Do investments in a green economy equal jobs, a cleaner environment, and improved national security?

Jamie Van Nostrand, executive director of the Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School, is available to help analyze any of approximately 16 line items in the stimulus bill that cover energy, including smart grid technology the laws regulating smart grids, ethanol and why so many plants are closing.

Contact: Jennifer Riekert, (914) 422-4128, jriekert@law.pace.edu

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Topic: Do investments in a green economy equal jobs, a cleaner environment, and improved national security?

Jamie Van Nostrand, executive director of the Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School, is available to help analyze any of approximately 16 line items in the stimulus bill that cover energy, including smart grid technology the laws regulating smart grids, ethanol and why so many plants are closing.

Currently leading an expert team from the Pace Energy and Climate Center to develop a state “roadmap” to increase use of biofuels, he is a leading expert on integrating transportation and energy policies to reduce greenhouse gasses, energy efficiency, renewable energy policy, and climate change. He is on the New York City Energy Policy Task Force, the advisory board regarding the use of auction proceeds from the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the CHP Working Group of the Governor’s Renewable Energy Task Force, and the NY State Bar Association Global Warming Task Force. He teaches energy law at Pace Law School.

Contact Van Nostrand at 914-422-4082 (office); 914-830-8055 (cell); jvannostrand@law.pace.edu

“What remains to be seen is whether the President has the political will to follow through on implementing his energy and climate agenda in the face of tough economic times,”said Van Nostrand. “He clearly understands the urgency of the climate change issue and the need to act quickly to start reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He has appointed respected, credentialed experts, such as Dr. Steven Chu at the Department of Energy, to the important energy and environmental positions. Having an individual in the White House in charge of climate issues indicates an understanding of the need for a climate solution that integrates both transportation and energy to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gases.”

In his 22-year career in private practice, Van Nostrand represented energy clients in state regulatory proceedings in eight western states, as well as proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Before that he spent five years with the New York Public Service Commission. In 2007 he was recognized by the Energy Bar Association as its “State Regulatory Practitioner of the Year,” and has been included for the last several years on “The Best Lawyers in America.”

The Pace Energy and Climate Center is an integral part of Pace Law School’s environmental law program, which is consistently ranked among the nation’s top three programs in environmental law.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 6,700 alumni throughout the country and the world. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus and offers the Master of Laws degree in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and Comparative Legal Studies, and a Doctor of Laws in environmental law. The School of Law is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent, and diversified university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

Pace University to Commemorate Earth Week

Global warming, “ECOpreneurship” and civil action will
be among several environmental issues examined in a special Earth Week
Lecture Series presented by Pace University Environmental Center, April
15 – 21.

April 5, 2002

Contact: Mary Horgan
mhorgan@pace.edu
(914) 923-2798

PACE UNIVERSITY TO COMMEMORATE EARTH WEEK

Environmental Center hosts free lecture series

PLEASANTVILLE — Global warming, “ECOpreneurship” and civil action will
be among several environmental issues examined in a special Earth Week
Lecture Series presented by Pace University Environmental Center, April
15 – 21.

The series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Angelo Spillo at (914) 773- 3789 or E-mail: aspillo@pace.edu

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

“HOW GOOD IS YOUR BOTTLED WATER?”
Monday, April 15, 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Outside Dining Room A, Pleasantville
Campus
Speaker: Prof. Bill Flank, chemistry

ENVIRONMENTAL READING
Tuesday, April 16, 12:20 – 2:20 p.m. Birnbaum Room, Pleasantville Campus

Reader: Prof. Lori Alward, environmental studies, religion and
philosophy

ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER PANEL
Tuesday, April 16, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Butcher Suite, Pleasantville Campus
Speakers: Paul Thiesing NYC DEP and Pace alumni.

CIVIL ACTION PROGRAM
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Butcher Suite, Pleasantville Campus
Speaker: Prof. Robert Goldstein, Pace Law School

“SILVER MILE” FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 – 3:30 p.m., Choate Pond, (in case of rain,
the Gottesman Room, Kessel Campus Center)
Hosts: Pace Environmental Club

INFORMATIONAL TABLES ON “SICK BUILDINGS” AND WILDLIFE DISPLAY
Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Presenters: Pace Health Care Unit and Teatown Lake representatives

TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
Thursday, April 18, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. In front of Choate House

“GREEN LOGIC” PANEL DISCUSSION/LECTURE
Wednesday, April 18, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Butcher Suite
Lecturer: Prof. Robert Isaak, Lubin School of Business

BIRDS OF PREY PRESENTATION
Friday, April 19, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Environmental Center, Pleasantville

Campus
Master Falconer: James Eyring

“CARBON DIOXIDE & GLOBAL WARMING: The Hidden Links”
Friday, April 19, 12:00 p.m. Wilcox Hall Auditorium/Gym, Pleasantville
Campus
Presenter: Dr. Taro Takahashi, associate director of Lamont Doherty
Earth Observatory Lab of Colombia University
(This lecture is also part of the Pace Science Day)

YONKERS GREEN SPACE PROJECT
Sunday, April 21, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Join the Center for Community
Outreach in celebrating Earth Week by assisting Greyston Foundation
Community Garden’s Project, clearing a green space for residents in a
Yonkers neighborhood. Transportation provided. For more information call
(914) 773-3539 or E-mail: tccoplv@pace.edu

ENVIRONMENTAL BOOK DISPLAY
A display of environmental books will be showcased in the Mortola
Library the entire month of April.

The Pace University Environmental Center, N.A.T.U.R.E. (Pace’s
Environmental Club), Student Government Association, and the faculty and
staff, who volunteered their time, sponsor the events.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New
York City and Westchester County. More than 13,000 students are
enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in
the Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business,
School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.