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November 9, 2018
Carolina Club
UNC Chapel-Hill
150 Stadium Dr.

CLE Credit: This program has been approved for 6.5 hours of general CLE credit by the NC State Bar.

Free for students and the general public
$100 fee for attorneys registering for CLE credit

Agenda


8:45 – Welcome
  • Jonas Monast, C. Boyden Gray Distinguished Fellow, Assistant Professor and Director of the Center on Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics (CE3), UNC School of Law

9:00-9:30 – Overview: Energy Transitions and Impacts on Rural Communities
  • Shelley Welton, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law (Visiting at the UNC School of Law Fall 2018)

9:30-11:00 – Panel 1 - Shifting Energy Landscapes

Moderator:
  • Christopher Galik, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, N.C. State University
Panelists:
  • Blake Hudson, Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • Harrison Fell, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, N.C. State University
  • Marilynn Marsh-Robinson, Partnership and Alliances Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Melinda Taylor, Executive Director - Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business, University of Texas School of Law

11-11:15 – Break

11:15-12:30 – Panel 2 – Harnessing the Benefits of New Energy Investments

Moderator:
  • Steve Kalland, Executive Director, N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center
Panelists:
  • Mijin Cha, Assistant Professor, Occidental College
  • Mike Couick, President and CEO, Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
  • Kay Jowers, Senior Policy Associate, Nicholas Institute, Duke University
  • Robert Sipes, Vice President Western Carolinas Modernization, Duke Energy

12:30-1:30 – Lunch

1:30-3:00 – Panel 3 – Mitigating the Economic Impacts of an Evolving Electricity System

Moderator:
  • Shelley Welton, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law
Panelists:
  • Ann Eisenberg, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Chuck Fluharty, President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute
  • Nikhil Kaza, Associate Professor, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning

3:00-3:15 – Break

3:15-4:45 – Panel 4 – Public and Private Actors Managing the Energy Transition

Moderator:
  • Jonas Monast, C. Boyden Gray Distinguished Fellow, Assistant Professor and Director of the Center on Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics (CE3), UNC School of Law
Panelists:
  • Bob Schwentker '73, Senior Counsel, Nexsen Pruet
  • Charlotte Mitchell '05, Commissioner, N.C. Utilities Commission
  • Mark Griffith '96, Counsel, Troutman Sanders LLP

4:45 – Closing Remarks and Adjourn


Funding for this conference provided by the Duke Energy Foundation and Troutman Sanders LLP
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