Offshore energy discussion conference set for Oct. 17, 18

Staff Report

September 4, 2013

The N.C. Coastal Resources Law, the Planning and Policy Center; the Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources; and the University of North Carolina Wilmington are hosting the Offshore Energy in the Southeast Conference.

The event is set for Oct. 17 and 18 at UNCW’s Burney Center.

Join developers, attorneys, state and local officials, consultants, engineers, scientists, and interested citizens to discuss offshore wind leases, natural gas reserves, energy markets and emerging technologies.

Experts will explore the potential for renewable and fossil fuel energy development in state coastal waters and beyond, as well as how related changes would affect local economies and the environment.

In addition, attendees will learn about the infrastructure that will be needed to accommodate offshore development, the economic impacts to communities, and environmental and safety issues.

Presentations will cover the most recent legislation and case law, and other legal and policy issues that will affect coastal communities and property owners. North Carolina continuing legal education credits may be available.

Registration will open in mid-September. For more information, go to www.nccoastallaw.org/offshore_energy.html, or contact Lisa Schiavinato at lcschiav@ncsu.edu or 919/515-1895.