Renewable Energy Seminar- Wind | L4280
National Science Foundation grants are a mainstay of funding for scientists, but not so for law professors. Yet, in 2014, Professor DuVivier became the University of Denvers Principal Investigator for a research proposal that received funding as part of $9.47 million the NSF awarded to promote interdisciplinary analyses of human and natural system processes. For this grant, Professor DuVivier partnered with two professors from the University of Colorado Boulder, an atmospheric scientist and an economist, to analyze the legal, economic, and natural science impacts and interactions of wind farms. In addition, Denver Law awarded the Hughes-Ruud Research Professorship to expand Professor DuViviers research into how wind developers resolve conflicts when they do not resort to litigation. This class will work with the data generated through interviews and studies of wind farms to help answer the questions of how wind rights can be evaluated and protected to best encourage development of this renewable energy resource.
This course will be taught in seminar format and grades will be based both upon the analysis conducted and written contributions to a final article or articles.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)