Joint Session

Technological and Legal Transformation in Energy and the Environment

Joint Committee Session by:

  • Energy & Natural Resources Committee
  • Environmental Law Committee


Session Synopsis:

Since the start of the 21st century, the energy industry has been influenced by three major challengers: market reform, climate change, and supply security. Traditional energy sources, supply and distribution are changing and market mechanisms such as carbon emission trading are being introduced due to new environmental laws and global climate agreements, feed-in tariffs and renewable portfolio standards. At the same time, these legal innovations are responding to or are moving alongside technological improvements such as lower cost solar and wind power, battery storage and smart grids. This panel will provide an overview of developments around the [Asia-Pacific/world*] and share insights into how lawyers can help their clients make the most of these new opportunities.


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