Renewable energy holds great promise for solving the world’s energy needs with minimal climate change and pollution consequences. While renewable energy is the fastest growing type of energy production, the prospects for it to displace fossil fuels are seriously inhibited by the high first/capital cost of renewable energy infrastructure.
This report provides an introduction to microgrid concepts, identifies the benefits and most common road blocks to implementation, and discusses proactive steps municipalities can take to advance economically viable and environmentally superior microgrids.
Entitled Charting a New Course for Energy Efficiency in New York: Lessons from Existing Programs, the report examines the performance of the existing suite of energy efficiency efforts run by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the state’s investor owned utilities.
The nature of business and power consumption has changed considerably over the last two decades. Facilities of all kinds now make widespread use of sensitive electronic components, computers and programmable logic controllers.
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, Environmental Advocates of New York, the Sierra Club, and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation) in the landmark Reforming the Energy Vision case (14-M-0101). Filed September 22, 2014.
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-M-0101 and 14-M-0094). Filed July 18, 2014.
Comments filed to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the State Energy Planning Board on the draft New York State Energy Plan. Filed May 30, 2014.
The Pace Energy and Climate Center has convened a group of utilities, electric generators, environmental groups, a business coalition and state officials from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (NEMA) region to engage EPA on the development of federal guidelines under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
This report provides an analysis of New York's progress towards its Renewable Portfolio Standard, which aims to meet 30% of the state's electricity consumption with renewable generation by 2015.