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Clean Energy Resources at the Library

October 04, 2017

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Today’s post authored by 3L Mallory Meredith. 

On October 7, 2017, Lewis & Clark Law School will host Re-energizing the West: The Western Clean Energy Future. The Green Energy Institute put together an all-star panel for a day packed with good, clean (energy) fun! Senator Merkley (OR) will speak about his plan for the American West to be a leader in transitioning the entire country to 100% clean and renewable, non-carbon energy by the year 2050. The “100 by ’50 Act” was introduced April 27, 2017 by Senators Merkley, Sanders (VT), Booker (NJ), and Markey (MA). Senator Merkley has long been an advocate for clean energy and his article, An Electric Highway to Energy Independence, documents a border-to-border drive in Oregon that the senator did in the summer of 2012 using zero oil.

In addition to Senator Merkley’s panel on the 2050 Zero-Carbon Grid, panelists will discuss “the regulatory and market trends affecting clean energy development, impediments to continued growth, and the ways in which political and regulatory actors can enhance or impede the transition. It will conclude by identifying next steps to advance an inclusive clean energy transition throughout the western states.” [1]

Lewis & Clark Law School has long been a home for lawyers-in-training that hope to make a real and significant difference in environmental law. Boley Law Library has an extensive collection of energy-law related titles for anyone who is interested in the topic.

Here are just a few titles that are available in our library:

Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean-Energy Economy

Clean Energy Common Sense: An American Call to Action on Global Climate Change 

The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables

Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future

Reaping the Wind: How Mechanical Wizards, Visionaries, and Profiteers Helped Shape Our Energy Future

Law students interested in clean energy should also read online newsletters EnergyWire and E&E Daily for current awareness and breaking news.

Anyone in the Lewis & Clark community can check out these books, and for more energy and environmental resources, be sure to check out Green Energy Institute’s Charged Debate blog, as well as our Environmental Law Research Guide