Thursday, October 29, 2020

Next Penn State Energy Law & Policy Webinar Nov. 6 Focuses On Legal Environment Surrounding DEP's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Proposal

Pennsylvania’s journey to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the electric power sector, began with an administrative order from Gov. Tom Wolf instead of action by the Pennsylvania legislature. 

Daniel Walters, assistant professor of law, will discuss why this is significant and examine other legal issues surrounding RGGI, at noon on November 6 starting at Noon.

Walters’s talk will cover topics such as the legal authority under which Pennsylvania has started the process of joining RGGI and whether carbon prices constitute an illegal tax.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be held through Zoom. Registration is required.

Final Webinar

The final webinar in this series on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will be held on December 4-- “How RGGI fits into Pennsylvania’s evolving energy policy landscape” and will be presented by Daniel Mallinson, School of Public Affairs, Penn State Harrisburg.  Click Here to register.

Visit DEP’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative webpage to learn more about the proposal.

Penn State’s Center for Energy Law and Policy is a University-wide initiative that supports independent and interdisciplinary research, education and stakeholder engagement on complex energy issues.

It provides thought leadership on energy issues where emerging science and technology are intertwined with legal, economic and social institutions.

For more information on the Penn State Center for Energy Law and Policy, contact Seth Blumsack at

(Reprinted from Penn State News.)

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[Posted: October 29, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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