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Avi Zevin

Attorney

Avi Zevin joined Policy Integrity as an Attorney in August 2017. His focuses include clean air and climate regulation, electric market design, and energy policy at the federal, state, and local levels. Previously, he was an Associate at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, D.C., where he provided strategic advice, legal advocacy, and policy analysis and development to a diverse set of clients in the energy sector, including clean energy businesses and associations, electric utilities, and Fortune 100 companies. Before law school, Avi helped develop policy, political, and communications strategy to advance climate change legislation and clean energy research, development, and deployment as a Policy Advisor on the Clean Energy Initiative at Third Way. Avi holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A., with high honors, from the University of California at Berkeley.

Bar and Court Admissions: State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court

You can find him on Twitter at @azevin, or email him at avi.zevin@nyu.edu.

Op-Eds

Why Bailouts Won’t Make the Electric Grid More Resilient – The Hill, August 27, 2018 (with Burcin Unel)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Resilience – Utility Dive, November 30, 2017 (with Burcin Unel)

The Costs of Coddling Coal: Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Plan to Boost the Coal Industry Will Hurt Consumers and Public Health – U.S. News and World Report, October 25, 2017 (with Richard Revesz)

Reports

Toward Resilience — August 2018

Valuing Pollution Reductions: How to Monetize Greenhouse Gas and Local Air Pollutant Reductions from Distributed Energy Resources — March 2018

Recent Litigation

Brief of the Institute for Policy Integrity as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners, Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 18-1128 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2018)

Brief of the Institute for Policy Integrity as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees, Battalla Vidal v. Donald J. Trump (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), No. 18-485 (2nd Cir. Apr. 11, 2018)

Brief of the Institute for Policy Integrity as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees’ Principal and Response Briefs, Regents of the University of California v. Department of Homeland Security, No. 18-15068 (9th Cir. Mar. 20, 2018)

Brief of the Institute for Policy Integrity as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants-Appellees, Coalition For Competitive Elec v. Zibelman, No. 17-2654 (2nd Cir. Nov. 27, 2017)

Brief of the Institute for Policy Integrity as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiff’s’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, Open Communities Alliance v. Carson (Department of Housing and Urban Development), No. 17-2192 (D.D.C. Nov. 13, 2017)

Academic Articles/Working Papers

Dueling Amendments: The Applicability of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to Greenhouse Gases, Working Paper No. 2014/5

Historical Perspectives on §111(d) of the Clean Air Act, 44 Envtl. L. Rep. 11095 (2014) (with Robert Nordhaus)

Select Public Comments

Public Comments and Supplemental Comments on Proposed Weakening of Vehicle Emissions Standards, December 2018

Public Comments on the Family Detention Rule, November 2018

Public Comments and Reply Comments on Reforms to PJM Capacity Market, November 2018

Subgroup Report on the Environmental Value of Distributed Energy Resources for New York State, July 2018

Public Comments on FERC’s NOI on the Certification of Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities, July 2018

Public Comments to FERC on Seasonal Capacity Markets and Electricity Demand, July 2018

Public Comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Electric Grid Resilience Order, May 2018

Public Comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan, April 2018

Public Comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on PJM Capacity Market Repricing Proposal, May 2018

Presentation to the New York Department of Public Service on Monetizing Externalities of Air Pollution, January 2018

Public Comments and Reply Comments on Department of Energy Proposal for Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing, November 2017

Comments to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on the Social Cost of Carbon, October 2017

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