Energy Economics and Regulation. Research seminars

A series of academic seminars in the EER group (Energy Economics and Regulation) started in August 2015. The seminars will take place every second Friday.

EER Seminar Friday 18 October 2019, 13:00-14:00, .

U.S. Energy Transitions in the Trump Administration: A Law and Policy Perspective. DTU Lyngby Campus, Building 424 - Room 025 - Ground floor.

Professor Alexandra Klass will discuss recent developments in U.S. energy law, policy, economics, and technology. Although President Trump and his cabinet Secretaries, particularly at the Interior Department, Energy Department, and Environmental Protection Agency, have announced dramatic policy shifts away from those pursued during the Obama Administration, the new administration’s ability to accomplish its goals is in some instances helped and in other instances hindered by existing federal and state laws as well as private sector technology and economic trends. Topics will include the shift away from the use of coal and toward natural gas and renewable energy in the electricity sector; the use of federal public lands to develop oil, natural gas, coal, wind, and solar energy; developments in technology and law associated with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"); and controversies over new oil and gas pipelines such as the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines.

Alexandra B. Klass is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. She teaches and writes in the areas of energy law, natural resources law, environmental law, tort law, and property law. Her recent scholarly work, published in many of the nation’s leading law journals, addresses regulatory challenges to integrating more renewable energy into the nation’s electric transmission grid, siting and eminent domain issues surrounding interstate electric transmission lines and oil and gas pipelines, and applications of the public trust doctrine to modern environmental law challenges. She is a co-author of Energy Law and Policy (West Academic Publishing, 2d ed. 2018) (with Davies, Osofsky, Tomain, and Wilson), The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2017) (with Ruhl, Salzman, and Nagle), Energy Law: Concepts and Insights (Foundation Press 2017) (with Hannah Wiseman), and Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases (Aspen, 4th ed. 2018) (with Klein, Cheever, Birdsong, and Biber). Prior to her teaching career, Professor Klass was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis, where she specialized in environmental law and land use litigation. She is a member scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform and a Fellow and Faculty Leadership Council member at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.



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