our gutters, swelling sewers and often causing raw sewage to pour into our waterways. The city […]

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Expanding Green Roofs in New York City: Towards a Location-Specific Tax Incentive

Vegetated, or “green,” roofs provide numerous social and environmental benefits to urban areas. Compared with conventional roofs, green roofs promote biodiversity, reduce building energy use, decrease noise, and improve the productivity of solar photovoltaic installations. They can also mitigate the urban heat island effect and reduce stormwater runoff, thereby diminishing flooding and pollution of local waterways. […]

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Water for Nukes: Could Canadian Hydropower Keep New York’s Emissions in Check After Indian Point?

The planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear facility, which currently supplies about 25 percent of New York City’s electricity, could cause a substantial rise in greenhouse emissions and local air pollution if concerted action is not taken to secure alternative clean energy resources for the City. In this Policy Brief, Guarini Center Energy Law […]

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Call for Papers: Guarini/Copenhagen Workshop on Ocean Governance

The Guarini Center, along with the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law and the Center for International Governance Innovation, welcomes proposals for paper presentations at the II TRAMEREN’s International Conference on Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the 17th and 18th of September 2018. The […]

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Apr. 30, 2018 – The Natural Gas Forecast: Legal, Political and Economic Factors Affecting Gas Generation in the US

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm NYU School of Law Greenberg Lounge 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE 1.5 credits of CLE in the Areas of Professional Practice category The outlook for natural gas fired generation across America defies easy prediction. With record levels of production ongoing, the EIA […]

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Clean and Resilient Power for Caribbean States

The Caribbean hurricanes of 2017 made clear that many of the islands’ power systems are woefully unprepared to withstand the increasingly severe weather events that climate change is generating. Perhaps no island exemplified this inadequacy better than Puerto Rico; one month after hurricane Maria barreled into the island, approximately eighty percent of its population was […]