2015 Symposium

Seventh Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium

"CALIFORNIA TO PARIS: LINKING CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICY AT THE STATE, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS"

Friday, November 6, 2015

Welcome

  • Stephen C. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Andrew Walters, Editor in Chief, San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law
  • Scott J. Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

Keynote Panel

  • Congressman Scott Peters, U.S. Congress, District 52
  • Ken Alex, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown and the Director of the Office of Planning and Research
  • ModeratorScott J. Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

Panel One

State Responses to the US EPA Clean Power Plan
  • Karen EdsonVice President, Policy and Client Services, California Independent System Operator, "California ISO"
  • Amy SteinAssociate Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, "Clean Power Plan Federalism"
  • Kevin Poloncarz, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, "State Responses to the Clean Power Plan: Legal Challenges"
  • Moderator: Tim Duane, Visiting Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Panel Two

International Perspectives
  • Michael Barsa, Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, "Can a Switching Costs Approach Help Foster International Agreement?"
  • David Victor, Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Kenneth Abbott, Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, "The CPP and Transnational, Subnational Governance"
  • Danny Cullenward, Philomathia Fellow, UC Berkeley
  • Moderator: Nilmini Silva-Send, Adjunct Professor, Assistant Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

Panel Three

The Role of Subnational Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions