ND Energy Distinguished Lecture: Environmental Protection Agency: Clean Power Plan


ND Energy is pleased to announce its upcoming Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Bruce Huber, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Huber will discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. This rule seeks to cut CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Dr. Huber will explain the proposed rule and the impact it could have on the power supply in Indiana and other parts of the United States. This lecture is certain to be informative and thought-provoking as Dr. Huber shares his legal perspective on the new rule and how it will be addressed by state governments and the industry.

Dr. Huber teaches and conducts research in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, property, and energy law. He joined the Notre Dame law faculty in 2011. After earning his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, Professor Huber received his J.D. and a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned several teaching awards. Before arriving at Notre Dame, he taught for several years in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. He has also practiced law in Washington State and worked as a college minister for a large Presbyterian church.

Professor Huber's research emphasizes the interaction between law and politics. Generally, his publications address emissions trading and regulation, pollution control, energy regulation, pesticide regulation, and public land and resource management. Much of his work explores how environmental and energy law deal with industries and individuals who stand to be adversely impacted by proposed regulatory or legal changes, and how such actors often obtain favorable legal treatment. He has presented his work at numerous events and conferences and has been quoted in the national media on matters related to his research.

All Notre Dame faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend!  For more information, download Bruce Huber Seminar Flyer.

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy)