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Monthly Climate Change Briefing


May 14, 2012



A special service for ELI institutional members, this half-hour monthly conference call provides a valuable way to keep on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena.

Panelists for this month's event were:

  • Vicki Arroyo, , Executive Director, Georgetown University Climate Center
  • Kyle Danish, Van Ness Feldman, PC
  • Michael B. Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Nikki Roy, Vice President, Strategic Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

The topics discussed during the call included:

  • Preview of the 5/17/12 Senate ENR Committee hearing on Sen. Bingaman's Clean Energy Standard
  • Legal/policy issues surrounding EPA's proposed GHG NSPS for new power plants
  • 9th Circuit decision lifting stay on implementation of California low-carbon fuel standard
  • Virginia Supreme Court reaffirming insurance companies don't need to indemnify defendants in climate tort litigation
  • Mississippi decision disallowing utility expenditures for IGCC
  • State updates: Florida, California, Alaska
  • How are renewable standards faring in state legislatures?

Additional Materials:
Members click here to access the event recording


This ELI Associate Seminar was made possible by the generous support of our members.