July 30, 2010
New Energy Comes to the Bar
~ written by Matthew White, Energy Law Committee Chair
The fall season brings us Ohio State football, cooler weather, colorful foliage and this year, energy law! On September 16, 2010, the first Energy Law Committee meeting will be held at the Columbus Bar Association offices. The meetings are open to all CBA members.
The energy industry is changing rapidly as new technology increases the amount of different energy resources available and expands the production of already existing energy resources. Increased environmental concerns have also added complexity and cost to the production of energy. As the energy industry expands and diversifies, new regulations are created to keep up with these rapid changes.
The purpose of the Energy Law Committee is to bring together the vast areas of law that are associated with energy to discuss important and emerging topics in those fields. The Energy Law Committee will bring speakers to discuss topics on; exploration and production of energy; environmental concerns related to energy; state and federal regulation of retail and wholesale energy markets; renewable energy technologies; renewable energy credits and carbon offsets associated with renewable energy; and much more.
Not just lawyers that practice in the energy industry have an interest in energy law. We are all consumers of energy. The production and use of energy is becoming more relevant to our daily lives. The amount of money that goes into the production, regulation, transportation and use of energy will continue to grow in an already massive industry.
If you practice law in the energy industry, or you have an interest in the world of energy, we invite you to join the Energy Law Committee. Committee meetings will be held the third Thursday of every month, at noon at the CBA offices. Lunches can be purchased at the door. To become a founding member of the Energy Law Committee, and be added to the Energy Law Committee listserv, email Donna Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join the committee and listserv online at the Energy Law Committee website. See you September 16!