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Radina Valova
Staff Attorney

Radina holds a B.A. in psychology from UCLA and earned her J.D. and LL.M. from Pace Law School in 2012 and 2013, respectively, with a focus on environmental and energy law. Prior to joining the Pace Energy and Climate Center as Staff Attorney, Radina worked in commercial litigation for Peska & Associates. She also completed an internship and a one-year research fellowship with the Center, during which she contributed to papers on greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs and environmental governance of the Hudson River. Her pre-law school experience includes coordinating a sustainable living program for community college students at Sustainable Works, a non-profit organization located in Santa Monica, California.

As Pace Energy and Climate Center's Staff Attorney / Energy and Climate Law Advisor, Radina coordinates the Center's involvement in the Public Service Commission's utility rate cases and assists with other Commission proceedings. She is admitted to practice in New York State and the Southern District of New York.

Posts

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.

New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision Proceeding Continues to Make Strides Toward the Utility of the Future

As the end of the year approaches, New York's energy revolution continues to gain momentum. Pace recently filed comments on two matters critical to the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding: Track Two, which will determine the form of utility ratemaking and business models under REV, and the Department of Public Service’s guidance paper on utility Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIPs), which will define the utilities’ new roles and responsibilities in REV. In addition, Pace intervened in Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.'s most recent rate case and commends the New York Public Service Commission for including two important REV-related initiatives in its 2015 O&R rate order.

Publications

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