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David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement
(518) 487-1744
dgahl@law.pace.edu

David represents Pace in the New York State Capital and at the Public Service Commission. Prior to joining the Center, David held various positions at Environmental Advocates of New York, New York State’s leading environmental advocacy organization. There he oversaw all aspects of the organization’s policy analysis, advocacy and communications work. He also ran the organization’s clean energy campaign. Prior to joining Environmental Advocates, David worked as a Senior Budget Analyst for the New York State Assembly Ways & Means Committee, as well as for the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. David earned a B.A. in History from Miami University in Ohio and an M.A. with honors in Public Policy from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, SUNY Albany.

 

 

Posts

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.

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

‘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 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”).

New York's REV Rolls Forward During Climate Week

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. 

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

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. 

Publications

Pace & supporters’ comments on the NYS Department of Public Service "Straw Proposal" in the landmark Reforming the Energy Vision case (14-M-0101)

Comments filed to the NYS Public Service Commission by Pace and supporters (Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Environmenta

Pace & supporters' comments on the NYS Department of Public Service "Staff Report” in the landmark Reforming the Energy Vision case (14-M-0101) and the Clean Energy Fund case (14-M-0094)

Comments filed to the NYS Public Service Commission by Pace and nine supporting organizations in the landmark Reforming the Energy Vision case (14-

Pace Energy and Climate Center comments on the draft 2014 New York State Energy Plan

Comments filed to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the State Energy Planning Board on the draft New York State Ener