Natural Resource Industries and the Sustainability Challenge
About Energy Innovation
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’s series for academic year 2013-14 begins with the sixth annual Schultz Lecture, delivered by Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark. Commissioner Clark will draw on his experience in federal and state government to discuss current topics in energy law. Past Schultz lecturers include U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, former Undersecretary for Energy Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Duke Energy CEO James Rogers, and Dr. Daniel Yergin. Other upcoming events in the Energy Innovation Series will focus specifically on community level approaches to sustainable energy, the growing cross-border integration of North American energy markets, the role of intellectual property in clean energy companies, and energy market design challenges.