The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law develops law and policy solutions to pressing environmental and energy issues.
The Center’s current initiatives focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing the transition to renewable energy, and ensuring clean water for California’s future.
News & Updates
- NEW! Dr. Michael Kiparsky and colleagues explore the possibility of a Riparian Conservation Network. The article explores the feasibility of using riverine corridors to improve connectivity and resiliency in networks of protected areas.
- NEW! Prof. Farber examines the Supreme Court’s decision in EPA v. EME Homer. Read his analysis in the Mich. J. Envtl. & Admin. L. to explore the potential implications for agency discretion, considerations of cost, and allocations of responsibility under federal pollution laws.
- Our 2014 Annual Report is available online. Take a look at our last year as CLEE’s turns 10.
- Congratulations to our 2015 graduates! We are very proud of the outstanding students that earned certificates of specialization in environmental and energy law.
- Berkeley Law will open an Environmental Law Clinic in the 2015-16 academic year. We look forward to welcoming the founding director of the Clinic in Fall 2015.
- A Riparian Conservation Network for Ecological Resilience (Biological Conservation, 2015)
- Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation (February 2015)
- Moving Dollars: Aligning Transportation Spending With California’s Environmental Goals (February 2015)
- Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation: Volume 3: USDA (August 2014)
- Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation: Volume 2: FERC (July 2014)
- Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation: Volume 1: DOI (June 2014)
- Knowledge is Power: How Improved Energy Data Access Can Bolster Clean Energy Technologies & Save Money (January 2015)
- Steven Weissman and Deborah Behles, Ex Parte Requirements at the California Public Utilities Commission: A Comparative Analysis and Recommended Changes (January 2015)
- Renewable Planning Template — A Guide for How California Local Governments Can Plan for Distributed Solar Energy Generation (October 2014)