Managing the Future of the Electricity Grid: Energy Storage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

April 8, 2019 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm

Vanderbilt University Law School

An ELI Public Webinar on Energy Storage Systems Policies

Professor Richard L. Revesz, New York University School of Law, and Dr. Burcin Unel, NYU Institute of Policy Integrity, challenge the conventional wisdom that utilization of energy storage systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, in their recent article in the Harvard Environmental Law Review, they contend that current laws and regulations do not provide adequate incentives and safeguards to ensure that increased utilization of energy storage systems will be environmentally beneficial and economically efficient. Revesz and Unel propose that state and federal regulators adopt policy reforms that internalize emission externalities, eliminate entry barriers, and modify market rules to guarantee accurate price signals that value the benefits of clean energy storage.

Please join the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law School for a vibrant discussion of Professor Revesz’ and Dr. Unel’s article, which was selected for inclusion in this year’s Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.

Linda K. Breggin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute

Burcin Unel, Ph.D, Energy Policy Director, The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, Co-Author

Daniel Adamson, Attorney/Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

John Fernandes, Senior Consultant, Customized Energy Solutions

Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association

Ryan Trahan, Law Offices of Ryan Trahan

Recording of the webinar available HERE