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Legislative Forum 2023: Environmental and Energy Law Section

Legislative Forum 2023: Environmental and Energy Law Section


Meeting the Challenges of New York’s Energy Future,

A Discussion with Key Sectors of the New Energy Economy

 The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act sets forth in law New York’s commitment to a clean energy future. Meeting these challenges requires development, construction, and implementation of a series of clean energy technologies including wind power, solar power and battery energy storage systems. The event will discuss the progress on meeting the state’s energy commitment, and the legal, policy, the practical challenges of an energy system in transformation, and issues associated with energy and environmental law as the transition continues.


This Annual Luncheon Event will be held at the NYSBA Headquarters at 1 Elk Street, Albany, New York. 


The event is open to the public, is free of charge, and requires registration to attend.

Keynote Speaker:

Rory Christian 

Chair and CEO 

New York State Public Service Commission


New York State Legislative Leaders 

Deborah Glick 

Chair, Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee 

Assemblymember, 66th District

Peter Harckham, (invited) 

Chair, Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Senator, 40th District

Panel Discussion with Energy Industry Leaders 

Phil Denara

Senior Manager of Development

Key Capture Energy


Josh Verleun

Director of Permitting and Environmental Affairs

Equinor Wind US


Kate Daniel

Northeast Regional Director

Coalition for Community Solar Access

John Parker


Legislation Committee

Environment and Energy Committee


Start Date:
  • April 26, 2023
Start Time:
  • 10:00 AM
End Time:
  • 2:00 PM
  • Albany
  • Virtual Participation
  • New York State Bar Association
    1 Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207
  • Hybrid
Product Code:
  • EELS42623
Section Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Free
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • Environmental & Energy Law Section