The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Energy Policy
About the ConferenceThe CSIS Energy & National Security Program and Van Ness Feldman are pleased to announce a conference on the history of vehicle efficiency standards and electricity regulation in honor of the late Robert Nordhaus. This program looks at the evolution of two policy areas in which Bob made an important mark, and which raise issues of great significance today.
About Robert NordhausAs a Legislative Counsel in the House of Representatives, Bob Nordhaus drafted the 1975 legislation that established the first fuel economy standards; major sections of the 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments, including Section 111(d); and key provisions in the Federal Power Act. He went on to become the first General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 1977 and later served as General Counsel of the Department of Energy during the Clinton Administration. Nordhaus also was a successful and highly influential lawyer in private practice at the law firm Van Ness Feldman.
12:30 pm | Arrival and Lunch
12:45 pm | Welcome & Introduction
1:00pm | Vehicles Efficiency and Emissions Control Standards
Former Member of Congress;
Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy; and
Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University
Executive Vice President, Federal Government Affairs
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama
Executive Office of the President
James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics
3:00pm | Electricity in Transition
Former FERC Chairman; and
Executive Vice President, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Former FERC Commissioner; and
Senior Advisor, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP
Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP
Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft
Emily Sanford Fisher
Vice President, Legal & Corporate Secretary, Edison Electric Institute
4:30pm | Reception
This event is made possible by general funding to CSIS and the Energy & National Security Program and in partnership with Van Ness Feldman.