The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the Clean Power Plan, promulgated under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating plants in the United States. All states will need to meet EPA’s final rule.
The Pace Energy and Climate Center presents the following report on New York State’s progress in meeting its energy efficiency savings goals under the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS). Entitled "Charting a New Course for Energy Efficiency in New York: Lessons from Existing Programs" the report examines the performance of the existing suite of energy efficiency efforts run by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the state’s investor owned utilities.
On Wednesday April 1, 2015, Pace University Law School had the honor of hosting Professor Robin Kundis Craig from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, as the keynote speaker of the 21th Annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law. Titled “Learning to Live with the Trickster: Narrating Climate Change and the Value of Resilience Thinking,” the lecture focused on how humans think and cope with change through the use of different narratives.
This is the forth in a series of posts on the New York Public Service Commissions (“PSC”) Track One Order released in the Reforming the Energy Vision (“REV”) case on Thursday February 26th.
Specifically, this post covers how the order aims to address continued procurement of large-scale renewables, such as wind farms or certain biomass facilities.
This is the third in a series of posts on the New York Public Service Commission’s (“PSC”) Track One Order released in the Reforming the Energy Vision (“REV”) case on Thursday, February 26th. The first post covered the PSC hearing approving the Track One Order, and the second post covered details regarding the Distributed System Platform Provider outlined in the Order.
Last Thursday, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Track One Order. The REV proceeding represents a fundamental shift in New York’s energy policy, attempting to restructure the electric utility market to drive down carbon emissions and increase penetration of cleaner energy sources. This is the second in a series of blog posts detailing the various components of the Track One Order.
New York Public Service Commission Approves the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Track One Order: What We Heard in Albany
Energy circles are abuzz with the news that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Track 1 Order at its February meeting yesterday.
Significant for its national implications, the REV case is a sweeping proposal that aims to completely restructure the electric utility market in New York State. If properly executed, REV could help drive down climate pollution emissions from “central station” power plants and create new markets for clean energy.
‘Tis the season to cross items off on our holiday gift lists and knock out our year- end to-do’s. New York State policy-makers seem to be crossing items off their regulatory checklist lists too. Last week the New York State Department of Public Service took another step toward implementing the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and Clean Energy Fund (CEF) proceedings by wrapping up the comment period on their draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS).
Pace Energy and Climate Center is happy to announce a recent award from the Heising Simons Foundation supporting policy analytic work that will help guide New York’s utility market reform process. In the coming months, the Center will undertake a novel analysis of the electric market to produce a revolutionary “carbon duration curve” that more accurately captures the instantaneous emissions impacts of electric resources on the grid.
The Pace Energy and Climate Center (“Pace”) and its allies called for new forums to discuss the future of incentives for large-scale renewable energy projects (such wind farms) and energy efficiency in New York in documents filed Friday in the ongoing Reforming the Energy Vision case (“REV”).