March 23, 2016 – Nuclear Energy and the Clean Energy Future

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On March 23, 2016, the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law, held a discussion on, “Nuclear Energy and the Clean Energy Future.”

Nuclear energy currently provides approximately 20 percent of America’s electricity—and the majority of the country’s zero-emissions electricity. Yet across the nation, many nuclear power plants are struggling to stay in business.  These struggles raise questions about how states will implement their ambitious commitments to lower the carbon intensity of their power sectors.  This event will examine the role that nuclear energy should play in helping America’s transition towards a lower-carbon energy system as well as legal and policy options for supporting nuclear energy. New York State’s recently proposed Clean Energy Standard, which is an innovative response to nuclear energy’s challenges, will be discussed in detail.

Speakers include:

Raj Addepalli, Managing Director of Utility Rates & Services, New York Public Service Commission
Emily Hammond, Associate Dean for Public Engagement; Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
Emilie Nelson, Vice President of Market Operations, New York Independent System Operator
Eduardo Porter, Reporter, The New York Times                                                             Martin Proctor, SVP, State Government and Regulatory Affairs and Competitive Market Policy, Exelon

Wednesday, March 23rd, 8:30 – 10:00am. Coffee and registration starting at 8:00am.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall
110 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012

1.5 credits of CLE are available in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional. 

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