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Environmental & Energy Law Fall 2020 Meeting – Part 2

Environmental & Energy Law Fall 2020 Meeting – Part 2


Program Agenda:

NYS Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

New York’s landmark energy law will affect the practice of Environmental and Energy Law for decades. Experts explain the law, report on its implementation, focus on what lawyers in New York need to know, and how it will impact our practices.

Moderator: Jan S. Kublick, Esq., McMahon Kublick, PC, Syracuse, NY

Professor Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School and Director of the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law

 Katherine (Kit) Kennedy, Senior Director of Climate and Clean Energy Program, Natural Resource Defense Counsel 

Noah Shaw Esq., Co-Chair, Renewable Energy Practice, Hodgson Russ LLP, Albany, NY


NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act – Practical Implications with Less Than Nine Months to the First Deadlines

The first deadlines under NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act are less than a year away. The speakers will provide an overview of the Act’s requirements; discuss the state of the City’s rulemaking and implementation efforts; examine the practical implications for building owners, tenants, buyers, sellers and lenders; and offer insights into how the regulated community is responding.

Raymond Pomeroy, Esq., Stroock, Stroock & Lavan, LLP, New York, NY 

Joseph Giminaro, Esq., Stroock, Stroock & Lavan, LLP, New York, NY

Alexis Saba, Esq., Sive, Paget & Riesel, New York, NY

Renewable Energy Act

This year New York profoundly changed how larger scale renewable facilities are approved and sited in the State. Developers, host communities and landowners all are affected by the changes. The CLCPA, financial markets, and the need for rapid decarbonization will dramatically increase the number of these projects throughout the State. Three leading experts on the new law will explain the problems with the old law, the changes made by the new law, and describe the challenges and opportunities that will result. 

Moderator: Jan S. Kublick, Esq., McMahon Kublick, PC, Syracuse, NY

 Houtan Moaveni, Deputy Executive Director, NYS Office of Renewable Energy Siting

Keith Silliman, Esq., Senior Developer, Cypress Creek Renewables 

Hillary Aidun, Esq., Fellow, Sabin Center and Attorney for Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative, New York, NY


The Role Implicit or Explicit Bias has Played in Shaping New York’s Environmental Policy – Combatting Racial Injustice

The speakers will include a discussion on how land use and environmental policy in New York has disproportionately exposed low-income neighborhoods and communities of color to environmental hazards, the role racism – implicit or explicit – has played in shaping New York’s environmental policy, the state of the “environmental justice movement” in 2020 in the context of heightened awareness of social and racial injustice in America, and how antiracist policies can be developed and promoted to bring about environmental equity to all communities.

Jose A. Almanzar, Esq., Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., New York, NY 

 Eldad Gothelf, Director, Zoning Services, Envelope City, New York, NY

Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Karen L. Mintzer, Esq., Mintzer Mauch PLLC,  New York, NY 


Keynote Speaker: Joe Martens, Director, New York Offshore Wind Alliance

Section Member Price: $100.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $225.00
Published Date:
  • October 30, 2020
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VJN71B
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.0