More than a think tank, the Pace Energy & Climate Center turns ideas into action.
Our mission is to protect the earth’s environment through solutions that transform the ways society supplies and consumes energy so as to mitigate climate change, minimize pollution, and enhance society’s resilience against unavoidable climate change.
More than a think tank, the Pace Energy & Climate Center turns ideas into action. We believe thoughtful engagement of government and key stakeholders leads to better public policy. We conduct research and analysis on legal, regulatory and policy matters because thorough, objective analyses are essential to finding solutions to today’s complex energy and climate change challenges. We bring decision makers and stakeholders together because achieving results often entails learning together and finding common ground. We are lawyers, economists, scientists and energy analysts, committed to achieving real-world progress.
For over 25 years, the Pace Energy and Climate Change Center has been a leader working at the intersection of energy and the environment. We engage government decision makers and key stakeholders with robust research and analysis in law and policy. Over time, the Center has grown from its initial focus on energy regulatory law and policies to tackle transportation and fuels, as well as climate change mitigation and resilience. Whether our aim is improving energy efficiency, advancing renewable energy and distributed generation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions or making our communities more resilient in the face of climate change impacts, 25 years later the Center remains at the leading edge of finding solutions to our energy and climate challenges on the local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Our Center was founded in 1987 as the Pace Energy Project by Dean Emeritus Richard L. Ottinger upon his retirement from the U.S. Congress. Early on, Dean Ottinger recognized the environmental impacts of our supply and use of energy in the United States. From the very beginning, under Ottinger’s leadership, the Center has provided cutting edge research and analysis of energy production alternatives’ social and environmental costs and benefits. Through engagement, the Center was among the first organizations to highlight the benefits of energy
Our Center was founded in 1987 as the Pace Energy Project by Dean Emeritus Richard L. Ottinger upon his retirement from the U.S. Congress.