Renewable Energy

Our Renewable Energy program focuses on all forms of renewable energy, including solar, wind, and waste-digesters. We produce legal and policy research and analysis on ways to eliminate barriers and promote renewable penetration. We engage state policy makers with advice based in analysis to produce real world results. On an international level, we are active in studying policy and project precedents to understand successful pathways.

International Renewable Energy Agency 

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was founded in 2009 and formally established in 2011 as an intergovernmental organisation. IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. For more information, visit the IRENA website at:

Hydrokinetic Energy  

Pace recently concluded a report on the legal and regulatory requirements for hydrokinetic facilities.  We convened a workshop of prominent experts to inform state policy makers.

New York Solar Initiative 

Pace plays a leadership role in informing the active solar effort in New York, consisting of a broad and diverse coalition of environmental groups, solar developers, labor groups, municipal governments, and businesses to establish a statutory solar mandate for the state. Work is ongoing to finish the job of adopting sound solar policy in New York by adopting needed long-term commitment to solar in the Empire State.  The effort would make New York a national leader in the technology.