Earth Institute Events http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774 Events sponsored by the Earth Institute at Columbia University en <![CDATA[The Growing Importance of Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation: Legal, Political, and Technological Perspectives]]> http://earth.columbia.edu/events/view/81996 2016-02-04 16:42:51 2016-02-22 16:00:00 2016-02-22 18:30:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus Jerome Greene Hall Room JG103 pc2672@columbia.edu .]]> Moderators: Sarah A.W. Fitts, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY; Roger D. Stark, Principal and CEO, Stark Energy Consulting, Bethesda, MD; Patrick Chen, Law Student, Class of 2017, Columbia Law School; Anthony Fares, Law Student, Class of 2017, Columbia Law School; Speakers: Michael B. Gerrard, Professor and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School; Kimberley E. Diamond, Senior Attorney, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, New York, NY; Becky H. Diffin, Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Austin, TX; Ryan Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director, Clean Energy Program, Third Way, Washington, D.C.; Seth Kaplan, Senior Manager, Regional Government Affairs, EDP Renewables, Boston, MA; Jane Batzofin, Director and General Counsel, Ahana Renewables, New York, NY; Charles B. Howland, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, USEPA Region III, Philadelphia, PA.]]>

Columbia Law School's Environmental Law Society and the American Bar Association's Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee present "The Growing Importance of Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation: Legal, Political, and Technological Perspectives."

Technological innovations, scientific advancements, and federal policies aimed at promoting national deployment of renewable energy resources have the potential to transform this country’s energy generation and distribution future – one that includes increased reliance and incorporation of wind energy and solar energy into our overall energy mix. Distributed generation resources are enabling power to reach isolated, “islanded” communities, both at home and abroad. Federal and state initiatives, such as the Clean Power Plan and New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) will also have important ramifications for co-generation and distributed generation.

However, legal, political, and policy issues exist that could potentially impede the implementation and proliferation of renewable and distributed energy measures. These issues present interesting questions, as well as opportunities, for practicing lawyers, law students, and others with an interest in energy law. Our experts will share their practical business and legal experience with respect to these cutting-edge issues.

Please join us for a two-panel symposium co-sponsored by the Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee and Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Society (ELS) to explore these issues of growing importance. Professional attendees are eligible for New York Bar CLE credit. Live streaming will be available.

Click here to RSVP.

Questions can be directed to Patrick Chen, pc2672@columbia.edu.

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