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11th Annual Energy Law Symposium

February 27, 2020 01:00 PM - February 28, 2020 03:00 PM

energy law symposium11th Annual Energy Law Symposium
February 27-28, 2020

Energy Law Currents: Reconciling Risk and Return

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The world of energy law is fast-paced and ever-changing. Texas A&M School of Law’s annual Energy Law Symposium offers the perfect forum to help you stay up to date with recent developments and network with thought leaders in the field. 

The annual symposium, hosted by the School of Law’s Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems Law Program, brings together thought-leading academics, industry professionals, city officials and legal practitioners for an in-depth discussion of current and future trends in energy law.

The symposium continues to expand in size and scope thanks to the School of Law’s diverse and forward-thinking faculty, as well as the school’s dedicated partners.

2020 Focus: Energy Law Currents: Reconciling Risk and Return

The U.S. energy industry has long grappled with reconciling risk and return for utilities, investors, ratepayers, and other stakeholders. Even the earliest attempts at public regulation of private energy enterprises recognized the constitutional demand for just compensation. More than a century later, these challenges have become more complex and contentious than ever, as illustrated by heated debates over remuneration for distributed solar installations and stranded utility assets.

At the same time, stakeholders across the energy value chain are required to contend with an increasingly diverse portfolio of risks. Ever-changing legal frameworks pose significant regulatory risks while scientific and engineering advances exacerbate technology risks in a fast-evolving marketplace. Climate change, air quality problems, and water scarcity all implicate serious environmental risk. Supply challenges, terrorist threats, and cyber attacks, finally, present fundamental security risks.

The 2020 edition of Texas A&M School of Law’s Energy Law Symposium will explore the complex challenges, novel methodologies, and kaleidoscope of actors involved in striking a sensible balance between risk and return in today’s energy economy.