The University of Colorado Law School, the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship present Jason Bordoff as our featured speaker.
Jason Bordoff is the Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Prior to joining CEQ, he was Policy Director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at The Brookings Institution committed to promoting more broadly shared prosperity. Jason has written on a broad range of economic policy matters, with a focus on climate and energy, trade and globalization, and tax policy. His publications include “Path to Prosperity” (Brookings Press 2008, with Jason Furman) and several journal articles, book chapters, op eds and policy papers. Jason is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Association of Marshall Scholars. He is a member of the New York and Washington D.C. Bar Associations. He previously served as an advisor to Deputy Secretary Stuart E. Eizenstat at the U.S. Treasury Department, and worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. in New York. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was treasurer and an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also holds an MLitt degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University.
About the Energy Innovation Series:
Transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon energy system poses one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The Energy Innovation speaker series brings leaders from government, law, finance, industry, and academia to discuss key aspects of this challenge and some of the innovative approaches and solutions being fashioned across a range of sectors. The inaugural series during academic year 2011-12 will focus specifically on efforts to modernize the electricity grid, financing for clean technology, and the changing utility business model.