2016

01 Apr 2017

2016 Annual Report

Author: PECC Staff


States: National,
Resource Type: Report

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: 2016 Annual Report
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15 Dec 2016

Solar Market Pathways

Author: PECC Staff

Topics: Solar,

States: Federal,
Resource Type: Misc

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: The Pace Energy and Climate Center is participating in the US Department of Energy's Solar Market Pathways program through the creation of the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition (NESEMC). NESEMC brings together solar energy business associations and other stakeholders in the Northeast to harmonize regional solar energy policy and advance the solar energy market. Solar Market Pathways is an effort funded by the US Department of Energy to drive down the cost of solar energy and accelerate deployment in communities across the United States. The program is part of the larger SunShot Initiative, which seeks to make solar cost competitive by 2020. Over the next three years, 14 Solar Market Pathways Awardees will develop strategies that expa...
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20 Oct 2016

The Utilities of Maryland's Future: An Agenda for Transforamtion



States: Maryland,
Resource Type: Report

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: The electric utility industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Moving from large centralized, capital-intensive, and highly polluting utility to a distributed, efficient, clean paradigm. This paper sets out the many key questions that must be addressed in order to carry out a regulatory agenda of market transformation.
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01 Sep 2016

UN Environment guide for Energy Efficiency and Reneable Energy law



Resource Type: Report

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: The guide is intended to advise government energy officials and project developers, implementers and funders, of the laws adapted throughout the world to facilitate initiation of sound and sustainable energy efficiency projects.
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01 Sep 2016

UNEP Guide For Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws



Resource Type: Policy Brief

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: The UN Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws is written to assist the many countries, communities, and companies responding with proposed sustainable energy initiatives to meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Published by the United Nations Environment Program, it is written in response to needs expressed by energy efficiency and renewable energy project initiators, government officials, energy managers, developers, funders, and particularly developing country energy legal draftsmen, asking for assistance in drafting needed legislation. The Guide uniquely describes the laws applicable to every kind of efficiency and renewable energy measure, and those to pre...
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22 Aug 2016

Proposed Comprehensive Queue Reform Initiative


Topics: DER,

States: New York,
Resource Type: Comments

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: The key to an efficient interconnection process is timely commitment, reasonable study of costs and procedures and effective timelines. The Proposed Comprehensive Queue Reform Initiative is a proactive start in resolving inefficiencies, however in order to accomplish New York State’s 50% Renewable Energy Mandate, effective queue reform must be more robust and extensive.
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22 Aug 2016

Comments of Environmental Advocates, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pace Energy and Climate Center, and Riverkeeper on August 1, 2016 “Proposed Comprehensive Queue Reform Initiative


Topics: Climate,

States: New York,
Resource Type: Comments

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: none
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05 Aug 2016

Comments on Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

Author: PECC Staff

Topics: Emissions,

States: Federal,
Resource Type: Comments

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: Comments submitted to Assistant Attorney General Cruden, pursuant to the Department of Justice Notice dated July 6, 2016, on Proposed Partial Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act; In Re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, Case No: MDL No. 2672 CRB (JSC).
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01 Apr 2016

Amicus Brief in Support of Clean Power Plan



States: Federal,
Resource Type: Policy Brief

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: none
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01 Apr 2016

Clean Power Plan Amicus Brief



States: National,
Resource Type: Policy Brief

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: Amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by sixteen former high-level state environmental and energy officials in support of the Clean Power Plan.
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16 Feb 2016

Primer on Solar Hot Water Technologies in New York State



States: New York,
Resource Type: Report

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: This research report summarizes basic information on solar hot water (SHW) technologies and their use in the state of New York. This report relies upon published secondary sources and direct interviews with experts in the field. This report covers four major topics: specific SHW technologies deployed in New York, major technology configuration, and an analysis on how installations differ, barriers to widespread solar hot water adoption, research, and literature gaps. The Pace Energy and Climate Center thanks Environmental Defense Fund for its support on this report. Special thanks to Rory Christian, director New York Clean Energy and Abbey Brown, Clean energy project Manager.
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13 Feb 2016

Unpacking and Rebutting the Utility Embedded Cost Fallacy


Topics: Markets,

States: New York,
Resource Type: Report

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: This is a discussion of customer charges and how utilities recover the entire cost of the system.
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12 Feb 2016

Unpacking and Rebutting the Utiltiy Embedded Cost Fallacy



States: New York,
Resource Type: New Article

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: Monopoly distribution utilities have proposed charges and other mechanisms to collect those system costs as they planned, and want to reduce any credits earned by customer generators in order to make it less economic for customers to become customer generators.
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01 Jan 2016

The Net Metering Riddle



States: National,
Resource Type: New Article

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: Net metering opponents have done a masterful job in casting the debate around mistaken assumptions. As regulators conduct NEM 2.0 and Value of Solar proceedings, those errant assumptions should be exposed and the real questions addressed.
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01 Jan 2016

Comments on Volkswagen

Author: PECC Staff


States: National,
Resource Type: Comments

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: VW ZEV investment program should include support of competitive markets, extended benefits to all communities, protected driver choice, preserve customer choice, encourage innovation, promote EV awareness & outreach, benefit all drivers, and provide process transparency.
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01 Jan 2016

Combined Heat and Power on Brownfield Sites


Topics: CHP,

States: New York,
Resource Type: Report

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: Remediated brownfield sites offer an attractive and underutilized opportunity for siting clean distributed generation and CHP. Parties who remediate a contaminated site can be eligible for significant financial incentives from the existing NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program tax credits, coupled with NYS incentives through NYSERDA, and federal tax credits.
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01 Jan 2016

Retail Rate Impacts of Distributed Solar: Focus on New England



Resource Type: Report

Adoption Year: 2016
Abstract: The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) recently issued a study entitled “Putting the Potential Rate Impacts of Distributed Solar into Context,” authored by Galen Barbose. The LBNL study estimates the potential rate impact of distributed solar on national average retail electricity prices, and importantly, compares that impact to the potential impact of other rate drivers such as natural gas prices, renewable portfolio standards, and utility capital expenditures. This brief applies a similar style analysis as used by LBNL to regional and state level data to estimate more granular impacts for New England. We estimate rate impacts for various penetration rates of net metered distributed solar and compare them to the potential rat...
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