The inaugural Idaho Symposium on Energy in the West, a new collaborative event series presented by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Idaho National Laboratories and the Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University, will be held Nov. 13-14, 2014, at the Sun Valley Inn and Conference Center in Sun Valley, Idaho. The topic of the series’ first meeting will be “Transmission and Transport of Energy in the Western U.S. and Canada: A Law and Policy Roadmap to 2050.” Meeting topics will include the future of transmission and transport in the oil and gas, wind, solar and electricity markets; regional energy planning; effects of proposed EPA power plant regulations; distributed generation and models of state utility regulation.
Confirmed speakers include some of the nation’s leading energy law scholars. In addition, an emerging scholars’ panel will provide a forum for younger voices, and a panel on careers in energy law will engage law school students.
Confirmed speakers include some of the nation’s leading energy law scholars. In addition, an emerging scholars’ panel will provide a forum for younger voices, and a panel on careers in energy law will engage law school students. The event is open to the public. Registration is $95. Learn more and register for the event HERE.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available through in-person attendance for attorneys licensed in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. CLE credits will also be available for remote viewing by Internet broadcast for attorneys in the same states, except Utah. Funding for the symposium series is provided by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. The collaborating institutions plan to hold a large symposium open to the public and suitable for scholars, industry professionals and practicing lawyers every other year. In alternate years, the series will convene a smaller academic roundtable on topics identified during the larger gathering. Short essays produced by symposium speakers will be published in the 2015 natural resources and environmental law edition of the Idaho Law Review.