The Energy Transition Business: Obstacles and Opportunities for Carbon Capture, Infrastructure Repurposing, and a Resilient Electricity Grid

Hosted by Blank Rome LLP

Location, or Event type: John O’Quinn Law Building University of Houston Law Center 4170 Martin Luther King Blvd Houston, TX 77204

The Energy Transition Business: Obstacles and Opportunities for Carbon Capture, Infrastructure Repurposing, and a Resilient Electricity Grid

Conference, Hosted By Blank Rome LLP

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 1:00 PM - Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 7:00 PM

Program: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. CT
Reception: 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. CT

The journey towards energy transition presents a complex interplay of challenges and opportunities. There is a need to balance the shift towards sustainable energy sources while addressing a multitude of risks. These risks are multifaceted and include geopolitical and legislative tensions, the effects of climate change, and the evolving geopolitical landscape that influences energy investment policies and practices.

Join University of Houston energy and climate law experts, energy general counsel, and Blank Rome attorneys as we examine the various challenges facing the energy industry in North America and explore strategies for addressing these issues in the context of the ever-evolving political and environmental landscape at our 2024 North American Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources Conference.

Conference Agenda:

  • 12:30 p.m.: Registration begins
  • 1:00–1:10 p.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 1:10–2:30 p.m.: Fireside chat with Jon Niermann, chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • 2:30–2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45–3:45 p.m.: The Business of Energy: A Discussion on the Inflation Reduction Act, Carbon Capture, and the Energy Transition
  • 3:45–5:00 p.m.: Discussion with Dean Leonard Baynes and In-House General Counsel and Senior Executives
  • 5:00–5:10 p.m.: EENR Scholarship Announcement
  • 5:10–7:00 p.m.: Reception

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Chinonso Anozie, Assistant Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law
  • Dean Leonard M. Baynes, Dean, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Chair, and Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Susan L. Bickley, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Gregory Brown, General Counsel, Evolution Well Services
  • Carrie Clark, Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Black Stone Minerals, LP
  • Andrew P. Cross, Of Counsel, Blank Rome
  • Tracy Hester, Co-director EENR, University of Houston Law Center
  • Cody Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, SCS Technologies LLC
  • Keith B. Letourneau, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Deonne Cunningham Nauls, General Counsel, Skylar Capital Management LP
  • David Mora, VP Carbon Solutions, NextDecade
  • Linda Primrose, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.
  • Michael I. Sanders, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Triscilla Taylor, Head of Legal for bpx Energy and bp America, BPX Operating Company
  • Gina S. Warren, A.L. O’Quinn Chair in Environmental Studies and co-director EENR, University of Houston Law Center

CLE Credit
This course is anticipated to qualify for the following CLE credits:

CA – 3.5 general credits
CT – 3.5 general credits
NJ – 4.0 general credits
NY – 4.0 professional practice credits
PA – 3.5 general credits
TX – 3.75 general credits
VA – 3.5 general credits (application pending)

Sponsors: Blank Rome LLP, the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) Center of the University of Houston Law Center, and UH Energy
Questions? Contact Jennifer Reda via e-mail. 

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