An ELPAR Webinar
Long-distance, high-voltage transmission is central to integrating renewable generation at a sufficient scale to enable the US to decarbonize its electric system. Please join us for a discussion with Justin Gundlach and Isabel Carey on their proposals for how the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can use existing authorities to advance transmission development—even in the absence of Congressional action.
Co-authored with Ari Zevin and Sam Walsh, Gundlach and Carey’s article Building a New Grid without New Legislation: A Path to Revitalizing Federal Transmission Authorities (originally published in Ecology Law Quarterly) was selected for inclusion in the 2023 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR), an annual joint publication of the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter and Vanderbilt University Law School. The objective of ELPAR is to make some of the year’s best environmental law or policy ideas more accessible to policymakers and practitioners. To view the list of the ELPAR top 20 articles, please see our Article Overview Chart.
Linda Breggin, Senior Attorney and Director of the Center for State, Tribal, and Local Environmental Programs, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University, Moderator
Isabel Q. Carey, Associate, Marten Law
Justin Gundlach, New York Senior Utility Regulatory Policy Manager, Building Decarbonization Coalition
Jane Dimnwaobi, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Student