Perri Hom
Student Researcher

Living with the Climate Trickster - The 21st Annual Garrison Lecture

Climate

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.

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John Bowie
Energy Law and Climate Advisor

Public Service Commission initiates Large-Scale Renewables Track (LSR)

Renewable Energy

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.

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David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement

REV Track One & EE

Energy Efficiency

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.

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A New Utility Business Model: REV Track One

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

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.

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David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement

New York Public Service Commission Approves the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Track One Order: What We Heard in Albany

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

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.

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David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement

Beyond Checking Off Boxes: Building A Better REV/CEF Environmental Impacts Analysis

Energy EfficiencyRenewable 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).

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Karl R. Rábago
Executive Director

Pace Launches Carbon Duration Curve Study

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

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.

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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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