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DC Green Scene

DC Green Scene is a new website that compiles energy and environment events in Washington, DC. They list policy seminars, conferences, congressional hearings, and media events happening here. Check out the DC Green Scene website!

ELI Summer School Series: Energy Law

Thursday, July 31, 12-2pm
Environmental Law Institute, 2000 L Street NW, Suite 620

Energy and environmental issues are increasingly intertwined as shown in just a few recent developments:

  • while federal regulation of greenhouse gases initially encompassed only vehicle emissions, regulations are soon likely to encompass emissions from power plants as well;
  • hydraulic fracturing is causing an energy revolution while raising myriad environmental questions; and
  • the field of renewable energy has a complex relationship with environmental regulations: environmental regulations both affect and are required by efforts to expand renewable energy.

Participants will gain an overview of: U.S. energy infrastructure, U.S. laws and regulatory framework relating to energy, and issues in domestic energy production, energy distribution, and energy consumption.

Emily Fisher, Director, Legal Affairs, Energy & Environment, Edison Electric Institute

Register HERE.

CIEL 20th Anniversary Speaker Series: Defending the Planet in the 21st Century with David Hunter

Tuesday, August 26, 12pm
CIEL, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 110

Professor David Hunter, Director of the International Legal Studies Program at American University's Washington College of Law and former Executive Director of CIEL, will reflect on twenty years of independent accountability mechanisms and the challenges and opportunities these mechanisms face in providing effective remedies for communities facing human rights and environmental threats in the context of international development projects.

More information to come.

Past Events

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