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Water for Nukes: Could Canadian Hydropower Keep New York’s Emissions in Check After Indian Point? April 2018 - 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 […]
Clean and Resilient Power for Caribbean States January 2018 - 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 […]
Political Cross Currents in the Electricity Sector October 2017 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission faces increasing and conflicting pressures from both States and the Department of Energy to intervene in the federal wholesale electricity markets that FERC administers. In this primer, Guarini Center fellow Peter S. Ross provides a brief overview of those political forces and the legal framework in which they operate. The […]
Act Locally, Link Globally: Overcoming Obstacles to a Joint RGGI-WCI Market September 2017 - In this new Working Paper, Guarini Center fellow Augusta C. Wilson examines opportunities and obstacles to creating a joint RGGI-WCI carbon market. Read the paper here.
Expanding Green Roofs in New York City: Insights from the City of Copenhagen May 2017 - In New York City, rooftops are a vastly underutilized resource. Occupying thirty times the land area of Central Park, many rooftops in NYC sit empty and unused. On April 20th, 2017, the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law convened a panel discussion in collaboration with Danish Cleantech Hub to discuss how New […]