An Initiative of the University of Colorado Law School & the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
Meeting the world’s growing energy needs in a sustainable and secure fashion stands as one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The Energy Innovation Initiative at Colorado Law brings together leaders from government, law, finance, industry, and academia to address key aspects of this challenge and develop innovative approaches and solutions across a range of sectors. The Initiative builds on the law school’s deep expertise in technology, entrepreneurship, energy and natural resources to support research and analysis on the critical policy, regulatory, and business aspects of the energy innovation challenge; training for students and professionals; and an ongoing series of public lectures, workshops, and conferences.
The initiative will launch during academic year 2011-12 with the annual Schultz Lecture on Energy, given by Daniel Yergin, and an Energy Innovation speaker series that focuses specifically on efforts to modernize the electricity grid, financing for clean technology, and the changing utility business model.