Upcoming Texas Seminar Explores Carbon And Climate Change

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 01:00

The University of Texas School of Law has scheduled a two-day seminar - Carbon and Climate Change - for Wednesday and Thursday, February 17 and 18, at the AT&T Conference Center Hotel at the University of Texas in Austin.

The conference opens on Tuesday afternoon at 5 with a networking reception at the campus courtyard, where attendees can join speakers, registrants, and sponsors of the RPSEA CO2 EOR Forum and the UT Carbon and Climate Change Conference along with regulatory and legislative members and staff.

On Wednesday the conference will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn to a reception at 5:40 p.m., and on Thursday the conference runs from 8:20 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday's topics include Emerging U.S. Climate Policy and Regulation - an analysis of key provisions of recent EPA regulations and pending cap-and-trade legislation with Kenneth Berlin of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. William M. Bumpers of Baker Botts L.L.P. and Kenneth B. Medlock II of the Rice University James A. Baker II Institute for Public Policy will discuss Understanding the Economics and Key Design Issues of Cap and Trade.

Wednesday's luncheon presenter, Carol O. Bauer, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV, will present a View from the Department of Energy.On Wednesday afternoon, panelists Jon Johnson of the University of Arkansas and Mark D. Newton, senior manager for environmental sustainability at Dell, Inc., will discuss Monetizing Carbon II: Corporate Strategies and Opportunities from Sustainability and Green Branding.

Thursday's luncheon presenter, Richard G. Smead, director of Navigant Consulting, Inc., will discuss the Economics and Future of Gas for Power Generation.

For more information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (512) 475-6700 or go to www.utcle.org.