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EENR Center's North American digital conference to emphasize changed world of energy

Aug. 17, 2020 - The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center will host a special virtual webinar at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 called "The New Energy Landscape: COVID-19, Climate Change and Diversification." The event kicks off the 4th Annual North American Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Conference.

"So much change has happened in the world in the last six months," said Victor Flatt, Dwight Olds Chair in Law and faculty director of the EENR Center. "We have excellent speakers who can give context to the impact of the COVID pandemic, energy demand, and increasing climate change policy changes in companies."

Among topics to be discussed are technological innovation and energy, energy investment in direct air capture, innovations in low carbon emissions and IP innovation, carbon neutrality, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and the 2020 election. A roundtable will feature commentary on the business and policy future for North American Energy - lessons from COVID.

The conference has registrants from more than 35 countries, including high-level government officials and executives from some of the world's largest companies.
Sponsors for the event are Blank Rome, UH Energy, the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, The National Autonomous University of Mexico Faculty of Law and the TGL Energy Transition Governance & Law.

Click here for the agenda and more information.

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