The Battle to Win the Energy Transition in NYC: 1890 versus 2021


The New York City Bar Association recently commemorated its 150-year anniversary. The Energy Committee’s research on New York City’s energy landscape during the early years of the Association revealed some surprising history, including key roles played by the Association’s founding members. This program will compare and contrast two pivotal points in New York’s history with respect to energy, economics and environmental justice. The panel will discuss the legal and policy decisions that shaped the energy consumption habits of people in New York then, the decisions facing us now, and the implications of those decisions. The panel will also discuss the role of policy and technology in driving change and explore their relationship for discussion, i.e., can policy really change technology or is it the other way around?

Peter M. Norman
, Clean Energy Counsel LLP

Richard B. Miller
, Vice President, Regulatory Services, Con Edison
Justin Garrett Moore, AICP, NOMA, Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Executive Director, NYU Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, Adjunct Professor of Law

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Energy Committee, Rossalyn K. Quaye, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Environmental Law, Bethany Davis Noll and Margaret Barry,  Co-Chairs
Legal History, Alan W. Borst, Jr., Chair
New York City Affairs, John Owens Jr., Chair