The Clean Power Plan and Its Potential Impact on U.S. Energy Policy, Markets, and the Environment

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Monday, March 21, 2016 @ 5:00pm2016-03-21 17:00:00 2016-03-21 17:00:00 The Clean Power Plan and Its Potential Impact on U.S. Energy Policy, Markets, and the Environment Join UChicago's Alumni Law Society and alumni experts from the UChicago Law School and Chicago Booth for an interdisciplinary discussion on regulating U.S. carbon emissions through the Clean Power Plan -- the biggest energy rule to date of this century.Program Details:Networking/Social Hour: 6:00pm-7:00pm Program Discussion:7:00pm-8:30pmQ&A/Wrap-Up: 8:30pm-9:00pmCost: $20.00 (price includes heavy appetizers and dessert)CLICK HERE TO REGISTERIn August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the Clean Power Plan, a final rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions from existing U.S. power plants – a rule intended to address the effects of climate change.  Backed by President Obama, this rule has proven very controversial, however, as the EPA faces mounting litigation from several U.S. energy producers and states who deem this rule unlawful, and its goals unattainable, with far reaching unfavorable consequences for traditional energy providers. Join the University of Chicago Law School, the Alumni Law Society, and the Booth School of Business for an interdisciplinary discussion of the Plan and its potential impact on traditional and clean energy producers, energy prices, and markets. Mark Templeton, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the University of Chicago Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, will moderate this discussion among UChicago alumni experts about the biggest energy rule to date in the 21st century and its potential impact on business and industry.The panel discussion will highlight:Key provisions of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the controversy surrounding this rule, including the risk of litigation from states and utility providers;The potential impact of the CPP on traditional energy and utility markets and energy prices;The economics of utility and energy pricing;The clean energy/renewables market and how the CPP could potentially catapult its growth;The residual impact of the CPP on emerging international markets and overall global energy policy  Confirmed panelists include:(Moderator)Mark Templeton,  Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the University of Chicago Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic(Panelists)Jeanne Cohn-Connor, JD '84, Partner, Environmental Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (DC)Jeffrey Knight, JD '96, Partner, Environment, Land Use, Natural Resource Practice Group, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (DC)Richard Wilson. MBA '09, Pricing & Structuring Analyst, Constellation Energy (DC) Thomas Covert, Assistant Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth School of Business - University of Chicago Law School willcanderson@uchicago.edu America/Chicago public
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Join UChicago's Alumni Law Society and alumni experts from the UChicago Law School and Chicago Booth for an interdisciplinary discussion on regulating U.S. carbon emissions through the Clean Power Plan -- the biggest energy rule to date of this century.

Program Details:
Networking/Social Hour: 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Program Discussion:7:00pm-8:30pm
Q&A/Wrap-Up: 8:30pm-9:00pm

Cost: $20.00 (price includes heavy appetizers and dessert)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

In August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the Clean Power Plan, a final rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions from existing U.S. power plants – a rule intended to address the effects of climate change.  Backed by President Obama, this rule has proven very controversial, however, as the EPA faces mounting litigation from several U.S. energy producers and states who deem this rule unlawful, and its goals unattainable, with far reaching unfavorable consequences for traditional energy providers. Join the University of Chicago Law School, the Alumni Law Society, and the Booth School of Business for an interdisciplinary discussion of the Plan and its potential impact on traditional and clean energy producers, energy prices, and markets.

Mark Templeton, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the University of Chicago Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, will moderate this discussion among UChicago alumni experts about the biggest energy rule to date in the 21st century and its potential impact on business and industry.

The panel discussion will highlight:

  • Key provisions of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the controversy surrounding this rule, including the risk of litigation from states and utility providers;
  • The potential impact of the CPP on traditional energy and utility markets and energy prices;
  • The economics of utility and energy pricing;
  • The clean energy/renewables market and how the CPP could potentially catapult its growth;
  • The residual impact of the CPP on emerging international markets and overall global energy policy 

Confirmed panelists include:

(Moderator)
Mark Templeton,  Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the University of Chicago Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic

(Panelists)
Jeanne Cohn-Connor, JD '84, Partner, Environmental Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (DC)
Jeffrey Knight, JD '96, Partner, Environment, Land Use, Natural Resource Practice Group, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (DC)
Richard Wilson. MBA '09, Pricing & Structuring Analyst, Constellation Energy (DC)
Thomas Covert, Assistant Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth School of Business