Registration closed on October 7th. You may still attend the symposium, but we cannot guarantee lunch for unregistered participants.
The Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and the Bowerman Center for Environmental Law are pleased to present the 2008/2009 JELL Symposium:
LIVING ON A FINITE EARTH:
Energy Law and Policy for a New Era
Secretary of State Bill Bradbury to speak
October 10th, 2008
University of Oregon School of Law
Knight Law Center, Room 175
The 2008 JELL Symposium is FREE and OPEN to the public!
The western United States has been at the forefront of energy technology and innovative energy policy. Where do we go from here with rising gas prices and increasing demand for energy? This free public symposium will address these pressing issues with panel discussions and keynote presentations exploring the future of energy law and policy in a changing world. CLE credits pending.
The Symposium will begin with a keynote address at 9:00 am. The first half of the symposium will focus on energy policy and the cost and possibility of making the change over to renewable, sustainable energies. The second part of the day will focus on upcoming renewable energy sources and legal barriers as well as on transportation (moveable energy) issues. The day will end at 4:30 pm. Registration begins at 8:00 am with coffee, tea, and a light breakfast in the foyer of Room 175 of the Knight Law Center.
Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Register for CLE, get Symposium program, tea/coffee/light breakfast service.
Keynote Address: 9:00 - 9:30 am
Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, "Energy Policy and Oregon's Future"
Panel One: 9:30 - 10:45 am
Title: Competing Energy Policies: Pros and Cons
Description: What will the future of the law of energy be? There are many different philosophies on this topic. This panel will provide a general overview of different energy policy regimes, the benefits and costs of each, and their legal implications.
Moderator: Professor Roberta Mann, University of Oregon
Break: 10:45 - 11:00 am
Panel Two: 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Title: The Cost of Change
Description: What will the cost be to change over to renewable, sustainable energy sources? Is it even possible? What are the legal barriers that exist? This panel will discuss these questions and more; looking at the bottom line.
Moderator: Teresa Jacobs, JELL Staff Editor
Lunch and Keynote: 12:00 - 1:30 pm Free buffet lunch available for registered participants, Keynote address from 12:30-1:00 pm.
Luke Cole, Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Panel Three: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Title: Renewable Energy in the Northwest
Description: This panel will explore different current and upcoming renewable sources of energy that are available to us here in the Northwest. Are they practical? What are the costs involved? What are the legal issues that arise?
Moderator: Autumn Johnson, JELL Staff Editor
Break: 3:00 – 3:15 pm
Panel Four: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
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Title: Moveable Energy: Transportation’s Progress and Legal Implications
Description: This panel discusses a different form of energy: moveable energy. Transportation regulation is a heated issue and has many levels of regulation with different regulatory schemes that can conflict. What progress has been made and what barriers still exist? What are the implications for states and citizens as more and more states begin to regulate their own emissions more strictly than the EPA requires?
- Heather Brinton, Managing Director of ENR Program, University of Oregon
Please contact Kelly Fahl, Symposium Editor, for more information.
If you graduated in 1956, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, or 2003, this is your reunion weekend! Click here for reunion events for the weekend.
For a link to our 2007/2008 Symposium, Combating Climate Change On The Regional Level West Coast Policy and Litigation, please follow this link: http://www.law.uoregon.edu/org/jell/climate.php.
For a link to our 2006/2007 Symposium, At the Crossroads: In Search of Sustainable Solutions in the Klamath Basin, please follow this link: http://www.law.uoregon.edu/org/jell/klamath.php.