The Latest on Climate Change

Jane Luxton, a recent addition to Pepper’s Washington, D.C. office, is a partner and a member of the firm's Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team.  Jane came to Pepper from the federal government, where she served as general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

In this podcast, Jane discusses the latest issues for companies in the unsettling area of climate change. Ongoing legislative, regulatory and litigation efforts have the potential to institute far-reaching changes and new challenges for businesses, related to their energy consumption and how it is regulated. Jane reviews the latest developments in these areas, including ways companies can limit their exposure to potential greenhouse gas lawsuits, and offers recommendations for companies as they look for ways to save or make money in the climate-change arena, including practical approaches and opportunities in the area of renewable energy.

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Energy and Environmental Policy Outlook Interviews

On April 19, 2007, Pepper Hamilton and The Abraham Group hosted a conference entitled Energy and Environmental Policy Outlook – Business Implications and Investment Opportunities.

Over 100 senior-level executives, general counsel and business development officers from organizations in the energy community attended this conference. In addition to insightful panelists, our guests heard from several prominent speakers in the energy community. Our featured speakers and panelists discussed topics such as energy and environmental legislation, tax policy and project finance, federal and state regulatory activity and cross-border implications, geopolitical considerations and implications for energy investments.

During the conference, we recorded some interviews with both attendees and panelists. Listen to this podcast which offers the highlights of those interviews.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the conference proceedings, you can request them by emailing

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A Conversation with Spencer Abraham

Spencer Abraham, former Energy Secretary and U.S. Senator, currently heads The Abraham Group , an international strategic consulting firm. Pepper Hamilton and The Abraham Group have recently formed an alliance to provide a comprehensive range of legal and business consulting services, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the energy sector.

Listen to this short podcast where Spence shares his views on a variety of issues affecting organizations in the United States and throughout the world. During this podcast, Spence discusses the volatile gas prices in the U.S., the global forces that continue to shape the supply and cost of energy, the business implications for organizations that rely on having an ample supply of energy at stable prices, the opportunities where businesses should currently be considering, and the trend of private equity firms investing in companies that offer alternative energy options.

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