In 2016, Pace Energy and Climate Center was all REVved up, and more!
The Center staff and many allies are deeply involved in the business of electric utility
transformation. We live and work in a remarkable time. Decades of steady, thoughtful
leadership on clean energy issues is now bearing fruit. Clean energy is not just the right
thing to do, it is increasingly recognized as the right choice economically, technically, and
for all members of society. Our work, especially in 2016, has been about making sure that
we seize the moment and secure the benefits of clean energy use for all communities in
New York, the Northeast U.S., across the country, and throughout the world.
Never has it been more important that we succeed in our work. The challenges of
climate change, the changing path of policy, and the moral imperative of building a clean
energy foundation for future generations drive us every day. While we don’t work
actively in Washington, D.C., changes there threaten our work. The Center focuses on
waging a strong offense at the state and community level, and on effectively
communicating the benefits of clean energy development and policy.
In 2016, we answered the call for clear-eyed policy leadership in the many New York
Public Service Commission’s (“NY PSC”) Reforming the Energy Vision (“REV”) initiative
proceedings under way. Our work multiplied as the Commission transitioned from vision
to implementation and execution, and so did our impact.
See the Appendix for the active NY PSC proceedings in which the Center is engaged!
The Center continued its regional leadership as a champion of super-efficient
combined heat and power, strong solar energy market policy, and interstate cooperation
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We expand the reach of our ideas and support
through formal regulatory interventions, thought leadership, and good old-fashioned
research and writing.
The Pace Energy and Climate Center continues to operate as a small, agile,
interdisciplinary team of talented and committed individuals, and continues to benefit
from the support of the best law student interns anywhere. Our network of collaborators
at other organizations has grown over the year, as has our reputation in the media.
As always, the Center succeeds because of the support it receives from funders, the
Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Pace University. These people and institutions, too
many to name, make our work possible. We are deeply grateful.
The Pace Energy and Climate Center Team