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Energy Law For Non-Energy Attorneys: Electricity Consumption

April 22, 2014

Co-sponsored by ALI CLE


Information on the Series: Energy Law For Non-Energy Attorneys

A three-part series designed to introduce non-energy attorneys to energy law by looking at the legal and regulatory framework and issues in domestic energy production, energy distribution, and energy consumption.

The energy market continues to evolve, and this evolution brings with it business opportunities and risks. But energy growth and environmental impacts are increasingly intertwined through complicated federal and state regulations. To practice in today's world and to take advantage of new opportunities in the energy sector, environmental, real estate, corporate, non-profit, and other lawyers need to understand energy or at least be able to identify energy issues. This series, a collaborative effort between the American Law Institute CLE (ALI CLE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), allowed audience members to do just that.

The series was composed of The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production (March 25), Getting Energy to Market (April 8), and Electricity Consumption (April 22).


Electricity Consumption

In this final session, our expert faculty examined legal and policy issues of energy consumption. How can we expect greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector to be regulated? What is the electric consumption market structure and what is the role of utilities? How reliable and resilient is our current electricity infrastructure and what are the options for increasing both measures?

  • What is the electric utility model?
  • How will greenhouse gas emissions be regulated?
  • What does it mean for an energy system to be reliable and resilient?

Panelists:
Kyle Aarons, Senior Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (Chair & moderator)
Steve Corneli, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Policy and Strategy, NRG Energy, Inc.
Franz Litz, Principal, Litz Energy Strategies, LLC
Rich Sedano , Principal and US Programs Director, Regulatory Assistance Project
Dr. Craig Zamuda, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

To purchase access to the archived version of this session, please go HERE.

Energy Law For Non-Energy Attorneys