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"Register Citizen" featured Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law's executive director of the Energy and Climate Center Karl Rabago in "CT shared solar plan nears approval as debate remains heated"

08/12/2019

"Register Citizen" featured Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law's executive director of the Energy and Climate Center Karl Rabago in "CT shared solar plan nears approval as debate remains heated"

...“This is a government program, over-embroidered, highly brocaded and not necessarily ever able to free stand,” said Karl Rabago, a former utility regulator and executive who is now executive director of the Energy and Climate Center at Pace University Law Center. Rabago has also consulted for various groups in the state and was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) team that studied the need for a pilot shared clean energy project and advised going ahead with a full program, not a pilot.

Katie Dykes, who ran the DEEP energy division at the time and now is the department’s commissioner, said she has heard the complaints and proposed changes after the draft rules were published in May. Some were accepted, others not.

“Some of those requirements are put there to protect ratepayers, to protect consumers, to assure that the customers this program was designed to benefit are actually going to obtain the benefits,” she said. “The whole purpose of this program is to address climate change. That’s the primary driver here.”

Rabago worries that the many requirements could cause the effort to backfire, however.

“I believe the administrative burdens might outweigh the consumer protection benefits,” he said.

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"Register Citizen" featured Students from NY’s Pace University in "Canine assistance dogs visited by Pace University students"

03/21/2019

"Register Citizen" featured Students from NY’s Pace University in "Canine assistance dogs visited by Pace University students"

In February, Students from NY’s Pace University visited with Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilies’ co-founder Lu Picard, ECAD instructors and volunteers, and Service Dogs in Training at the ECAD Canine Education and Wellness Center in Winchester. The students are enrolled in Pace’s pioneering program for health care professionals, “Canines Assisting in Health.” ECAD and Picard have partnered with Pace in developing the curriculum. ECAD graduate, Facility Dog Spirit,(center) is a member of the Pace faculty and assists in teaching the classes.

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