The event is significant because it combined the biennial World Renewable Energy Congress and the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Conference. The WREF featured speakers from around the world including industry professionals, renewable energy laboratories, and university academics.
Sturm College of Law's Professor Don Smith chaired a discussion on Monday the 14th. The topic for discussion was: Can U.S. Renewable Law and Policy Catch Up? Professor K.K. DuVivier, who was on the panel, also used the conference to talk about her book, The Renewable Energy Reader. The book was a popular attraction at the Program's booth.
"The WREF was a great opportunity for the ENRGP program to share information with professionals interested in attending the program. The forum also served as a way to help professionals become aware of the type of education our students recieve and increase their interest in hiring those who have obtained the LLM or Masters degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Law," said Professor Smith, who also directs the Graduate Program.
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