February 2 Conference: Future of Carbon Emissions

The William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review is pleased to present its 12th annual spring symposium, an annual event that focuses on timely topics in environmental law, on Saturday, Feb. 2.

This year's topic, "Emission Not Accomplished: The Future of Carbon Emissions in a Changing World," will address the current and future problems resulting from carbon emissions. The symposium will be held in the Law School's McGlothlin Courtroom from 8AM-5PM. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, please contact Amanda Tapscott at astaps@wm.edu.


8:00 a.m.

8:25 a.m.
Welcome from Law School Vice Dean Lynda L. Butler
Faculty Advisor, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

8:30 a.m.
Massachusetts v. EPA and the Future of Environmental Standing in Climate Change Litigation and Beyond
Randall Abate
Assistant Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law

9:15 a.m.
Invoking International Environmental Norms in Domestic Litigation
E. Andrew Long
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

10:00 a.m.
Global Cooperation on Global Climate Change
Jonathan Wiener
William R. & Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

10:45 a.m.
Q&A for Presenters

11:00 a.m.
Specific Analyses on Greenhouse Gas Restrictions Present in Proposed Congressional Bills
Diane Kearney
Operations Research Analyst, Energy Forecasting, Office of Energy Information

11:45 a.m.
Why a New Approach is Required if Global Climate Change is to be Controlled Efficiently or Even at All
Alan Carlin
Senior Economist, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, U.S. EPA

12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
The Role that Renewable Energy Technologies Can Play in Fighting Climate Change
Christopher Cooper
Founder and Executive Director, Network for New Energy Choices
Benjamin K. Sovacool Research Fellow, Energy Governance Program at the Centre on Asia and Globalization,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

2:30 p.m.
Q&A for Presenters

2:45 p.m.
Fossil and Hydro Generation in the Energy Industry
William L. Sigmon, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Fossil and Hydro Generation, American Electric Power

3:30 p.m.
Ethanol Technology for the Production of Fuel, Industrial, and Beverage Grade Alcohols from a Variety of Raw Materials
Mark A. Shmorhun
Vice President, Business Development, Delta-T Corporation

4:15 p.m.
Solving the Oil Independence Problem: Is it Possible?
Benjamin K. Sovacool
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

4:45 p.m.
Q&A for Presenters

4:55 p.m.
Closing Remarks