A Look Ahead
Natural Resources Law Center's summer conference examines
a low-carbon energy blueprint for the American West
By: Natural Resources Law Center
for Mountain West News
May 24, 2012
The future of the planet may depend upon on our ability to increase energy supplies even as we reduce carbon emissions.
On June 6-8, the University of Colorado Law School’s Natural Resources Law Center’s 32nd annual Clyde O. Martz summer conference will address how a
June 6 at 5 p.m: Bill Ritter, Executive Director, Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE), Colorado State University at Fort Collins will provide an overview of where energy seems to be heading over the next couple of decades.
The conference, "A Low-Carbon Energy Blueprint for the American West " will explore such topics as:
- Energy/Water Nexus: The role of water in a low-carbon energy future: Water for Energy/Energy for Water;
- The Future of Conventional Fuels: Can we make conventional fuels work in a low-carbon energy society;
- Transmitting and siting;
- Renewable energy options;
- Less demand/Less carbon: Conservation and efficiency in the foundation of a sustainable energy policy;
- The role of climate policy: Local, state, national and international.
Discussing these issues will be some of the country’s most influential and innovative thinkers in this field, including:
- Tom Iseman, program director, Water Policy and Implementation, Climate Adaptation, Western Governors’ Association, Denver;
- Dag Nummedal, director, Colorado Energy Research Institute and Scientific Director, Carbon Management Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.;
- John Volkman, general counsel/policy director, Energy Trust Oregon, Portland, Ore.;
- Jonathan Silver, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Third Way (former Executive Director of DOE’s Loan Programs Office)
- Jennifer Turner, attorney-adviser-Division of Indian Affairs, Office of the Solicitor, Dep’t of the Interior, Washington
- Jim Martin, regional administrator, Region 8, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, Colo.
The conference will be held in the Wolf Law Building, located at the south end of the Boulder campus on Kittredge Loop Road. CLE credits are available.
A Low-Carbon Energy Blueprint for the American West
The event is hosted by the Natural Resources Law Center of the University of Colorado
at Boulder Law School
on June 6-8, 2012
at the Law School's Wolf Law Building, Boulder, Colo.
CLE credits are available: 19 general, 1.8 Ethics
More information on the conference, including the schedule and registration is available.
If you have questions, please call 303-492-1286; or email email@example.com
Since 1980, the University of Colorado Law School has convened an annual summer conference on leading issues in natural resources law and policy.
The summer conference was instrumental in the decision to establish the Natural Resources Law Center in 1982, and the Center has hosted the summer conference ever since.
The NRLC’s popular summer conference is renowned for its success in bringing together the leading lawyers and policymakers of the day to engage a sophisticated audience in an informed discussion and debate over natural resources policy.
In 2009, the NRLC named its summer conference to honor Clyde O. Martz. Over his long and distinguished career, Clyde Martz has worn many hats. He began his career as a law professor at the University of Colorado, where he wrote the first casebook on natural resources law, at a time when it was not even recognized as a distinct field of study.
Beyond his many professional accomplishments, Clyde was a leading promoter of the field of natural resources law. He was a founder and one of the first presidents of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and he was the chair of the committee that led to the founding of our own Natural Resources Law Center.
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