8th Annual North American Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Conference

University of Houston Law Center

John M. O’ Quinn Law Building
4170 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77004

The Energy Transition Business: Obstacles and Opportunities for Carbon Capture, Infrastructure Repurposing, and a Resilient Electricity Grid

Blank Rome partners Susan L. BickleyKeith B. Letourneau, and Michael I. Sanders and of counsel Andrew P. Cross will serve as speakers at the University of Houston (“UH”) Law Center’s 8th Annual North American Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Conference, being held in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with reception to follow.


The journey towards energy transition presents a complex interplay of challenges and opportunities. There is a need to balance the shift towards sustainable energy sources while addressing a multitude of risks. These risks are multifaceted and include geopolitical and legislative tensions, the effects of climate change, and the evolving geopolitical landscape that influences energy investment policies and practices.

Join University of Houston energy and climate law experts, energy general counsel, and Blank Rome attorneys as they examine the various challenges facing the energy industry in North America and explore strategies for addressing these issues in the context of the ever-evolving political and environmental landscape.

Keynote Speaker: Jon Niermann, Chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Panels will include:

  • Fireside chat with Jon Niermann

  • The Business of Energy: A Discussion on the Inflation Reduction Act, Carbon Capture, and the Energy Transition

  • Discussion with Dean Leonard Baynes and In-House General Counsel and Senior Executives


This course is anticipated to qualify for the following CLE credits:

  • CA – 3.5 general credits

  • CT – 3.5 general credits

  • NJ – 4.0 general credits

  • NY – 4.0 professional practice credits

  • PA – 3.5 general credits

  • TX – 3.75 general credits

  • VA – 3.5 general credits (application pending)


Co-sponsored by Blank Rome LLP and the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (“EENR”) Center of the University of Houston Law Center.


Questions? Contact Jen Reda, Blank Rome Business Development Manager. 

To learn more, please visit the conference webpage.