April 3, 2020

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute; Vanderbilt University Law School; WGR Taskforce on Energy, Environment and AgricultureDC Bar Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) Community; and Energy and Environmental Law Forum of the Women's Bar Association of D.C.

Go HERE to view the final agenda.

Topics include:

  • Addressing the cost of carbon dioxide emissions via FERC’s authority to ensure just and reasonable interstate wholesale electricity rates
  • Improving SEC sustainability disclosure requirements
  • Imposing exactions on developers to incentivize investment in low-carbon energy supply and energy efficient buildings

The conference will feature the following speakers:

Markets, Externalities, and the Federal Power Act: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Authority to Price Carbon Dioxide Emissions

  • Bethany Davis Noll (author), Litigation Director, Institute for Policy Integrity, Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Burcin Unel (author), Energy Policy Director, Institute for Policy Integrity, NYU School of Law
  • Diana Jeschke, Counsel, Crowell & Moring
  • Max Minzner, General Counsel, Arcadia Power
  • Kim Smaczniak, Managing Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice

Making Sustainability Disclosure Sustainable

  • Jill E. Fisch (author), Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Nikki Adame-Winningham, Environmental Corporate Counsel, Pfizer
  • Rick Fleming, Investor Advocate, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Julia Hatcher, Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Veena Ramani, Senior Program Director, Capital Market Systems, Ceres
  • Tom Riesenberg, Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Energy Exactions

  • Jim Rossi (author), Associate Dean for Research; Judge D. L. Lansden Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Christopher Serkin (author), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Elisabeth H. and Granville S. Ridley Jr. Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Deron Lovaas, Director, EEFA, Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Carl Pechman, Director, National Regulatory Research Institute, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • Benjamin Wechsler, Attorney, Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC

Materials will be posted as they are available. For questions about the conference, please contact Anna Beeman at beeman@eli.org

For more information about ELPAR, please visit: https://www.eli.org/environmental-law-and-policy-annual-review