Clean Energy Leaders In Law

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Clean Energy Leaders in Law (CELL) seeks to accelerate an equitable transition to renewable energy. Low-income neighborhoods and communities of color disproportionately experience the burdens of climate change and often lack access to renewable energy alternatives, such as residential solar. Through CELL, students can support non-profits aiming to address these inequities and improve access to community-owned renewable energy projects.

Students in CELL will engage in policy and legal projects, including:

  • Reviewing and analyzing proposed and enacted federal, state, or local legislation and regulations related to renewable energy equity,
  • Reviewing and responding to filings by utilities and other advocates in regulatory proceedings,
  • Developing policy recommendations to increase equity and justice in the renewable energy transition,
  • Providing support for larger transactional projects on an ad hoc basis,
  • Developing communication tools that translate policies into materials for a general audience, and
  • Potentially doing onsite visits to renewable energy installations.


Supervision: Students will receive training and be supervised by attorneys at GRID Alternatives & Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP.

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per semester

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