April 13, 2013
2013 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Annual Blank Rome LLP Symposium: Decarbonization: a New Direction in Climate Change Policy?
This symposium addressed the science, law, and policy of decarbonization, a strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by replacing major fossil fuel uses with non-carbon alternative technologies. Scientists, legal scholars, economists, and policy experts assessed whether a combination of new "clean" replacement technologies is a realistic and feasible way to maintain our standard of living while eliminating or sharply reducing the major sources of greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.
Keynote speaker: Howard Latin, Distinguished Professor of Law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law at Newark, and author of Climate Change Policy Failures: Why Conventional Mitigation Approaches Cannot Succeed (2012).
Other speakers include:
- David Driesen, University Professor, Syracuse University College of Law
- Dr. Frank A. Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Rutgers University
- Kenneth Gillingham, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
- Dr. Stewart Prager, Director, Princeton Plasma Lab
- Dr. Ajay K. Prasad, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Director, Center for Fuel Cell Research, University of Delaware
- Matthew Stepp, Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
- Dr. Michael Trachtenberg, Managing Director, Greenhouse Gas Industries, LLC