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Staying Balanced in the Pivot: Legal Challenges of the Carbon Transition

6th Annual North American Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Conference

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Published on Monday, April 25, 2022 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

As the world moves to decarbonize, the North American energy sector faces major structural changes. Throughout this transition to sustainability, energy production and usage must also remain stable. Join University of Houston energy and climate law experts, energy general counsel, and Blank Rome attorneys as we examine the complex legal uncertainties and economic opportunities from the low-carbon transition at our 2022 North American Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Conference.

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Presentation

As the world moves to decarbonize, the North American energy sector faces major structural changes. Throughout this transition to sustainability, energy production and usage must also remain stable. Join University of Houston energy and climate law experts, energy general counsel, and Blank Rome attorneys as we examine the complex legal uncertainties and economic opportunities from the low-carbon transition at our 2022 North American Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Conference. Topics will include the following:

  • The International Perspective from Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum
  • Emerging Opportunities from Carbon Management and Avoiding Transition Turmoil
  • Discussions with Dean Leonard Baynes and Panel of General Counsels and Executive Corporate Leaders on Energy Transition Issues

Organization

University of Houston Law Center Co-Sponsored with Blank Rome LLP, University of Calgary Law School, Center for Global Law and Policy for the Americas

Registration

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Programme

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Welcome to the Energy Pivot, Tracy Hester, UH EENR Center Faculty Co-Director

  • Navigating the Challenges of Carbon Transition in Houston Susan Bickley, Blank Rome LLP
  • Legal Strategies for Emerging Carbon Transition Risks Prof. Alastair Lucas, Calgary University School of Law, Dr. Elizabeth Trujillo, Director, Global Law and Policy for the Americas

10:30 – 11:45

Emerging Opportunities From Carbon Management and Avoiding Transition Turmoil.  

Prof. Gina Warren, UHLC EENR Center (moderator)

  • Jim Blackburn, Rice University, Gulf Coast Carbon Exchange
  • Chuck McConnell, UH Center for Carbon Management in Energy, Carbon Sequestration and DAC Hubs in Houston Under the IIJA
  • Tom Kerr, World Bank, South Asia Climate Strategy Director, China and India After Glasgow
  • Frederick Lowther, Blank Rome LLP, Nuclear Energy’s Role in the Energy Transition

12:00 – 1:00

  • Keynote Speaker – Sheila Hollis, Executive Director, U.S. Energy Association, introduced by Brett Snyder, Blank Rome

1:15 – 2:15

  • The International Perspective on the Carbon Pivot, Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum [introduced by Susan Bickley; follow-up questions with Keith LeTourneau]

2:30 – 3:45

Discussions with Dean Leonard Baynes: Legal Needs for Energy Companies Moving Beyond Carbon.Corporate General Counsel/Senior Executive Panel.  

  • Dean Leonard Baynes, UH Law Center (moderator)
  • Ken Neikirk, General Counsel, Helix Energy Solutions Group
  • Kay McCall, President and Executive Director, Renewable Energy Alliance Houston
  • Deonne Cunningham, General Counsel, GlidePath Power Solutions
  • Janet L. Carrig, former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ConocoPhillips

3:45 – 4:00 Concluding remarks

Places

  • 4104 Martin Luther King Blvd
    Houston, America (77204-6060)

Event format

Hybrid event (on site and online)


Date(s)

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022

Keywords

  • environment, energy, natural resource, carbon transition

Contact(s)

  • Nzaou-Kongo Aubin
    courriel : anzaouko [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

Information source

  • Nzaou-Kongo Aubin
    courriel : anzaouko [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu

To cite this announcement

« Staying Balanced in the Pivot: Legal Challenges of the Carbon Transition », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Monday, April 25, 2022, https://calenda.org/991283

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