2018 Energy Law and Policy Institute Conference

Sponsorship: 
Pitt Law Energy Law and Policy Institute

Date and Times: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 
Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

CLE Credit Information: 

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.5 hours of substantive credit.



Join Pitt Law for the Energy Law and Policy Institute to be part of panel conversations surrounding prescient issues in Oil & Gas Law International Law, Environmental Law, and Renewable Energy and to learn from national and international experts about the current landscape of energy-related issues in Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world.

Keynote address will be delivered by Colette Honorable, former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, David Hickton, is the featured lunchtime speaker

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Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m.
Welcoming remarks by William Carter, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Dean and Kevin Abbott- Director of the School of Law Energy Law and Policy Institute

9:15– 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address- “FERC’s Role in the U.S. Energy Policy”

Colette Honorable- Former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“International Perspectives on Energy Policy”
Moderated by Ronald Brand, Director, Center for International Legal Education

Panelists
Katrina Kelly- University of Pittsburgh Center for Energy
Shanti Gamper-Rabindran – Associate Professor, Environment, Energy and Development Economics- University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

BREAK

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
“Understanding Renewable Generation in an Era of Utility Deregulation”
Moderated by Dr. Gregory Reed, Director, Center for Energy and the GRID Institute, Swanson School of Engineering

Panelists
Bruce Eddleston- Vice President, Energy Policy Southern Company
Timothy Burdis- PJM Interconnection

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker – “Cybersecurity and Energy”

David Hickton- Founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
“In-house Counsel Roundtable: Issues facing shale gas producers in the second decade of the shale era in the Appalachian Basin”
Moderated by Ryan Purpura, McGuire Woods

Speakers
Erin McDowell- Division Counsel, Marcellus Shale, Range Resources
Jessica Brisendine- Assistant General Counsel, EQT Corporation
Benjamin Sullivan- General Counsel & Executive Vice Preseident, Greylock Energy

BREAK

2:30-3:30 p.m.
“Industry, Government and NGO Perspectives on the Envirobnmental Rights Amendment and other Current Environmental Issues”
Moderated by Grant MacIntyre, Pitt Law Environmental Clinic

Panelists
Jeremy Weber- Director, Shale Gas Governance Center, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Joseph Reinhart, Babst Calland
John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council

All times are tentative and subject to change