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.
Uma Outka is a Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law. She works at the intersection between energy law and environmental law, with a focus on renewable energy and the transition to a low-carbon electricity sector. She has served on the University of Kansas School of Law faculty since 2011, and is an Affiliate Faculty member of the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Environmental Policy, and the Institute for Social and Policy Research. Her scholarship has appeared in law journals including Vanderbilt Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, Colorado Law Review and the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, and her chapter on Legal Regimes for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry is featured in the comparative law reference volume Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law (Edward Elgar Publ. 2015). Outka teaches courses in energy law, property, environmental law and climate change law and policy. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Moreau Faculty Award, an honor bestowed on a faculty member by the entire student body. In 2015, she received the campus-wide Sustainability Leadership Faculty Award.
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