2021 Annual Meeting & Conference

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Program Overview 

Mark your calendar for the Energy Bar Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting & Conference! The conference will be presented as a two-day virtual conference with excellent sessions and speakers.  Discussions will focused on the legal issues related to all aspects of energy law. Attendees will include attorneys, non-attorney professionals, and students active in all areas of energy law, including antitrust, international energy transactions, legislation and regulatory reform, electric utility regulation, alternative dispute resolution, finance and transactions, and environment and public lands at federal, state, and international levels. Each year, the EBA Annual Meeting welcomes 600 attendees and is approved for MCLE credit.

         

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calendar   Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - Agenda (ET) 

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM:  WELCOME TO THE 2021 ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE


             Jane_Rueger_EBAPres   

   Jane Rueger
   Partner
   Perkins Coie
   EBA President, 2020-2021 

 

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11:45 AM - 12:30 PM:  OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

                 Glick,_Richard
        
 The Honorable Richard Glick
 Chairman
 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 

 

 

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12:45 PM- 2:00 PM: CONCURRENT SESSIONS


SESSION 1A: Constructing and Operating Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines – New Challenges and Opportunities

This session will examine best practices, opportunities, and challenges facing the natural gas pipeline industry, landowners and regulators through the lenses of developers, operators, landowner rights’ groups, and other stakeholders.  The topic is timely, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission re-examines its 2018 Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on the 1999 Certificate Policy Statement. The agency is on a path to reassess numerous issues, including the extent to which a project can rely on precedent agreements to demonstrate market need for new facilities, how best to address landowner interests and concerns during the permitting process, and the scope of a pipeline’s eminent domain authority under the Natural Gas Act.  The Biden Administration has also called on all agencies, even independent agencies, to consider the effects of climate change in decision-making, including whether an environmental analysis should be adjusted to further consider impacts of GHG emissions, require calculation of the social cost of carbon, and to incorporate  environmental justice concerns . Other questions continue to arise on a case-by-case, including whether  FERC’s recent Weymouth Compressor Station order adversely impacts regulatory or commercial certainty for previously certificated projects..  These factors are likely to reshape how new pipeline projects are designed, constructed, and funded. Panelists will discuss both challenges and opportunities in the sector. 

 

SESSION 1B: Energy Transition:  Technology and Policies Needed to get to Carbon-Free Electricity in the U.S.

As the Biden administration prepares to deploy its renewable energy and infrastructure plans, our panel will discuss the current state of clean energy, the movement to electricity as the primary method of energy delivery and the technologies and policies needed to get to carbon-free electricity.  2020 was a tipping point, with all major stakeholders, from oil and gas majors to automobile manufacturers, acknowledging the real threat of climate change and the need to move to a green energy economy.  By 2050, more than 60% of the world’s electricity is expected to come from wind and solar and electric vehicles are predicted to make up more than 50% of the vehicle market.  Energy storage and natural gas fired generation will offset renewable intermittency, while the transmission grid will triple, both becoming more efficient and more complex and managed by digital and AI.  As global temperatures rise to 2.5% and government policies set carbon prices, carbon capture and sequestration likely will emerge as an essential part of the energy infrastructure.  In this context, we will look at renewable, storage, transmission and carbon capture technologies, the direction they are heading and the policies that are needed to get to net zero carbon emissions.

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2:00- 2:30 PM: NETWORKING BREAK

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2:30- 3:45 PM: CONCURRENT SESSIONS


SESSION 2A: Capacity Markets Update

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SESSION 2C: Ethics: Golden Repair: Let’s Help our Lawyers Now

This presentation will provide participants with information about the signs and symptoms of substance use disorders, and mental health disorders such as major depression and anxiety.  Participants will be given the latest information about the incidence of these disorders in the lawyer population and the risk factors involved, as well as the impact that the disorders have on the ability of those affected to maintain the necessary ethical standards to competently practice law. In addition the presentation will address the impact of stigma on help-seeking behavior. 
 

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4:00- 5:30 PM: AWARDS PRESENTATION AND GENERAL SESSION


GENERAL SESSION: The Reporter's Perspective
 

calendar   Wednesday, MAY 12, 2021 - AGENDA (ET)

11:30 AM: DAY 2 OPENING AND GENERAL SESSION

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12:45 PM- 2:00 PM: CONCURRENT SESSIONS


SESSION 3A: Transmission is the Answer; The Question is Can We Build It

A more robust transmission system is critical for integrating renewable energy and keeping electricity affordable and reliable. This panel discussion will review recent proposals for planning and building transmission, including: proposed changes to the planning process; choices between remote generation and local resources; and the potential for a national high-voltage grid. Attendees of this panel will come away with fresh insights into the conditions that determine whether new high-voltage, cross-border transmission makes sense, as well as the planning, development, regulatory and operational issues that are critical to that decision.

SESSION 3B: Virtual Advocacy Workshop
 

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2:00- 3:00 PM: EBA ANNUAL MEETING AND NETWORKING BREAK

EBA will conduct its annual elections to the board, recognize outgoing board members and welcome Mosby Perrow as 2021-22 EBA President.

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2:30- 3:45 PM: CONCURRENT SESSIONS



SESSION4A: Counting to Green: Corporate Sustainability and Renewable Energy

Many large electricity customers are pledging to invest and are actually investing in more renewable electricity. What are their goals and how can progress be measured?   Are all RECs equal?  Are RECs the only way to back sustainability claims?  What does all this mean to Wallstreet?



SESSION4B: The Future of Natural Gas Utilities in Carbon Constrained World


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SESSION4C:  Getting the Most from the EBA Master Council Mentoring Program

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4:00-5:30 PM: CLOSING GENERAL SESSION


Former FERC Commissioners Perspective on President Biden's FERC
 

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5:30 - 5:45 PM: CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS
 

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Speaker_icon   About the Speakers

EBA is pleased to present an outstanding, experienced line-up of panel and general session speakers.  Learn more about them by viewing the Speaker Biographies

Speakers Service Center (SSC)

The Speaker Service Center is for speakers and moderators, and should include everything you need to know to prepare for the conference and make the deadlines.

    

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cleapproved   Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

MCLE accreditation will be requested from states with general MCLE requirements. EBA will apply to:  CA, NY, VA, TX, IL, OH, PA, FL, TN, WI for Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding "CLE". For questions on CLE email EBA-CLE@eba-net.org.  

To apply to a State not listed above, it is the individual's responsibility to collect any handouts or other information required by that States' accreditation board for individual submission and self-certification. Individual on-line credit applications are not accepted by all States.

To Receive a Certificate of Attendance: 

  1. Your EBA online profile or registration must include your bar # and state.
  2. You must sign-in by logging into the session for which you want credit.
  3. No later than May 31, return to EBA, your attendance form including CLE codes provided during each session.
  4. Attendance forms without bar # and state will be voided. 

Certificates of attendance will be emailed to eligible participants in June.

To assure accreditation, the necessary CLE information must appear on your registration form. You should also add your bar numbers to your profile with EBA.  If your bar number or state are missing, we cannot guarantee receipt of credit.  Only registered attendees are eligible for CLE.  Students are not eligible for CLE.

 

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fees  Registration Fees - For Virtual Program

EBA membership must be current to access member rates. 

 Registration Types  Early Member Rate until April 15   Member Rate
After April 15 
 Nonmember 
 Registration $400 $475 $525
 Student Registration Free Free $25
 Speaker Registration Free Free Free

 

WAYS TO REGISTER

  • By credit card Online REGISTER NOW

     
  • By check, download Register Now PDF 
     
  • Mail form with payment to: EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036
    • Phone: (202) 223-5625
    • Fax: (202) 833-5596

 

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To learn more, please contact EBA,  (202) 223-5625 or by email at mmfrank@eba-net.org or kcutler@eba-net.org

 policy_icon   Conference Policies

Special Accommodations

Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Chief Executive Officer, llevine@eba-net.org.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation request to the Energy Bar Association, 2000 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 by April 30, 2021 or by sending a written cancellation request by email to Richelle at RKelly@EBA-Net.org There is a $75 administrative fee for cancellations.  No refunds will be given after April 30, 2021 The cancellation policy also applies to registrations that are received and accepted after the deadline date.  (If cancellation is requested after deadline and is accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee).  Substitutions are acceptable at any time before April 30, 2021 (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between member and non-member fees). Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is committed to the goals of fostering an inclusive and diverse membership and increasing diversity across all levels of the Association.  Attorneys and energy professionals in the energy field are welcome to join our ranks, regardless of race, creed, color, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, family and marital status (including pregnancy), family responsibilities, religion, national origin, age, personal appearance, political affiliation, veterans status, disability, source of income (government, solo, corporate, firm practice), or place of residence or business (geographic diversity) and are encouraged to become active participants in the Association’s activities.

Attendee Contact Information

By registering for this conference, attendees authorize EBA to share your contact information, including but not limited to your email address and telephone number, with other registered attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. For more information please contact Lisa Levine, llevine@eba-net.org.

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Registration and attendance at, or participation in, EBA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in recordings, both live and on-demand, photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by EBA and other third parties. Your virtual registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and virtual booths visited.
 
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