November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020

ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


November 16, 2020

An ELI Public Webinar

Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have set a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target with renewable electricity as a central component in their commitment to tackle climate change. To achieve these goals, companies—in deciding where to invest in new facilities and infrastructure—are prioritizing locations with electric grid infrastructure that offers low- or zero-carbon electricity. In a new report, David Gardiner & Associates investigated the role of cities’ electricity sourcing and how that plays into enticing companies to bring businesses and jobs to their area.

Do fast-growing cities, such as Austin, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Nashville, compete for new businesses based on the availability of the renewables and the carbon emissions of their electric grids? How are utilities addressing demands for renewable or low-carbon power by some of the largest corporations? Will corporate commitments that include supply chains drive demand for renewable energy among medium- and small-sized businesses?

Join ELI and expert panelists to explore how corporate renewables and climate commitments are creating pressure on cities as they compete for business recruitment and retention, and how that pressure in turn is creating incentives for a more rapid decarbonization of electric utilities.

Linda Breggin, Director, Center for State, Tribal, and Local Environmental Programs; and Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Bryn Baker, Director, Policy Innovation, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance
David Gardiner, President, David Gardiner & Associates
James Hewett, Vice President, Renewable Energy, David Gardiner & Associates
Erin Hiatt, Senior Director, Sustainability and Innovation, Retail Leaders Industry Association
Decosta Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nashville Electric Service
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Chair of Law and Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School


ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.