Friday, November 7, 2014

Nov 13-14: Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West: Transmission & Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. & Canada: A Law & Policy Road Map to 2050

Come and join us for our inaugural energy law conference here at the University of Idaho College of Law, either in the beautiful Wood River Valley or live on the Internet.  All times Mountain.


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 Inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West

2014 Symposium Topic 

Transmission & Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. & Canada: A Law & Policy Road Map to 2050

November 13-14, 2014

Sun Valley Inn & Conference Center

Sun Valley, Idaho

 The symposium will also be broadcast live on the Internet with real-time question-and-answer capabilities.  The live broadcast will be freely available here on the day of the conference.

 

Time

Event

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

 

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 

8:30 a.m.   

Welcoming Remarks

Mark Adams, Dean, University of Idaho College of Law

Barbara Cosens, Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law

Stephen R. Miller, Associate Professor, University of Idaho College of Law

Michael Hagood, Director, Program Development, Energy and Environment Science and Technology, Idaho National Laboratory

 

9:00 a.m.

Energy Infrastructure Choices:  Panel I

Embedded Choices, A Resilient Legal Architecture, Sam Kalen, Professor of Law; Co-Director of the Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies, University of Wyoming College of Law

Avoidably Lost: How Changing Flaring Rules May Influence the Expansion of Natural Gas Transportation and Storage Infrastructure in the West, Tara Righetti, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law

 

10:15 a.m.

Break

 

10:30 a.m.

Energy Infrastructure Choices:  Panel II

Wind Scattered Resources, K.K. Duvivier, Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Unnatural Monopolies:  Utilities and the Market for Rooftop Solar, Troy Arthur Rule, Professor of Law, Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability; Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science, and Innovation, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Renewables: Can you have too much of a Good Thing?, Donald L. Howell, Chief Legal Counsel, Idaho Public Utilities Commission,

 

11:30 a.m.

Morning Panel Discussion

 

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:00 p.m.

The Potential Impacts of Section 111(d)'s Clean Power Plan

Melissa Powers, Associate Professor of Law, Lewis and Clark Law School (remote)

 

1:45 p.m.

Western Regional Energy Planning:  Panel I

Promoting Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands, Nick Lawton, Staff Attorney, Green Energy Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School

The Clean Power Plan: Implications for the Western Grid, Amelia Schlusser, Staff Attorney, Green Energy Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School

Avoiding Transmission Costs through Distributed Generation and Community-Scale Renewable Energy, Kyra Hill, Energy Fellow, Green Energy Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School

'Utility 2.0' Reforms in Hawaii and New York: Implications for the Western Electricity Industry, Nate Larsen, Energy Fellow, Green Energy Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School

 

3:30 p.m.

Break

 

3:45 p.m.

Western Regional Energy Planning:  Panel II

The Northwest Power System and Regional Power Planning: The Seventh Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan, John Fazio, Senior Power Systems Analyst, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Energy Imbalance Markets and Electricity in the West, David Solan, Assistant Professor,  Boise State University Department of Public Policy and Administration; Director, Energy Policy Institute; Associate Director, Center for Advanced Energy Studies

 

5:00 p.m.

Concluding remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details on the 2014 Symposium Topic 

Transmission & Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. & Canada:  A Law & Policy Road Map to 2050

This inaugural meeting of the Idaho Symposium on Energy in the Westseeks to provide a forum to investigate the future of basic—but vital—legal questions arising from western U.S. and Canadian energy production.  This return to basics is precisely to envision, and re-envision, the long-term infrastructure investments that the dramatic rise in energy production in the west now necessitates.  Three baseline questions guide the meeting:  What is the market demand for western energy?  Where is energy produced in the west?  How is energy transmitted and transported in the west?  After establishing this baseline in key western energy sectors, speakers will then provide a 2050 vision for each of these baseline questions, as well as a road map for how that future might, or should, be shaped by law and policy.  The meeting is also expected to result in the production of short essays on the meeting topic, which will be published in the 2015 Idaho Law Review’s Natural Resources and Environmental Law edition.  

Registration and CLEs / MCLEs 

Registration for the event costs $95 and includes all meals and materials. The payment can be paid in advance at www.uirsvp.com

7.5 CLE / MCLE credits are available for in-person attendance by attorneys licensed by the state bars of Idaho; Montana; Nevada; Oregon; Washington; and Wyoming.  In addition, attorneys licensed in all of the above states can receive CLE / MCLE credits by watching the conference’s live Internet stream with real-time question-asking features, paying the registration fee, and verifying that the attorney watched the event afterwards.  An application is pending for in-person attendance CLEs for attorneys licensed by the Utah State Bar.  For more information on watching remotely and receiving CLE / MCLE credits, e-mail Neil Luther at nluther@uidaho.edu.

About the Symposium Series

The Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West is a new collaboration between the University of Idaho, College of Law’s Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Idaho National Laboratories (CAES), and the Energy Police Institute at Boise State University.  The collaborators intend to hold the Symposium on an annual basis.  In the 2014-15 academic year, and every other academic year thereafter, the Symposium be a large, public-facing event suitable for scholars, industry professionals, and practicing lawyers.  Continuing legal educations credits will be available both through in-person attendance as well as through an Internet broadcast of the event.  In the intervening years, the intention is that the Symposium will convene primarily as a scholars’ event with a goal of providing a collaborative environment to advance law and policy scholarship on energy issues in the western U.S. and Canada.  Funding for the Symposium is generously provided by CAES.

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