2022 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE

Friday, October 21, 2022
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The 2022 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE workshop will provide attorneys and other attendees with knowledge on clean energy issues facing North Carolina, innovative energy policy and planning for the state, and federal climate change reporting requirements. 

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 6 General Hours NC CLE 


  1. Provide attendees an annual update on regulatory and legislative developments impacting clean energy in North Carolina.
  2. Provide attendees current information and new knowledge that will be useful in the next year on both energy efficiency, renewable energy issues, and energy market reform.

Scheduled Presenters (Subject to Change)

  • Brett Breitschwerdt, Partner, McGuire Woods
  • Josh Brooks, Director of State Programs and Strategy, New Energy Economics
  • Thad Culley, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Sunrun
  • Tim Dodge, Regulatory Counsel, NC Electric Cooperatives
  • Kimberly W. Duffley, Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Kendrick C. Fentress, Associate General Counsel, Duke Energy
  • John Gajda, Public Utilities Engineer, NC Utilities Commission
  • Karen M. Kemerait, Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Dr. Tammy Kowalczyk, Professor of Accounting, Dixon-Hughes Fellow, Appalachian State University
  • Nadia Luhr, Attorney, Public Staff
  • Munashe Magarira, Staff Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • David Neal, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Benjamin Smith, Regulatory Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  • Jennifer Weiss, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy, NC Department of Transportation

2022 Agenda (Subject to Change)

Event Details

Early Registration Cost: $300* (lunch included) *Cost after September 30th: $350

Work for a government or nonprofit agency? Email James Sharp at sharpj1@appstate.edu to request the 25% discount rate for governmental and nonprofit entities.

Event Location: Appalachian State University, Plemmons Student Union, Room #137 (B & C)  "Grandfather Ballroom"

Physical Location: 263 Locust Street, Boone, NC 28608

Parking: Free parking for CLE participants in the College Street Parking Deck, located at 162 College Street. 

Time: 9:00am - 4:35pm. Registration begins at 8:30am.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your registration on or before October 14th for a refund, minus the $50 processing fee. There will be NO refunds after October 14, 2022.

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