Climate Change and the Future of Energy
Friday, March 26, 2010
Sponsored by the University of Toledo Law Review
As our nation becomes increasingly aware of the effects of climate change, the future for renewable energy will only grow. As the demand for renewable energy sources grows, so will the need to develop a sustainable legal framework, one that supports and encourages renewable energy development. Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are critical to ensuring a clean energy future for our nation – and our world.
Participants in this symposium will discuss several aspects of the current legal framework and make suggestions for the future development of legal standards that support the development of renewable energy. Panels will discuss topics ranging from the patchwork of legal standards inherent in our federal system of government to SmartGrid technology and its effect on existing notions of privacy to whether the United States possesses the institutional competency to effectively combat climate change. Participants’ papers will appear in Volume 41, Issue 4 of the University of Toledo Law Review.
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m||REGISTRATION|
|8:30 – 8:45 a.m.||OPENING REMARKS
Douglas E. Ray, Dean, The University of Toledo College of Law
|8:45 – 10 a.m.|| CLIMATE CHANGE AND INSTITUTIONAL COMPETENCE Moderator: Professor Kenneth Kilbert, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law
Mark Squillace, Professor of Law and Director of the Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School
Michael Zimmer, Of Counsel for Thompson Hine, Co-Chair, Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources Committee,
Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
Trevor D. Stiles, Associate of Foley and Lardner LLP, member of the Energy Industry Team and the Environmental Regulation Practice
|10 – 10:15 a.m.||BREAK|
|10:15 – 11:30 a.m.||SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY AND THE SANCTITY OF THE HOME
Moderator: Melissa Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law
Kevin Doran, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Energy and Environmental Security, University of Colorado Law School
Aaron Burstein, TRUST and ACCURATE Research Fellow, University of California School of Law
Paul Centolella, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
|11:30 a.m. – Noon||Keynote Speaker: Mark R. Shanahan, Energy Advisor to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Executive Director of the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority|
|Noon – 1 p.m.||LUNCH: Sponsored by Marshall & Melhorn, LLC|
|1 – 2 p.m.||FEDERAL AND STATE RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARDS: CONFLICT OR HARMONY?
Moderator: Geoffrey Rapp, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law
James M. Van Nostrand, Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center and Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace University Law School
Will Reisinger, Esq., Staff Attorney, Ohio Environmental Council
Keith Wilkowski, Marshall & Melhorn LLC, Chair, Advanced Energy and Green Initiatives Practice Group
|2 – 3:30 p.m.|| INCENTIVES AND OBSTACLES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY
Moderator: Diane M. Miller, Assistant Director of Incubation, Federal Initiatives Program Manager, Office of Research Development,
The University of Toledo
Marianne Tyrrell, Consultant, Hamel Environmental Consulting
Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Studies and Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
M. Howard Petricoff, Partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, member of the Energy and Environmental Group
Dean Joseph P. Tomain, Dean Emeritus and the Wilbert and Helen Ziegler Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Granger Souder, Vice President, General Counsel, Xunlight Corporation
The program will be held at The University of Toledo College of Law Auditorium. Directions and lodging information.
Fees and Registration
$75 for 5 Hours of CLE (application pending with The Supreme Court of Ohio)
Students may attend the symposium free of charge
Lunch available (limited seating; advanced registration required)
Register by Friday, March March 19, 2010. Mail or fax this form, or call 419.530.2962.