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K.K. DuVivier – Siting Wind Turbines

Professor, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver K.K. DuVivier Interviewer: Sharon Jacobs, Interview date: May 23, 2020 Keywords: Wake Effect, Legal Regimes, Terrestrial Wind “Despite the federal government's efforts to promote wind energy, only about 5 percent...

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J.B. Ruhl – Green New Deal Meets Old Green Laws

David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School J.B. Ruhl Interviewer: Jim Rossi, Interview date: February 19, 2020 Keywords: Green New Deal, Environmental Law “Green energy isn’t necessarily environmentally neutral. It’s green in that...

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Annie Eisenberg – Just Transitions

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law Ann M. Eisenberg Interviewer: Shelley Welton, Interview date: February 14, 2020 Keywords: Just Transition “More and more people are waking up to the fact that the need for decarbonization is more urgent...

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Doug Kysar — Tort Law & Climate Litigation

Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law, Yale University Douglas Kysar Interviewers: Sharon Jacobs Interview date: December, 2019 Keywords: Tort Law, Our Children's Trust“All of us are at the same time both causes and victims of climate change.  So...

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Rossi & Serkin – Energy Exactions

Judge D.L. Lansden Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University Law School Jim Rossi   Elisabeth H. & Granville S. Ridley Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University Law School Christopher Serkin Interviewer:  David Spence Date: August 29, 2019 Keywords: Marginal Cost    ...

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Yael Lifshitz – Private Energy

Lecturer in Law, Kings College London Yael Lifshitz Interviewer: James Coleman Interview date:August 7, 2019 Keywords: Distributed Energy   “When you think about the transition [toward] distributed energy, if you understand private law as a category that governs...

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Sanya Carley – Energy Justice

Professor, O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Sanya Carley Interviewer: Sharon Jacobs, Interview date: June, 2019Keywords: Decarbonization“There are in fact some negative or adverse consequences associated with [the green energy...

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Monika Ehrman – Energy Realism

Associate Professor of Law & Faculty Director, Oil & Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Center, University of Oklahoma College of Law Monika Ehrman Interviewers: James Coleman, Interview Date: June, 2019 Keywords: Keep It In The Ground, Energy Realism “I think...

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William Boyd: ‘Public’ Utility: Steering Markets Toward Public Ends

Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, & Professor, UCLA Institute of Environment & Sustainability William Boyd Interviewer: David Spence, Interview date:  April 18, 2019 Key Terms: Public Utility, Rates, Restructuring, Market-based Pricing “Markets are...

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Ari Peskoe: Reliability, Decarbonization & Federal-State Conflict Over Electricity Markets

Director, Harvard Electricity Law Initiative & Lecturer, Harvard Law School Ari Peskoe Interviewer: David Spence, Interview date:  May 13, 2019 Keywords:  Capacity Markets, Clean Energy, Decarbonization, Federal Power Act, Federalism, Nuclear Power, Resource...

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David Spence: “Naïve Energy Markets” and the boundary between markets and regulation

Baker Botts Chair in law, university of texas school of law Professor of business, government & society, mccombs school of business David Spence Interviewers: Sharon Jacobs & Shelley Welton, Interview date:  11/7/18 Key Terms: Cost of Service Ratemaking,...

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Frank Wolak: Market Solutions to Reliability Challenges in Electricity Markets

Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies Director, Program on Energy & Sustainable Development Stanford University Frank Wolak Interviewers: David Spence, Interview date:  4/4/19 Keywords: Energy Storage, Externalities, Intermittent Resources, Price...

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Amy Stein: Maintaining reliability in a distributed energy world

Professor of Law, University of florida Levin college of Law Amy Stein Interviewer: David Spence, Interview date:  March 2019   Keywords: Energy Storage, Demand Response, Transaction Cost Framework, Monopoly Control Utility, Regional Transmission Organization...

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Michael Wara: California’s Energy Transition—Decarbonization & Decentralization (Community Choice)

Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment & Fellow, Stanford Law School Michael Wara Interviewer: David Spence, Interview date:  December 14, 2018   “There are issues with energy poverty in California, and they tend to be localized...

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