David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement

Pace Comments on the Future of Utility Scale Renewables & Energy Efficiency in New York

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”).

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John Bowie
Energy Law and Climate Advisor

Pace Joins Environmental Coalition Comments in PSEG-LI Utility 2.0 Planning Proceeding

Pace Energy and Climate Center recently weighed in on PSEG-Long Island Utility 2.0 Long Range Plan, commenting as part of a coalition with the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Advocates of New York, Renewable Energy Long Island, the National Wildlife Federation, the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, and Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

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David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement

New York's REV Rolls Forward During Climate Week

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

While the People’s Climate March in Manhattan drew much attention over the weekend, New York State reached a quiet milestone in the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) case underway at the Public Service Commission (Commission) late Monday.   REV is a sweeping proposal that aims to completely restructure the electric utility market in New York State.  It is ripe with potential to increase renewables and energy efficiency, while cutting carbon emissions. 

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David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement

Recent Albany Statehouse Political Shifts May Improve Prospects for Clean Energy in 2015

Energy Efficiency

Several recent political developments, including Monday’s shocking news that veteran lawmaker and New York State Senate Energy Chair George Maziarz (R - Newfane) will not seek reelection in November, may mean new opportunities for clean energy legislation in Albany in 2015. 

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Emissions World Cup Final

Climate

In my previous blog, I discussed the emissions from each of the participant countries and determined a winner. However, encouraging emissions statistics may not be enough to make a critical save in preserving our environment. With the World Cup Final and Consolation games now upon us, I was asked to take into account some mitigation factors to determine who should really win the world cup.

 

Consolation: Brazil vs. Netherlands

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Andrea Cerbin
Staff Attorney

PSC orders new contract terms for RPS.

Renewable Energy
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The Pace Energy and Climate Center (Pace) is pleased to report a major victory in the fight to expand renewable energy generation in New York State.

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World Cup Emissions By Group: Group G!

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

With the World Cup Group Stage coming to an end, some teams will need some masterful performances and timely saves in order to advance in the knockout stage. However, how would the participant countries fare if we were to consider their environmental performance? Breaking down each of the nation’s greenhouse gas emission statistics will elucidate some interesting facts and matchups.

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Knee-deep in Oil with Nowhere to Go

ClimateFuels & Transportation

On June 17, after years of posturing, the Canadian federal government approved the Northern Gateway Pipeline project, designed to transport more than 500,000 barrels of Alberta Tar Sands oil west to the coast of British Columbia and across the sea each day. The project had been in limbo since the Canadian energy company Enbridge filed for an environmental assessment and regulatory examination back in 2010.

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World Cup Emissions By Group: Group A

ClimateRenewable Energy

With the World Cup Group Stage coming to an end, some teams will need some masterful performances and timely saves in order to advance in the knockout stage. However, how would the participant countries fare if we were to consider their environmental performance? Breaking down each of the nation’s greenhouse gas emission statistics will elucidate some interesting facts and matchups.

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Brazil Aims to Host the Greenest World Cup Ever

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup gets underway this week in Brazil, all eyes turn toward the pitch in breathless anticipation of several weeks of world class sport. Eyes are also on Brazil itself: the country has made it their mission to make this the greenest World Cup ever. “We want to score green goals,” said Izabella Teixeira, the Brazilian Environment Minister at a recent press conference highlighting the country’s multiple initiatives to reduce the sporting event’s carbon footprint.

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