Maura E. Blau, Counsel in the firm’s Environmental Department, will be on the faculty for a “Post-Election Renewable Energy and Climate Change Smackdown,” to be presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the New Jersey Law Center on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 8:30am – 11:00am.
This program will provide an overview of key regulatory issues at the international, national, state and local levels which may impact climate change and renewable energy development in New Jersey. This will include a discussion of environmental policy changes under the Trump administration as well as potential changes under the leadership of a new Governor here in New Jersey.
Ms. Blau and her fellow panelists will explore a number of topics including:
- What’s next for solar and wind energy
- Hurricanes, resiliency, disaster law and FEMA maps
- USDOE August 2017 Electricity Markets and Reliability Report
- Climate change assessment reports and the Paris Agreement
The panelists will also be soliciting recommendations to be presented to the NJSBA Board for approval for presentation to the new Governor.
Ms. Blau represents clients in matters involving environmental assessments and due diligence for complex real estate transactions and public-private partnerships, regulatory compliance under environmental statutes, air and water permitting, and contaminated site remediation and brownfield redevelopment. She has a longstanding interest and particular practice focus with respect to alternative energy, sustainable building initiatives and climate change issues, with experience encompassing 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. Ms. Blau has degrees in environmental science and mechanical engineering as well as law, a background which enables here to understand environmental and energy related issues, building operational systems and the tools of sustainability from the technical detail perspective. She assists clients with the task of interpreting complex technical data and is able to coordinate the efforts of multidisciplinary teams to achieve project objectives.
Additional details and registration at: http://bit.ly/2goe3xZ