Virtual seminar examines legal environment surrounding greenhouse gas initiative

October 28, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — 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 Friday, Nov. 6.

Daniel Walters, assistant professor of law

Daniel Walters, assistant professor of law, will discuss the legal issues surrounding Pennsylvania's journey to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative at noon on Friday, Nov. 6. The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be held through Zoom. Registration is required.

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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.

Walters’s talk is part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative seminar series hosted by Penn State’s Center for Energy Law and Policy. The center 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 Center for Energy Law and Policy, contact Seth Blumsack, center director, at sab51@psu.edu.

 

Last Updated October 28, 2020