Proposal Announcement: Virtual Symposium on the Law and Economics of Energy Regulation


The Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis (CERPA) and the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources are seeking academic proposal submissions for the Virtual Symposium on the Law and Economics of Energy Regulation which will take place June 5, 2021.

The symposium will be geared toward energy regulatory policy issues affecting the future of fossil fuels and nuclear power, and will include a keynote speaker and scholars presenting papers on the law and economics of energy regulation.

Ideally, the proposals should involve papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals, integrating economic and legal analysis of the following issues associated with:

  • Leasing bans and drilling moratoriums on federal lands,

  • Mandates and portfolio standards for renewable energy,

  • Tax and regulatory incentives to promote carbon sequestration,

  • Electric vehicle policies for rate payers,

  • Decommissioning renewable energy and related storage faciltities,

  • The material requirements for deep decarbonization,

  • Pricing of renewables and impacts on coal and nuclear power,

  • Green building codes for buildings and homes,

  • Energy infrastructure, such as pipelines, export terminals, and electrical transmission,

  • The economic value of electricity capacity and grid reliability, and

  • Regulations on upstream fossil fuel production, leasing, and environmental analyses.

Proposals are due February 1, 2021 and completed papers by May 15, 2021. Once a slate of papers is accepted, the organizers will seek publication of the papers in a special issue of a peer reviewed journal.

The honorarium for each paper is $2,500 supported with funds provided from CERPA and the Charles Koch Foundation with the usual disclaimer that the findings by the authors do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsoring entities.

More details can be found in the full proposal announcement. Please submit completed proposals prior to the February 1st deadline to


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