Areas of expertise: Energy; Smart Grid; Demand Response; Energy Storage; Time Variant Pricing and Rates; Energy Resiliency
Michael Panfil is an Attorney for the EDF Clean Energy Program, focusing on reducing energy demand throughout the electric power grid. His work includes Federal, state, and regulatory efforts across the country to design a more environmentally friendly, economic, and efficient electric system. Michael also engages on efforts to reduce emissions throughout the United States by advocating for the deployment of smarter technology, improved design standards, and sustainable practices.
Michael has principally focused on issues in California, New York, and New Jersey, including defending California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program (AB 32), advocating for smart grid and time variant pricing enhancements in New York, and promoting energy storage in New Jersey. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and member of the New York City Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee.
- J.D. Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- B.A. College of Wooster, Magna cum laude
Energy Efficiency in New York City: Developments in the City’s Building Codes. New York County Lawyers’ Assn., 2012; Michael Gerrard (Editor). The Law of Clean Energy. ABA, 2011. (Contributor to fifty-state survey); Renewable Portfolio Standards. Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental & Energy Law, 2011; Nat’l Environmental Policy Act: OCS Oil & Gas Exploration & Development. White House, 2010. (Preparer).