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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

L&C launches Green Energy Institute to step up transition to 100% renewable power

October 22, 2013

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    Green Energy Fellows Nick Lawton and Amelia Schlusser with Professor Melissa Powers

Lewis & Clark Law School is happy to announce the launch of the Green Energy Institute and the Green Energy Fellows program. The Green Energy Institute works on policies that will promote a swift transition to a 100% renewable power grid. Committed to the goal of mitigating climate change through complete decarbonization of the U.S. electricity sector, the Green Energy Institute is developing innovative strategies to incentivize renewable energy production throughout the United States. The Green Energy Institute is also pursuing a collaborative, coalition-building approach to energy policy reform. Professor Melissa Powers designed the Green Energy Institute (GEI) to develop new strategies to promote renewable energy. As Melissa observes, “[t]he remarkable growth in the renewable energy sector demonstrates how policies can effectively promote renewable power. But we are at a crossroads, with many policies facing expiration or repeal. The Green Energy Institute will offer new strategic solutions to ensure that renewable power continues to expand.” The Green Energy Fellows program provides recent grads the opportunity to work and learn in the renewable energy field while pursuing an LLM in Environmental Law. This year’s fellows are Lewis & Clark alums Amelia Schlusser and Nick Lawton. For more information contact the institute at, or call (503) 768-6703