January 2020
Spotlight on: 
Legal Planet

Environmental law movers and shakers like to read our blog Legal Planet, the long-running collaboration between UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law. But if you've missed any of the content from our team of  leading environmental and energy policy scholars on topics like  climate change, environmental justice, water, and oceans, we've got you covered here. We've culled a sampling of Legal Planet posts from 2019, included below.  Enjoy!
Climate Adaptation

Sean Hecht, UCLA Law & Ted Lamm, Berkeley Law

In 2019, California faced another devastating wildfire season plagued with major fires, power shutoffs, and evacuations. Ted Lamm and Sean Hecht discuss the unique position of insurers in assessing and managing climate risk. 

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Climate Mitigation

Ann Carlson, UCLA Law

How will Justice Brett Kavanaugh affect greenhouse gas regulations? Ann Carslon speculates whether Kavanaugh could use the  "major questions" doctrine or the "non-delegation" doctrine to strike down regulation.

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Energy

Dan Farber, Berkeley Law

Dan Farber highlights the rising deployment of renewable energy across the United States, including state mandates and targets, economic trends, and other energy projections.


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Oceans


This year we have seen growing attempts to curb plastic pollution in our oceans, from campaigns to eliminate plastic straws to clean-up projects. However, Julia Stein argues that comprehensive federal legislation is necessary to control plastic waste.

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Water


In part one of her series, Nell Green Nylen explains how California can improve its water rights administration and proactively prepare for future droughts.

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CLEE Energy Symposium
Current Topics and Trends in California Energy Law

This is a two-day program for energy law practitioners, attorneys and other professionals interested in learning more about energy topics. Leading experts will cover critical and rapidly-evolving aspects of energy law, providing valuable information and updates to current practitioners and a boot-camp-like introduction for those new to the field. Subjects covered include wildfire and utilities; renewable energy siting; energy storage deployment; community choice aggregation; and reducing transportation emissions.

Up to 10.5 units of MCLE credit will be provided.

When: March 2 & 3, 2020 9am - 4pm
Where: UC Berkeley
Registration: $485 (lunches included).  Please register here.