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Radina Valova
Staff Attorney
As Staff Attorney, Radina manages the Center’s regulatory and litigation docket, drafts public comments in the REV proceedings, and oversees the Center's rate case engagement, including coordinating the team's expert witness testimony and participation in hearings and settlements. Radina also prepares white papers and other reports on clean energy issues with the Center team. 
 
One of Radina’s favorite activities is co-leading the Clean Energy Organizations Collaborative (CEOC) with the Center’s partners at the Alliance for Clean Energy-New York. CEOC is a coalition of 31 NGOs and renewable developers and associations who work together to speak as a unified voice in REV. Radina is also especially passionate for her engagement with the Energy Efficiency for All-New York coalition, through which the Center partners with other low-income and clean energy advocates to bring the benefits of efficiency and renewables to all of New York’s residents. 
 
Radina holds a B.A. in psychology from UCLA and earned her J.D. and LL.M. from Pace Law School, with a focus on environmental and energy law. She is admitted to the New York State bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining the Pace Energy and Climate Center as Staff Attorney, Radina worked in commercial litigation at Peska & Associates and managed a sustainable living program for community college students at Sustainable Works, a non-profit organization located in Santa Monica, California. Radina brings her passion for working with students to the Center, where she leads the Center’s law student intern program.
 
Outside of the office, Radina enjoys still photography, screenwriting, and occasionally winning at the Center’s intern board-game nights.

Posts

New York Public Service Commission “REVs” Up Utility Reform in Consolidated Edison Rate Case

  • New York Public Service Commission adopted a three-year rate plan for Consolidated Edison, including several key Reforming the Energy Vision initiatives.
  • The Pace Energy and Climate Center and Earthjustice partnered on our fifth New York rate case and scored a number of REV wins, including on standby rate reforms, energy efficiency, and REV-aligned rate design.
  • This is the first "post-REV" rate case and is a significant milestone in New York's path to grid modernization.

Cuomo Delivers on Promise to Shut Down Indian Point, Supports New York’s Clean Energy Future

  • The plant will close 14 years earlier than expected, without busting New York’s carbon budget.
  • The agreement between the State and Entergy includes support for displaced employees and $15 million fund for community and environmental benefit.
  • Indian Point’s closure is supported by the clean energy foundation laid by Governor Cuomo through the Reforming the Energy Vision process and other energy efficiency and renewables programs and investments.

New York Closes the Regulatory Gap on Small Distributed Generators

New York State recently adopted long-awaited air pollution regulations aimed at small distributed generators. The emissions rules, found in Part 222 of Title 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations (commonly known as “Part 222”), will help to reduce the negative health impacts of nitrous oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions, and will cover small generators that were previously unregulated thanks to a “regulatory gap” in the existing air pollution rules.  

Consolidated Edison 2016 Rate Case Settlement Proposal Filed

The New York State Department of Public Service Staff recently filed a proposed settlement (the “Joint Proposal”) in Consolidated Edison’s 2016 rate case. The Joint Proposal represents an agreement between more than twenty parties, including the Pace Energy and Climate Center, the City of New York, Staff, non-profit organizations, and businesses, on Con Ed's rates and revenue requirements for 2017-2019.

Con Ed Rate Case: Proposed Settlement Advances Energy Efficiency Programs

The Pace Energy and Climate Center joined the Natural Resources Defense Council, Acadia Center, and the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. today in a joint statement hailing the energy efficiency programs proposed in Consolidated Edison of New York's 2017 to 2019 electric rates plan.

Publications

Transition Support Mechanisms for Communities Facing Full or Partial Coal Power Plant Retirement in New York

The Transition Support Mechanisms report, prepared by Pace Energy and Climate Center with the support of Environmental Defense Fund, documents best

The Utilities of Maryland’s Future – An Agenda for Transformation

The Utilities of Maryland’s Future – An Agenda for Transformation charts a course for the Maryland Public Service Commiss