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

What impact will the Supreme Court's recent stay action have on the Clean Power Plan and other COP21 initiatives? Where do U.S. energy producers, utilities and states stand in implementing or challenging the regulation? 

Join the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), the University of Chicago Alumni Law Society and the Booth School of Business Energy Network for an interdisciplinary discussion on the Plan and its potential impacts on energy producers, prices, markets and the environment.

The panel discussion will highlight:

  • Key provisions of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the controversy surrounding this rule, including the recent stay ordered by the Supreme Court of the United States;
  • Cap-and-Trade, Carbon Taxation, and the CPP -- their differences, pros and cons, and the best solution for reducing carbon emissions;
  • The potential impact of the CPP on traditional energy markets and energy prices (if upheld);
  • The clean energy market and how the CPP could potentially catapult its growth (if upheld);
  • The impact of the judicial stay on COP21 commitments and global diplomatic relations, environmental law regulations, and future U.S. energy policies

Panel includes:

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

  • Jeanne Cohn-Connor, JD '84, Partner, Environmental Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
  • Ed Comer, AB '71, Vice President, General Counsel, Edison Electric Institute 
  • Thomas Covert, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; EPIC affiliate expert
  • Jeffrey Knight, JD '96, Partner, Environment, Land Use, Natural Resource Practice Group, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
  • Thomas Lorenzen, JD (Harvard Law), Partner, Environmental and Natural Resources Group, Crowell and Moring LLP
  • Donald Marron, Director of Economic Policy Initiatives and Institute Fellow, the Urban Institute; former Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
  • Richard Wilson III, MBA '09, Pricing & Structuring Analyst, Constellation Energy

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
1200 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC

$20 (price includes heavy appetizers and dessert)
Current students may register free of charge.