University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2016 Energy Law & Policy Institute
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5 hours of substantive credit.
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On April 14-15, 2016, ELPI presented a legal conference on legal and environmental issues arising from increased oil and gas production, changes to energy law and regulation, international energy issues, and legal and policy issues related to the rise of renewable energy. The conference was attended by students, energy lawyers, professors, environmental groups and energy industry members. Speakers included three of the leading oil and gas law professors in the nation, leading energy lawyers, environmental and industry leaders, and regulators.
This event is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Shale Gas Governance Center, the Swanson School of Engineering Center for Energy, Everpower, Duquesne Light, Babst Calland, EQT Corporation, Reed Smith LLP, International Electric Power, and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. Thank you for your support.
The U.S. energy economy is rapidly changing, with a move toward unconventional domestic fossil fuels, continued expansion of renewable energy generation, and new policies and shifts in the role of the U.S. in the international energy markets. The legal sector, policymakers, industry actors, and nongovernmental organizations are changing along with these evolving energy trends.
Please join Pitt Law for the Energy Law and Policy Institute to be part of the conversation surrounding cutting-edge issues in these areas and to learn from national and international experts about the current landscape of energy-related issues in Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world.
The cost of this event is $250, which covers the reception on Thursday evening and the conference. A special rate of $200 is being offered to full-time public interest attorneys and individuals employed at non-profit and government agencies.
Please make all checks payable to the University of Pittsburgh and mail to:
University of Pittsburgh
School of Law
c/o Christina Daub
3900 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Attendees are asked to please RSVP by April 8, 2016.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Dean William M. Carter, Jr., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Panel 1 - Environmental Law
No Presentation or Handouts
Chip Babst, Managing Shareholder of Babst Calland, will moderate a discussion with Nick DeIuliis, President and CEO of CONSOL Energy, and Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, concerning the current state of the energy industry and some of the key legal and policy issues that will impact the future of natural gas and coal development in Pennsylvania and throughout the Appalachian Basin.
Moderator: Chip Babst, Managing Shareholder, Babst Calland
Nicholas DeIuliis, President & CEO, CONSOL Energy Inc.
Davitt Woodwell, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Panel 2 - International Law
The Times They Are a-Changin’. Barely ten years ago, experts projected that the U.S. would need to import an ever-increasing quantity of natural gas, but a few weeks ago the U.S. began to export gas. For decades, Mexico’s oil and gas industry was closed to foreign investment, but now it is opening. And new power plants are being built in areas of the world that have never had a reliable source of electricity. What does this all mean for energy industries and energy lawyers?
Moderator: Keith Hall, Director of Mineral Law Institute, Campanile Charities Professor of Energy Law, Louisiana State University Law Center
Owen Anderson, Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law
Peter Dailey, Chairman & CEO, International Electric Power
Harry Sullivan, Consultant, Retired Senior Counsel, ConocoPhillips, Visiting Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M School of Law
Gladys Brown, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Chairman Brown will discuss the work of the Commission, including consumer choice, the future of energy efficiency, Act 13 and pipeline safety.
Panel 3 - Oil & Gas Law
A look back and a look forward: Bruce Kramer, a leading American oil and gas law professor, and Nicolle Bagnell, one of the leading lawyers representing the industry in litigation in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, discuss the recent cases that have developed the law of oil and gas in this region and identify the trends and cases to watch in the years ahead.
Nicolle Snyder Bagnell, Partner, Reed Smith
Bruce Kramer, Emeritus Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, Of Counsel, McGinnis Lochridge
Panel 4 - The State of Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is looked to as a potentially important piece of the energy mix going forward. This panel will discuss the state of renewable energy from multiple perspectives. Topics discussed will include the impact of EPA’s Clean Power Plan, environmental impacts of renewable energy, and the promise of energy storage.
Moderator: Grant MacIntyre, Director of Environmental Law Clinic, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pitt Law
Scott DeBroff, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill
Ryan Hamilton, Resident Attorney, Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services
Manisha Patel, Deputy General Counsel, White House Council on Environmental Quality