Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

Editor-in-Chief's Message

Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

Editor-in-Chief's Message

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"We don't solve the [climate change] problem by wishing it away." - Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund at the Wall Street Journal's Economics Conference, March 13, 2008

Change is the watchword of the day. But what does this illusive term really mean or embody?

Emblematic of the rapid changes driven by global warming and climate change are stories that appeared in a special section of the New York Times, titled "The Business of Green," in November 2007: "Constructing a Carbon Calculus," "Foreign Firms Envision Wind Farms Dotting the U.S.," "Conservation at the Touch of a Button," and "Taming the Guzzlers that Power the World Wide Web."

In the U.S. Presidential election campaigns, we hear much of change, although the candidates surely define it differently. They speak of: changes in foreign, economic, energy, and environmental policies; changes involved in creating a "green" economy; and the necessary changes to form "a more perfect Union." However defined, change is in the offing.

Good lawyers are, in the end, professional problem solvers and change agents. …

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