Multimedia: Webinars and Recordings
Fracking: State and Local Regulatory Issues, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
In the final installment of the series, Kate Sinding, senior attorney and deputy director of the New York Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, looks at the legal issues relative to state and local regulation of hydraulic fracturing. The webinar aired April 12, 2013.
Roger Peng, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health visited wtih YCELP's Angel Hsu on air quality indicators for human health and their policy relevance. The interview took place April 10, 2013.
Community Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas Development, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
In the seventh installment of the series, Susan Phillips from public radio station WHYY in Philadelphia discussed Marcellus Shale gas development in Pennsylvania. The stories she presented were originally reported by Ms. Phillips and her colleagues as part of StateImpact Pennsylvania, an award-winning collaboration between WHYY, National Public Radio (NPR), and WITF in Harrisburg. The webinar aired March 29, 2013.
A written recap is available here.
The Future of Oil and Gas Production in Colorado, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
In the sixth installment of the series, Tom Hunt, the policy programs manager in the Colorado Energy Office, offers a state-policy perspective on the shale gas debate, examining the history, economic impacts, policy responses, and future of oil and natural gas production in Colorado. He focuses on the state-specific ways Colorado has sought to access the economic and energy security benefits of production while honoring the environmental protection and diverse property uses that Colorado citizens hold dear. The webinar aired March 7, 2013.
Bruce Ho, the Center's Environmental Law & Policy Fellow caught up with Dr. Garvin Heath, a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to discuss his recently completed research on the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from shale gas produced from Texas’ Barnett Shale.
Dr. Heath’s research is part of the same Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) report on “Natural Gas and the Transformation of the U.S. Energy Sector: Electricity” that his NREL colleague Jeffrey Logan discussed as part of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy’s Policy Workshop Webinar Series on Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development last month. Dr. Heath’s work also provides additional perspective and data on the shale gas-climate change links that Environmental Defense Fund scientist Dr. Ramon Alvarez discussed with our Center in his webinar last fall.
The interview took place on March 5, 2013. Dr. Heath's slides are available here.
Natural Gas and U.S. Electric Power Futures, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
In the fifth installment of our series, Jeffrey Logan, senior energy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, looks at the shale gas boom's potential to fundamentally alter the evolution of the U.S. power sector. Abundant, low-priced natural gas has already led to over 300 terawatt-hours of fuel switching from coal to natural gas in the existing fleet of combined-cycle generators. Whether this shift continues or reverses itself will depend on the relative price differential between coal and natural gas. Natural gas is also beginning to affect the potential for other power generation options as well. The webinar aired February 12, 2013.
Balancing Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts of Shale Gas Development Activities, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
In the fourth installment of our series, Mark Boling, President of V+ Development Solutions, a division of Southwestern Energy Company, examines the debate surrounding shale gas development, which he says can be best characterized as an emotionally charged, trench warfare that fails to adequately address the real risks. His presentation explores industry’s role in helping to create this mess and discusses what industry can do to refocus the debate by having an open dialogue about the real obstacles to responsible development of this resource and how to develop workable solutions to overcome these obstacles. For Southwestern, this means engaging with environmental groups, regulators and the communities affected by its operations to find solutions effectively balancing the economic, environmental and social impacts of the company's activities. The webinar aired January 23, 2013.
A recap by the Center's Environmental Law & Policy Fellow Bruce Ho is available here.
Understanding and Improving Regulation of Shale Gas Development, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
As gas development has expanded, so, too, have questions about the adequacy of its associated legal regime. Answers to these questions are complex: local, state, regional, and federal laws apply to various development stages, and the common law also plays an important role. In the third installment of our series, Professor Hannah Wiseman discusses this web of laws and how it addresses risk concerns. The webinar aired December 5, 2012.
The powerpoint presentation is available for download here.
What It Takes to Get Sustained Climate Benefits from Natural Gas, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
In the second installment of our series, Dr. Ramón Alvarez discusses the ongoing efforts to better quantify the methane losses associated with natural gas production. The webinar aired November 8 , 2012.
The powerpoint presentation is available for download here.
Environmental Implications of Shale Gas Development: Frack versus Fiction, part of the Center's Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development
Yale Professor of Hydrology Jim Saiers provides an overview of the latest science on the environmental impacts of shale gas extraction through fracking. The webinar aired October 10, 2012.
As a prelude to the Center's 2012-2013 Policy Workshop Seminar Series: Emerging Issues in Shale Gas Development, Bruce Ho, the Center's Environmental Law & Policy Fellow, sat down with Sheila Olmstead to discuss some implications of the shale gas boom. Their interview took place on September 19, 2012, following the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies panel on hydraulic fracturing on September 18.
China Strategy and Action on Climate Change, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Dr. Fuqiang Yang, senior adviser at NRDC on climate change, energy and environment, discusses climate policy from China's perspective, highlighting the major achievements and lessons on climate change in China's previous five-year plan (2006-2011), and market-based measures in the current five-year plan (2011-2015). The webinar aired May 8, 2012.
Download: Dr. Yang's powerpoint presentation China Climate Change Strategy and Action
Korean Green Growth Policy as Paradigm Shift: Implications for Development, Sustainability, and International Environmental Law, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Mr. John Leitner, a fellow at the Seoul National University Center for Energy and Environment Law and Policy, discusses climate policy from South Korea's perspective. The webinar aired April 26, 2012.
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Energy Security of Asia in the 21st Century, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, the Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, discusses climate policy from Japan's perspective. The webinar aired April 10, 2012.
Dealing with Climate Change: The Indian Context, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director General of The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) and Chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), offers his perspective on climate policy in India. This webinar aired March 28, 2012.
The End of Deforestation in the Amazon: Is it Possible?, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Dr. Paulo Moutinho, Executive Director of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) offers his perspective on Brazil's climate change and deforestation policies. This webinar aired February 16, 2012.
Amory Lovins, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Institute , discussed his book Reinventing Fire -- which maps business-led pathways for the U.S. to phase out fossil fuels -- at the Yale School of Forestry and Environment Studies in February 2012.
Climate Policy in Canada: (Snow)Boots on the Ground, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu, Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, presents a look at the climate conversation in Canada. This webinar aired January 18, 2012.
Government, Civil Society or Business: Where is Leadership in Tackling Climate Change in the UK?, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Mr. Peter Madden, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future discusses climate change policy in the United Kingdom, highlighting what the government, civil society and the private sector are doing to cut carbon emissions. This webinar aired December 8, 2011.
Dan Esty & P.J. Simmons BlogTalkRadio Interview
Dan Esty and P.J. Simmons, co-authors of The Green to Gold Business Playbook, spoke with Wayne Hurlbert about developing and implementing corporate sustainability strategies on BlogTalkRadio. The program aired December 1, 2011.
Russian Energy Future 2050 and Greenhouse Gas Levels, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Dr. Alexey Kokorin, Head of WWF Russia's Climate & Energy Program, discusses his research and perspectives on Russian greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction scenarios and policies. This webinar aired November 17, 2011
The Nuclear Power Endgame in Germany, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, Berlin, provides his frontline perspective on Germany's nuclear power phase-out and its implications for climate policy. Germany may well be regarded as the nation where the endgame of nuclear power began. The conservative and pro-business German government proposed a law to switch off all nuclear power plants by the end of 2022. Polls indicate that 85 percent of Germans want nuclear power to be phased out within a decade. A clear technical and economic vision of a clean energy future, and a renewed determination for rational energy policies, fuel this demand. The webinar aired October 4, 2011.
International Climate Negotiations: Where are they headed prior to Durban, and what do key countries need to do?, part of the Climate Change Solutions: Frontline Perspectives from Around the Globe webinar series.
Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director at NRDC, provides his frontline perspective on international climate policy. In December 2011 countries will meet in Durban, South Africa, for the next high-level negotiation on climate change (the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties or COP17). This meeting comes as new temperature records are being set, key countries are moving forward with plans to cut their emissions, and the clean energy economy is growing rapidly. Yet, international climate negotiations are struggling to implement the agreements reached in Copenhagen and Cancun. These agreements, if implemented, could lay a critical foundation for international action. The webinar aired September 6, 2011.
P.J. Simmons, co-founder and chairman of the Corporate Eco Forum and co-author with Dan Esty of the Green to Gold Business Playbook, discussed corporate sustainability strategy as part of the Authors@Google program in August 2011.
Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, Co-Founders of the Breakthrough Institute, discuss the current state of environmental movement and look at how environmentalism must evolve in order to effectively address the ecological challenges of a new century.
Anthony Lieserowitz, Director, Yale Project on Climate Change talks about his latest report.
Dan Esty moderates a panel with Yale World Fellows: Gidon Bromberg, Tim Jarvis, Vincent Perez, and Sascha Muller-Kraenner.
Gerd Leipold, International Executive Director, Greenpeace, addresses Yale and the community about environmental campaigning and Greenpeace's interaction with the corporate world.
Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate, delivers a lecture entitled "Environment, Democracy and Peace" at Yale Law School.
Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo, Stonyfield Farm, addresses Yale University in New Haven about how to make money and save the world. (April 09, 2008).
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses the Conference of Governors on Climate Change, hosted by Yale University on April 17 and 18th.
YaleGlobal Interview: Nayan Chanda Interviews R.K. Pachauri of the IPCC. Dr. Pachauri discusses the immediate need for action to slow climate change and also addresses concerns of skeptics.
Nobel Laureate Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, addresses the Governors' Climate Change Conference. This Conference reviews state-level programs to combat global climate change.
Wood Turner, Project Director, Climate Counts, addresses the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies on Climate Counts: Activating the Choices and Voices of the Climate-Conscious Consumer. (March 3, 2008)
Daniel Esty, Director of the Center for Business and Environment at Yale, and Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, discusses his new book "Green to Gold" and current societal and corporate environmental revolutions. (March 1, 2007)
Daniel Esty, Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy moderates a session with Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Ph.D., CEO of Masdar Initiative, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Mindy Lubber, J.D., Executive Director of Ceres, Jim Rogers, President and CEO of Duke Energy Corporation and Ted Turner, Chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc.