About Us

This project was initiated by a group of legal scholars in the fall of 2018 to promote awareness and discussion of difficult and contentious tradeoffs implicit in the rapid decarbonization of the energy sector, or any other green energy transition. It has since expanded to include the participation of a wider group of policy scholars from other disciplines.  At present the site is overseen and administered by the following people:

David Spence, University of Texas; Sharon Jacobs, University of Colorado; James Coleman, Southern Methodist University;  Shelley Welton, University of South Carolina; and Jim Rossi, Vanderbilt University

The site’s principal funders are the University of Texas’ Energy Institute  and the Vanderbilt University Law School.  It also receives additional support from the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy & the Environment at the University of Colorado School of Law the SMU Dedman School of Law, and the University of Texas School of Law.