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Events

  • Legal Challenges to the Clean Power Plan: Perspectives from the Front Lines

    May 16, 2016, 12:00pm–1:30pm

    The Clean Power Plan, the first rule to place limits on greenhouse gases emitted by all power plants in the United States, is opposed by a vocal coalition of states and industry groups. In the lead up to oral arguments before the D.C. Circuit on June 2nd, an equally vocal coalition of states, industry groups, and nonprofits have stepped forward to support the EPA and the rule. You are invited to join parties and amici supporting the rule in a discussion of the issues before the court. Lunch will be provided by Paul Hastings LLP.

  • Will the Clean Power Plan Make it Through the Courts?

    November 17, 2015, 10:15am–11:45am

    The EPA’s Clean Power Plan is finally here, and so are the lawsuits challenging it. This panel will discuss the ongoing litigation related to the Clean Power Plan and likely outcomes. The panel is part of Vermont Law School’s second annual Alumni in Energy Symposium.

  • A Path Forward on Energy Policy

    October 27, 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm

    Major energy policy changes are on the horizon as U.S. policymakers grapple with climate change, fossil fuel trends, and shifting business models in the energy sector. States, cities, companies, and other groups around the country are finding innovative ways to rethink energy economics and alter the way we use energy. At our seventh annual fall conference, noted experts from government, the private sector, and academia will discuss what to expect as the energy landscape evolves.

  • On the REV Agenda: The Role of Time-Variant Pricing

    March 31, 2015, 8:30am–4:30pm

    New York Department of Public Service, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law are hosting a forum, “On the REV Agenda: The Role of Time-Variant Pricing,” on March 31, 2015, featuring Ahmad Faruqui from the Brattle Group as the keynote speaker.

  • Advocacy Training: Energy Finance 2015

    March 16, 2015 – March 19, 2015

    A training program for environmental advocates and attorneys from around the world. The program is designed to provide advocates and attorneys with the skills to understand and engage in the financial aspects of current debates on fossil fuels.

  • Merchants of Doubt - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    March 3, 2015, 7:00pm

    Join us for a screening of an acclaimed new documentary, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and two prominent climate change experts. Merchants of Doubt lifts the curtain on a secretive group of so-called “experts” who are putting on a dazzling show designed to deceive the American public on some of the most important topics in our lives, from food to chemicals to climate change.

  • California’s Climate Change Agenda

    February 26, 2015, 4:00pm–5:30pm

    Join us for a discussion of the nation’s most successful climate program. California operates the world’s first economy-wide Cap-and-Trade program, which has received a stamp of approval from both state and federal courts. Thanks to this innovative approach, the state has rebounded economically while reducing carbon pollution.

  • The Clean Power Plan and the EPA Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards

    February 6, 2015, 10:30am–11:30am

    Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers Climate Institute and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy present a mini-panel with Jason Schwartz (Legal Director, Institute for Policy Integrity;
    Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law) and John Larsen (Senior Analyst, Rhodium Group).

  • High Stakes in the High Court: The Battle Over Federal Regulatory Reach

    January 28, 2015, 12:25pm–1:50pm

    The Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of policies on climate change, health insurance subsidies, and other critical issues that test the limits of federal government regulation. How is the Court likely to rule on these issues? And what is unique about litigating cases before the Supreme Court? Sean Donahue and Peter Keisler are frequent adversaries in the Supreme Court, regularly representing opposing sides in environmental cases. Caitlin Halligan, former Solicitor General of the State of New York, is a prominent legal expert who has argued numerous cases involving a broad set of federal regulatory programs. The panelists will discuss their past experiences and speculate about the Court’s future direction.

  • Agenda-Setting in the Regulatory State: Theory and Evidence

    November 7, 2014

    Policy Integrity’s legal director Jason Schwartz will speak at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., as part of the Penn Program on Regulation’s workshop, “Agenda-Setting in the Regulatory State: Theory and Evidence” on November 7th.