Maura E. Blau, Counsel in the firm’s Environmental Department, will lecture at the seminar “Climate Action and Renewable Energy: Does A New Administration Mean New Directions for New Jersey in 2018?” The program is being sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the NJSBA Special Committee on Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change, and will be presented on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 9:00am – 11:30am at the New Jersey Law Center.
As the Trump administration unravels the environmental policy of the previous administration and New Jersey prepares for potential changes under a new Governor, it’s important to understand the current political, policy and regulatory landscape for climate change and renewable energy.
This special, post-election program will provide an overview of the key regulatory issues affecting climate change and renewable energy development in New Jersey. The program will offer a robust, educational conversation covering some of the most debated legal questions arising at international, national and state and local levels. As part of the program, the panelists will be soliciting recommendations to be presented to the NJSBA Board for approval for presentation to the new Governor.
Topics for discussion include:
- What’s next for solar and wind energy
- How will New Jersey replace aging infrastructure?
- Hurricanes, Resiliency, Disaster Law and FEMA maps
- What is the future of nuclear energy in New Jersey?
- USDOE August 2017 Electricity Markets and Reliability Report
- How much should New Jersey rely on nuclear energy?
- Climate Change assessment reports and the Paris Agreement
- How will the state’s utility react to the changes in the energy sector?
Ms. Blau counsels clients on a broad range of environmental and energy related matters. She is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the NJSBA Special Committee on Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change. She has a longstanding interest and particular practice focus with respect to alternative energy, sustainable building initiatives and climate change issues. Her experience includes solar energy and cogeneration/combined heat and power (CHP) projects. She closely follows related legislative and regulatory developments at the state, federal and global levels, and played a role in crafting the New Jersey Energy Master Plan as an engineer with the former NJ Department of Energy. She has also completed coursework in Climate Change Law at Pace Law School, offered as part of its environmental LLM curriculum.
Additional information and registration at: http://bit.ly/2mjJkW9