Symposium 2010

Snow In Williamsburg The William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review presents:

Diversify Your Portfolio: Regulating Energy Sources with Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

January 29th and 30th, 2010

at the William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia

Renewable Energy Portfolio standards are regulation that require energy providers to integrate alternative/renewable energy sources into their portfolio in certain percentage by certain deadlines (i.e. 10% by 2020. This area has seen significant legislative action recently. 25 states have mandatory standards and 5 have voluntary guidance. There is currently national legislation on the table that passed in the House, and is awaiting a vote in the Senate. At this year’s Symposium, leaders in government, academia, and industry will make presentations at this year’s Symposium discussing the legal, political, and economic effects and considerations associated with renewable energy portfolio standards on a state and national level.

Thanks to those who participated in this year’s symposium (despite the inclement weather pictured above).


Friday, January 29, 2010

Renewable Portfolio Standards, Renewable Energy Certificates, and the Rest (Ivan Gold, Perkins Coie)

Dominion: New Direction in Energy (Mark Webb, Dominion Resources Services, Inc.)

Reconciling Renewables: Impediments to a Broad-Based Renewable Portfolio Standard (Joshua Fershee, University of North Dakota School of Law)

China’s Renewable Energy Law: The “Green” to China’s “Black” (Joel Eisen, University of Richmond School of Law)

Promoting Locally-Owned Renewable Electricity Generation and Effective Energy Efficiency Investments for Households: the Case for Feed-In Tariffs and Property Assessed Clean Energy Bonds (Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen)

Discussion of House Bill 1994 and Virginia Initiative (Delegate David Bulova, Virginia House of Delegates)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Are Renewable Portfolio Standards A Policy Cure-All?: A Case Study of Illinois’ Experience (David Loomis and Adrienne Ohler, Illinois State University)

Clean Power, Green Jobs: How Renewable Electricity Standards Can Boost the Economy and Protect the Environment (Jeff Deyette, Union of Concerned Scientists)

Audience at Symposium