We operate the Department of Energy Technical Assistance Partnership that does unbiased site analysis for CHP. We also work to educate installers, site owners, and legislators of the benefits of efficient, economic, reliable CHP.
Our solar energy work encompasses bringing together business associations across the northeast to set common state policy goals that forwards the integration of solar energy to the utility grid.
With support from the Energy Foundation and other Funders, the Pace Energy and Climate Center has been working on RGGI development, implementation, operations, and policy for several years, going back to RGGI’s inception.
Low and Moderate Income Energy Work
We work to bridge the gaps between electric utiltiy, grid modernization, and LMI communities to bring equality of access and reliability.
Since the Center’s inception, it has had strong involvement in international energy issues, and in recent times, in climate change mitigation and adaption, focusing on energy-related climate change solutions.
Electric Vehicle sales are projected to increase steadily in the next decade. Our work focuses on accessibility and policy that takes advantage of beneficial grid attributes EVs have to offer.
Karl R. Rábago
Senior Policy Advisor
Thomas G. Bourgeois
Richard L. Ottinger
Dean Emeritus and Founder
Energy Policy Analyst
The idea of establishing a federal or state tax on carbon emissions is a concept gaining a lot of attention today. While everyone understands taxes, many don’t understand exactly how a tax on carbon would work, who would be impacted, and whether it would be effective...read more
by Thomas G. Bourgeois, Deputy Director Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are fresh in our minds. We read of the homes, businesses, healthcare facilities the customers numbering in the millions who were without power. Although unpleasant for most, not having power, heating...read more
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the United States’ first market-based cap and trade mechanism to reduce emissions within the nine states that participate. RGGI only applies to power generators greater than 25MW of installed capacity, and membership is...read more
The New York Public Service Commission Modifies its Rule on Membership for Community Distributed Generation Projects.
The New York Public Service Commission recently issued an order modifying the Community Distributed Generation (CDG) membership requirements. As previously reported on our January 26, 2017 blog post, the order establishing a Community Distributed Generation (CDG)...read more
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...read more
New York’s Community Distributed Generation Ten-Member Minimum Eligibility is Counteractive in Achieving its Objectives
New York’s Community Distributed Generation (CDG) program is a promising resource in the toolbox for helping low- and moderate-income customers tap into renewable energy, but the program has some limitations. In its present form, residential CDG projects must have a...read more