Conversations about tradeoffs associated with the energy transition

All Conversations

The Distributional Effects of Distributed Generation

Shelley Welton

Assistant Professor of Law, Univ. of South Carolina


The Difficulty of Siting Pipelines and Transmission Lines

James Coleman

Associate Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law


Cost-Benefit Analysis, “Secret Science,” and OIRA Reviews of Rulemaking

Sheila Olmstead

Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, President’s Council of Economic Advisors, 2016-17 Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center


Environmental Privileging

Sharon Jacobs

Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School, Board of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources


“Naïve Energy Markets” and the boundary between markets and regulation

David Spence

Baker Botts Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law, Professor of Business, Government & Society, McCombs School of Business


Network Infrastructure: Permitting and Eminent Domain

Alexandra Klass

Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota Law School


California's Energy Transition: Decarbonization and Decentralization

Michael Wara

Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment & Fellow, Stanford Law School


The Best Route to Net-Zero Emissions

Jessie Jenkins

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment


The Politics of Carbon Taxes vs. Regulation

Nathan Richardson

Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

March, 2019

Modeling the Evolution of a Greener Grid

David Adelman

Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law

April 3, 2019

Market Solutions to Reliability Challenges in Electricity Markets

Frank Wolak

Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies, Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development Stanford University

April 4, 2019

Maintaining Reliability in a Distributed Energy World

Amy Stein

Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

April 4, 2019

Net Metering and the Value of Distributed Solar Generation

Joel Eisen & Shelley Welton

Joel Eisen is Professor of Law, Univ. of Richmond.  Shelley Welton is Asst. Prof. of Law, University of South Carolina.

April 5, 2019

The Politics of Siting New Energy Infrastructure

David Spence

Baker Botts Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law, Professor of Business, Government & Society, McCombs School of Business

April 10, 2019

Tinkering with Energy Tradeoffs Online

Joshua Rhodes

Research Associate, University of Texas Energy Institute

April 10, 2019

Energy Poverty and the Green Transition

Dana Harmon

Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute

April 16, 2019

'Public Utility' -- Steering Competitive Energy Markets Toward Public Ends

William Boyd

Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law & UCLA Institute of Environment & Sustainability

April 18, 2019

Long-term storage needs, ‘green gases,’ & the energy transition

Todd Davidson

Research Associate, University of Texas Energy Institute

April 24, 2019

Intensive Energy Development (Oil & Gas, Wind & Solar) in West Texas

Melinda Taylor

Senior Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law

April 29, 2019

Capacity Markets, Green Energy Subsidies & State-Federal Jurisdictional Conflicts

Ari Peskoe

Director, Harvard Electricity Law Initiative & Lecturer, Harvard Law School

May 13, 2019

Regional Differences in RTO Governance and Decision-making

Elizabeth Wilson

Director, Arthur L. Irving Center for Energy and Society, Dartmouth University

May 16, 2019

Fossil Fuels and the Risk Profile of Fracking

Daniel Raimi

Research Associate, Resources for the Future & Lecturer, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, U. of Michigan

May 22, 2019

Economic Growth, Inequality & Decarbonization

Carey King

Research Scientist & Assistant Director, University of Texas Energy Institute

May 24, 2019

Reliability and Renewables in Competitive Energy Markets

Joshua Macey

Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell Law School

June 10, 2019

The Politics of Technology Transitions

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara Dept of Political Science, and Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

June 4, 2019

Modeling Decarbonization in the West

Arne Olson

Senior Partner, E3 

June 12, 2019

Energy Poverty, Energy Burden and Rooftop Solar

Victoria Mandell

GRID Alternatives Colorado

June, 2019

Deep Decarbonization -- Legal Impediments to Massive Renewables Build-Out

Michael Gerrard

Andrew Sabin Professor of Practice & Director, Sabin Center on Climate Change, Columbia Law School

July, 2019

Social License and Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Kristen van de Biezenbos

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law and Haskayne School of Business

July, 2019

Energy Justice

Sanya Carley

Professor, Indiana University O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs

July, 2019

Energy Realism

Monika Ehrman

Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Law

July, 2019

Keeping the Lights on with a High-Renewables Grid

Joshua Rhodes & Colin Meehan

Vibrant Clean Energy (Rhodes) & First Solar (Meehan)

August 7, 2019

Private Energy -- Private Law & the Green Transition

Yael Lifshitz

Lecturer in Law, Kings College London

August 7, 2019

Energy Exactions

Jim Rossi & Christopher Serkin

Lansden Chair (Rossi) and Ridley Chair (Serkin) in Law, Vanderbilt University Law School

August 29, 2019

Climate Litigation & the Green Transition

Michael Burger

Director, Sabin Center for Climate Law and Policy

October 4, 2019

PG&E Wildfire Liability and Bankruptcy

Michael Wara

Senior Research Scholar, Woods Institute for the Environment & Fellow, Stanford Law School

October 4, 2019

How to Value Distributed Resources

Scott Burger

Analytics Lead, Form Energy & Lecturer, MIT Center for Environmental Policy Research

October 3, 2019

Law in the Anthropocene Epoch

Eric Biber

Edward C. Halbach Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law

October 3, 2019

Regulating Fracking's Risks to Water

Caroline Cecot

Assistant Professor, Scalia Law School, George Mason University

October 14, 2019

Balancing the Local Costs with the Wider Benefits of Energy Development

Hannah Wiseman

Attorneys Title Professor of Law, Florida State College of Law

October 30, 2019

Tort Law & Climate Change Litigation

Douglas Kysar

Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law, Yale Law School

December, 2019

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