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Sustainable Energy Initiative Updates


Upcoming Events

May 5-6, 2015

GW Law is pleased to announce that it will serve as a marketing co-sponsor for the Energy Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The two-day event will explore transmission development issues for new market entrants as well as examine the overlapping jurisdictions of FERC and the CFTC with regard to market manipulation oversight.

Both days will offer an array of panels, looking into such front-and-center energy practitioner concerns as: the current fast-moving merger and acquisition activities, and FERC’s new hold harmless proposed policy statement to deal with M&As; the plummet in oil prices and their potential ramifications on the newly emerging fracking industry; the pitfalls in keeping up with mandatory compliance applicable to the energy industry, including emerging EPA coal regulations; new litigation procedural requirements imposed by FERC and courts, as well as ADR tools available to avoid litigation; technological developments in communications that the energy industry needs to be prepared for; and bankruptcy risks facing the restructured energy markets.

For more information, and to register for the Conference, click here.

May 8, 2015

Associate Dean LeRoy Paddock, Professor Emily Hammond and Donna M. Attanasio will serve as panelists for the Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Their topic is titled "The Ev[rev]olution of the Electricity Sector in Response to Environmental and Sustainability Concerns."

May 18, 2015  

GW Law will host the Cybersecurity Summit for Critical Infrastructure Industries, sponsored by ABA's Section on Energy & the Environment.  This Summit will focus on threats and protections pertinent to the electricity and water-services industries.  Stay tuned for more information.


Past Events

March 26-27, 2015 

GW Law along with the EPA, Environment Law Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement co-sponsored the 2015 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium on "The Role of Advanced Monitoring, Remote Sensing, and New Forms of Information Gathering, Analysis, and Disclosure in Environmental Compliance and Enforcement." A follow-up conference will take place at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands in April 2015. 

March 3, 2015

The Energy Bar Association held its annual Enforcers and Defenders Conference at GW Law. For more information, click here.

February 17-20, 2015 

Donna Attanasio spoke at the IEEE Power & Energy Society conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, on the plenary panel addressing "State and Local Government Policies Driving Smart Grid Adoption."  For more information about this conference, click here.

January 26 -29, 2015  

The Energy Bar Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Energy Law Education presented its findings to-date in its year-long study of energy law education at the 1st annual National Energy Education Summit and solicit further input in the afternoon workshop. The Summit, which was sponsored by the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL), was held on January 26, 2015. The presenters of the EBA study included Donna Attanasio, who chairs the committee, and committee member Nancy J. Skancke, JD '75. Find more information here

The one-day education summit preceded the 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, sponsored by the National Council for Science and Environment.  This year, NCSE took up the issue of Energy and Climate Change. Amory Lovins gavee the John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture and sessions included "Reinventing Utilities" which featured a presentation by Donna Attanasio on the Minnesota e21 project.

January 26-29, 2015

The Energy Bar Association presented the newest addition to its primer series: An Introduction to Federal Oil Pipeline Regulation. The goal of the primer was to provide an overview of the federal economic regulatory scheme over oil and refined products pipelines. The primer was taught by industry practitioners as well as FERC regulators and will be hosted by Vinson & Elkins, LLP, in Houston, Texas. For more information, click here

June 3, 2014

GW Law was an event partner for AWEA's State Wind Energy Forum - Virginia, held at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

April 8-9, 2014

GW Law was a marketing co-sponsor of the Energy Bar Association's 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference to be held in Washington D.C. 

March 7, 2014

GW Law and the Energy Bar Association co-sponsored a seminar on Enforcement.

November 11, 2013

GW Law hosted Jigar Shaw, founder of Sun Edison and first CEO of The Carbon War Room, for an interview and book signing for his new book, Creating Climate Wealth.

October 23-24, 2013

GW Law co-sponsored the Energy Bar Association's 2013 Mid-Year Meeting, at which Donna Attanasio moderated a panel entitled "A PURPA Renaissance?".


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