Contact: Jennifer Riekert, (914) 422-4128, email@example.com
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); firstname.lastname@example.org
“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