Thursday, September 1, 2011

Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at Denver Law to Convene Major Renewable Energy "Summit" on November 7 in Denver

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at Denver Law will convene a major conference, the Renewable Energy Law & Policy Summit, on November 7 at the Ricketson Law Building on the DU campus.

Holland & Hart, one of the country's leading renewable energy development law firms, is the presenting sponsor. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy is a supporting sponsor.

The one-day conference, which is being held in conjunction with NREL's 24th Industry Growth Forum, will consider the current and emerging legal, policy, and regulatory issues in relation to renewable energy.

Don Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Program at DU, said, "Renewable energy is becoming an ever more important subject in the context of U.S. energy security as well as reducing the environmental impact of energy generation. Denver Law is committed to being the nation's leading law school when it comes to studying about renewables. We think this conference, in which we will bring together key industry representatives, legal practitioners, academics, and others is another step in delivering on that commitment."

The conference will include three keynote speakers. In the morning, David Eves, President and CEO of Public Service Company of Colorado, and Susan Reilly, President and CEO of RES Americas, will speak. The lunchtime speech will be delivered by Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive of NREL. After more than three decades of professional engagement in the clean energy field, Dr. Arvizu is widely recognize as one of the world's leading experts on renewable energy and sustainable energy.

The event is open to anyone interested in issues related to renewable energy. Following the program, there will be a networking event where attendees can meet the speakers.

Please click here for more information about the conference, including registration details.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Graduate Program Autumn 2011 Party; Students From More Than 10 Different Countries in Attendance

The Autumn 2011 Welcome Party for students entering Denver Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program was held recently. The party, organized by Associate Administrative Director Lucy Daberkow, was held at Professor Don Smith's home in Denver.

The event has become part of the yearly schedule for the graduate program. It gives students an opportunity to meet each other as well as interact with various members of the faculty.

This year's party brought together a wide range of students, with at least 10 different countries represented.

The pictures on this blog posting reflect the fun and community building that took place during the event. Associate Administrative Director Lucy Daberkow said "it is wonderful to see the strong sense of camaraderie among the students in our program. International and US students form life-long friendships in our program and are extremely happy to be part of Denver Law's outstanding community."

The women in the picture above represent eight different countries associated with the program. From left to right, Lucy Daberkow (Mexico), Lise-Anne McLaughlin (Canada), Ming Xiao (China), Jessica Allen (U.S.), Sasha Chinenova (Russia), Yewande Adeyemo (U.S.), Veronica Morelli (Peru), Dela Obeng-Sakyi (Ghana), and Tamiko Watanabe (Japan).

The people in the photo on the left are Professor Justin Pidot and students Yewande Adeyemo and Tom Bayly.

This picture shows Director Don Smith, Tamiko Watanabe and Min Xiao.

Here we see (from left to right) Raul Herrera (Peru), Lucy Daberkow, Felipe Abreu (Brazil), Eduardo Paseta (Peru), and Sergio Saenz (Mexico).

This next photo shows Veronica Morelli, Dela Obeng-Sakyi, and Adjunct Professor Bob Bassett.

Our final photo shows Yewande Adeyemo and Lucy Daberkow.

Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 LLM Graduate Nino Coppero Visits Denver in Role as Attorney for New Peruvian Copper Mine Owned by HudBay Minerals of Toronto

Nino Coppero, a 2011 LLM Graduate from the Denver Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Program, was in Denver last week in his role as attorney for a new copper mine being planned for southern Peru.

The new mine, Constancia, is located near Cuzco. It is owned by HudBay Minerals of Toronto.

While in Denver he met with a local engineering firm that is working on the processing plant permit.

Before joining HudBay Minerals, Mr. Coppero worked with the firm of Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados in Lima. At the firm he worked for Luis Carlos Rodrigo, a well known mining lawyer, who has also taught at Denver Law.

Mr. Coppero is a Fellow for the Sustainable Development Strategies Group and has taught mining and oil and gas law at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences College of Law.

Editor's note: In the photo, Mr. Coppero is standing; Lucy Daberkow, Associate Administrative Director for the Graduate Program is on the left and Don Smith, Director of the Graduate Program, is sitting in front.