Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today's Election and "Law in a Distributed Energy Future"

This Friday, the University of San Diego hosts its 4th Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium with the teriffic lineup of scholars and policy experts below.   The topic of the symposium is  "Law in a Distributed Energy Future," the near-term development of which could certainly vary depending on today's election outcome!

- Lesley McAllister


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Carla Peterman photoMorning Keynote
Carla Peterman
Commissioner, California Energy Commission
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. – Noon

Panel One
The Rules of the Grid

  • Tom Brill, Director of Strategic Analysis, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Tim Duane, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Joel B. Eisen, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Jason Keyes, Attorney, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
  • Moderator: Scott J. Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Panel Two
Community-Scale Generation
  • Sara C. Bronin, Associate Professor of Law & Program Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Edward Randolph, Director, Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Katherine Trisolini, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola School of Law
  • Hannah Wiseman, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Moderator: Julia Pettit, Stoel Rives

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:45 p.m. Panel Three
Legal Innovation and Diffusion
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Ken Alex photoKeynote
Ken Alex
Senior Policy Advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown and Director of the Office of Planning and Research



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