Archive for the ‘Energy Efficiency’ category

Arijit Sen, Sabin Center Summer Intern Governor Andrew Cuomo released the final version of the much-anticipated New York State Energy Plan on June 25th, 2015. The Plan includes emission, generation, and consumption targets that would significantly advance the state’s clean energy ambitions. The Plan lays out a clear roadmap to achieving the state’s 2014 Reforming […]

Jonathan Allen Sabin Center Summer Intern The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has a simple message: there are still bushels of low hanging fruit to be plucked for states looking to lower their carbon emissions. A 27% reduction in the U.S. power sector emissions rate is possible by implementing three well understood energy […]

Arijit Sen, Sabin Center Summer Intern Recently, two competing plans to reform California’s four-tier electricity rate structure of the three investor-owned utilities (IOUs)[1] have emerged from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). On April 21, 2015, CPUC administrative law judges (ALJs) McKinney and Halligan filed a proposal that suggests implementing a two-tiered system, with a […]

Teresa Parejo-Navajas, Associate Professor of Law (Carlos III de Madrid University) To download the full paper, click here. Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings represents a great opportunity for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Numerous measures to increase efficiency and decrease emissions have been put in place in cities all around Europe and in the US. But […]

The Sabin Center has published “Electricity Sector Adaptation to Heat Waves” by Sofia Aivalioti, a student in the Joint European Master in Environmental Studies – Cities & Sustainability program and a Visiting Scholar at the Center last fall. The white paper takes an up-close look at the impacts of extreme heat events on the electricity generation, transmission and […]

On June 25, 2013, President Obama delivered a major speech on the topic of climate change. In it he outlined a broad policy agenda aimed at addressing the challenges posed by the changing climate. The agenda, detailed in The President’s Climate Action Plan, relies almost entirely upon executive powers; Congress is not even mentioned in […]

New CCCL Paper: Envisioning Resilient Electrical Infrastructure by Sam Nierop, Visiting Scholar Only last week, a powerful storm left thousands without access to electricity across Europe.[1] Last year, Hurricane Sandy left more than 8 million people without power in the Northeastern United States.[2] As climate change amplifies the frequency and severity of storms, heat waves […]

New CCCL Paper Analyzes Clean Air Act Flexibility CCCL has published a new white paper that summarizes our research into the permissibility of states pursuing an integrated, multi-pollutant, flexible approach to air quality planning.  More specifically, the non-profit Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) has recently proposed a new methodology, Integrated, Multi-Pollutant Planning for Energy and Air […]

By Ifeoma Anunkor, Summer Legal Intern The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) recently amended its regulations to require the CBP to refuse imports of consumer products and industrial equipment found not to comply with energy conservation standards established by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), according to a notice published […]

By Yan Gu, Summer Intern The United States and China agreed upon a multi-faceted climate plan to curb GHG emission at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on July 10, 2013. The plan was designed by the U.S.-China Working Group on Climate Change, which was established pursuant to a Joint Statement from both governments […]

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