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November 2018

PURPA @ 40: Renewable Energy Law and Policy in the United States

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 On the 40th anniversary of PURPA—the nation’s most important renewable energy statute—we will critically explore the past, present, and future of renewable energy law and policy in the United States. Please join us to engage in a dialogue with the nation’s foremost experts. 5.5 hours of CLE (pending). Register online » Registration fees: $75 general public $40 seniors, government, university or nonprofit $20 students Hosted by the University of…

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Stegner Center Young Scholar Lecture – Uma Outka

November 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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14th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar State Energy Law for a Modern Low-Carbon Grid 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The federal reemphasis on fossil fuels makes low-carbon energy policy an increasingly decentralized project in the US. With a focus on renewable energy, this year’s Stegner Lecture will assess innovations and trends shaping energy law in the states today. Uma Outka is a Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law. She…

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Stegner Center Young Scholar Downtown CLE – Uma Outka

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Recent State Law Developments for Renewable Energy 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Holland & Hart (222 Main St #2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) State energy law is evolving as renewable energy becomes an increasingly important part of the US electric power sector. This CLE will survey recent state law developments relating to corporate demand for clean power, state renewable energy mandates, and distributed generation, among others. 1 hour of CLE (pending). $15 per person. Registration required » Uma Outka is…

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Utah Open Lands Conference

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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For more information visit: https://utahopenlands.org/ Agenda 8:00-8:30 - CHECK-IN 8:30-9:00 - CONSERVATION 101 From the moment a conservation easement becomes the focus of a solution for a landowning family there are many important necessary and legal steps that must be followed to ensure the preservation of the property. Whether working with a community interested in saving a beloved landscape or a longstanding landowning family, this panel discusses the nuts and bolts of the deal from inception to recordation. Get the…

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Energy Sprawl Solutions: Balancing Global Development and Conservation

November 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Stegner Center Green Bag Series Lecture with Joseph Kiesecker, Lead Scientist & Director, Development by Design, The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Lands Team 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy sector are preparing to meet this demand by increasing renewable energy production, which is necessary to combat climate change. But many…

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January 2019

Sage Spirit

January 24, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag Series Lecture with Dave Showalter 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and stretching from Greater Yellowstone to Telluride, Colorado, the region known as the Sagebrush Sea is a unique wildlife habitat with an abundance of natural resources. For this reason it is treasured by conservationists, private land owners, and energy developers alike. The loss of this habitat would be catastrophic…

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February 2019

Breakpoint – Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises

February 14, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  A Stegner Center Green Bag Series Lecture with Jeremy Jackson An insightful look at the American environmental crisis and emerging solutions from the heartland to the coasts in the era of global climate change.   12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ravaging the…

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Humanity’s Evolving Relationship to the Ocean

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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6:30 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah Details coming soon! Free and open to the public but seating is limited. Contact Robin Craig to RSVP. This event is sponsored by the University of Utah Global Change and Sustainability Center, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the S.J. Quinney College of Law's Wallace Stegner Center, and the Environmental Humanities Program.

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March 2019

Wallace Stegner Center 24th Annual Symposium – Recreation Challenges on Public Lands

March 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) In recent years, outdoor recreation has become a primary use of the public lands, creating myriad conflicts, challenges, and opportunities. A substantial portion of the public domain is managed for recreation in the form of national parks, national monuments, wilderness areas, and the like, drawing millions of visitors annually. Outdoor recreation is now big business, constituting two percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), which is more than agriculture, mining, or…

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Sidestepping Impasse in the U.S. Senate

March 28, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag lecture Details coming soon!   Jeff Bingaman, United States Senator, New Mexico, 1983-2013 Jeff Bingaman was born on October 3, 1943. He grew up in the southwestern New Mexico community of Silver City. His father was a chemistry professor and chair of the science department of Western New Mexico University. His mother taught in the public schools. After graduating from Western (now Silver) High School in 1961, Jeff attended Harvard College and earned a…

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