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First-of-Its-Kind Insurance Report Confronts Climate Risk

This blog analyzes the recommendations in a report from the Climate Insurance Working Group, convened by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, to the state’s Department of Insurance, local and state policy-makers, and the insurance industry regarding the role of insurance in addressing risks from climate-fueled wildfires, floods and extreme heat.
Katelyn Roedner
July 23, 2021
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Without Planning, Climate Change Will Bring More Texas-Style Blackouts

In the wake of the tragic February 2021 Texas winter storm and resulting power outages, this opinion piece argues that state regulators should require the electric industry to recognize the undeniable: climate change is here and it needs to be factored into their planning and decision making.
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Climate Risk in the Electricity Sector: Legal Obligations to Advance Climate Resilience Planning by Electric Utilities

This report finds that proactive climate resilience planning by electric utilities is required under public utility law and tort law. An updated version was published as a journal article in the Environmental Law Review in October 2021.
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What Happens When the Green New Deal Meets the Old Green Laws?

This article assesses how the Green New Deal, and particularly renewable energy, will fare under current siting and environmental protection statutory regimes and concludes that for the Green New Deal to success in its renewable energy and infrastructure goals, these regulatory regimes will need to tolerate more streamlined, top-down, preemptive…