World Future Energy Summit

At the World Future Energy Summit, I presented on law and policy mechanisms to incentivize innovation and investment for second generation biofuels. I also attended the presentation of Zayed Future Energy Prizes and was most excited to see Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway, be recognized for lifetime achievement.

International Renewable Energy Agency

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held its 6th Assembly on January 16-17 in Abu Dhabi. It was the first major intergovernmental meeting following COP21 in Paris. IRENA is a fledging organization that has grown by leaps and bounds with 140 member nations and 10 countries in the process of accession. IRENA supports countries in…


Thursday, January 7th Environmental Law Field Trip, Exploring Governors Island and New York City’s Resiliency Efforts, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm YCC Happy Hour, 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Faces and Names, 159 West 54th Street, NYC Friday, January 8th Works in Progress Session, 10:30 am to 11:45 am Federalist Society 18th Annual Faculty Conference Sheraton New York…

For the Love of Law: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Cuban-American Lawyers Program

My alma mater, UF Law, had created a mechanism for Cuban lawyers in exile to become practicing attorneys in the United States. Established in 1973, the Cuban-American Lawyers Program (CALP) gave these foreign lawyers the opportunity to attend law school on a part-time basis and sit for the Florida Bar Exam. The narratives of the…