11th Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law

11th Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law

Date and Time

  • Friday, November 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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FUTURE OF ENERGY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE


On Friday, November 8, 2019, the University of San Diego School of Law will host its Eleventh Annual Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law. The theme of our 2019 Symposium is “The Future of Energy in a Changing Climate.”  

Symposium Overview


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Recent wildfires in California have highlighted the challenge of operating an electric utility in a changing climate. Lawmakers, regulators, and industry stakeholders are considering whether changes are needed to adapt to the impacts of climate change, including wildfire, sea-level rise, and heatwaves. At the University of San Diego’s Eleventh Annual Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law, academic and policy experts will analyze and assess several aspects of this complex issue. 

  • How Climate Impacts affect the Energy Industry - California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment describes the impacts that California will experience, including increased frequency of wildfire, higher demand for electricity, a rising sea-level rise. These all will have direct impacts on the energy industry in California.

 

  • How Energy Policy and Regulation is Changing in Response to Climate Impacts - In the aftermath of California’s deadliest and costliest wildfires in state history in 2017 and 2018 and concerns over other impacts, policymakers are left with numerous questions about how climate impacts could affect utility infrastructure, future planning, and business and operational models. 

 

  • The Equity Considerations of Climate Impacts and Policies - Policies to reduce GHG emissions, the impacts of climate change, and actions to address climate impacts can have disparate effects on different populations. Vulnerable populations typically have experienced air pollution and other impacts of energy production and now may also disproportionately feel the negative impact of a changing climate.  How are disadvantaged communities and other vulnerable populations affected by climate impacts and our policies to address them? What are the equity implications of policies to de-energize portions of the electric grid when the threat of wildfire is high? Are there disparities in effects of disaster relief in the wake of climate-related disasters? How should policymakers, regulators, and the private sector address these issues?

 

The Lesley K. McAllister Symposium on Climate and Energy Law is co-hosted by the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.

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