Climate
Community Energy
Energy Efficiency
Fuels & Transportation
Renewable Energy

Climate

Our Climate Change work focuses on direct engagement of policy makers, convening decision makers and stakeholders, as well as policy research and analysis.  The goal in this work is to assist decision makers and stakeholders in developing and implementing policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  We are also concerned with identifying cost-effective actions to improve the resiliency to climate change impacts, such as the extreme weather that has hit the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in recent years.

Community Energy

Our Community Energy program brings together the latest strategies in energy efficiency, cogeneration of electricity and thermal energy for heating and cooling, distributed renewable energy, smart grid and demand response through multi-building applications and microgrids. Community microgrids can integrate energy efficiency, cogeneration, solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, organic waste digesters and other types of renewable energy, as well as localized smartgrid and demand response applications. In addition to considerable gains in energy efficiency, microgrids make communities far more resilient in the face of more frequent intense storm events.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency makes good economic and environmental sense. For over 25 years, the Pace Center has sought to find the most efficient and effective ways to capture all cost-effective energy efficiency through sound public and regulatory policies, as well as through innovative financing mechanisms and legal arrangements.  In various energy efficiency portfolio standard and system benefit charge processes, for example, we engage stakeholders and decision makers to cost-effectively reduce the demand for electricity and natural gas while saving consumers money.

Fuels & Transportation

Our Fuels & Transportation program evaluates and promotes low carbon transportation alternatives to the carbon-intensive status quo.  We seek intelligent and practical improvements for the transportation sector through policy research and analysis.  We engage decision-makers with our analysis, and convene and collaborate with stakeholders.

Renewable Energy

Our Renewable Energy program focuses on all forms of renewable energy, including solar, wind, and waste-digesters.  We produce legal and policy research and analysis on ways to eliminate barriers and promote renewable penetration.  We engage state policy makers with advice based in analysis to produce real world results.  On an international level, we are active in studying policy and project precedents to understand successful pathways.

Our Approach

More than a think tank, the Pace Energy & Climate Center turns ideas into action. We believe thoughtful engagement of government and key stakeholders leads to better public policy. We conduct research and analysis on legal, regulatory and policy matters because thorough, objective analyses are essential to finding solutions to today’s complex energy and climate change challenges.  We bring decision makers and stakeholders together because achieving results often entails learning together and finding common ground. We are lawyers, economists, scientists and energy analysts, committed to achieving real-world progress.

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