Canada-United States Law Institute Conference on Energy Security and Climate Change: A Canada-United States Common Approach?

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April 14-16, 2011

LIST OF CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Jonathan H. Adler is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has authored or edited four books on environmental policy and over a dozen book chapters. His articles appear in publications ranging from law reviews to national newspapers. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs to discuss environmental and legal issues. Professor Adler is a contributing editor to the National Review Online and regularly contributes to "The Volokh Conspiracy." In 2008, his article "Money or Nothing: The Adverse Environmental Consequences of Uncompensated Law Use Controls," was selected as one of the ten best articles in land use and environmental law in 2008. In 2004, Professor Adler received the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. The Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association awarded him the annual "Distinguished Teacher Award" in 2007. He also serves on the advisory boards of several organizations. From 1991 to 2000, Professor Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed CEI's environmental studies program. He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.

Gene Ameduri has over thirty-five years of experience in the electric energy and building automation industries. Mr. Ameduri is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Great Lakes Wind Energy, formed to pursue an offshore wind opportunity and alternative energy development. He is also Co-Founder and President of Enerlogics Networks Inc., a company formed to provide expertise in all aspects of energy efficiency solutions, renewable energy, energy supply chain, merchant generation and demand response services to energy services suppliers, electric utilities and consumers. Previously, Mr. Ameduri was co-founder and President of EnergyConnect, Inc. In the 1970s, he co-founded Solar Energy Engineering to develop solar designs and installations. He is a recognized technical expert, with presentations at numerous technical conferences and publication of multiple technical articles for various industry magazines. Mr. Ameduri has a B.S. in Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

Dianne D. Anderson has held numerous executive and managerial positions at British Petroleum since 1983, most recently serving as President of BP's West Coast Fuels Marketing division. She was named the first Executive Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University in 2008. As Executive Director, she provides national and international leadership in the formation of strategic partnerships and alliances with industry, government, and other academic institutions. Prior to her job as President of the West Coast Fuels Marketing, she worked in Houston at North American Gas & Power where she managed all natural gas and electric power regulatory affairs for Canada and the United States. Ms. Anderson graduated magna cum laude in 1983 with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University. She also completed senior executive development programs at Harvard, Cambridge and Northwestern universities and was a guest faculty member within the Stanford University Program on Customer Focused Innovation.

Michael Barrett is a corporate lawyer, specializing in private corporate transactions and energy development. Mr. Barrett is the Co-head of Bennett Jones's Power and Renewable Energy practice. In his renewable power development practice, he has been retained by many leading domestic and international renewable power developers. …