Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis Mark Cooper releases report on effect of advanced cost recovery on reactor constructionPUBLIC RISK, PRIVATE PROFIT; RATEPAYER COST, UTILITY IMPRUDENCE: ADVANCED COST RECOVERY FOR REACTOR CONSTRUCTION CREATES ANOTHER NUCLEAR FIASCO, NOT A RENAISSANCEGP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-12-18T05:00:00Z182
Institute for Energy and the Environment Cited in Bio-Medicine, "The Future of Biofuels is Not in Corn"​Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and the Environment ​(IEE) co-released a report stating concern over the expansion of the corn ethanol industry.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-26T04:00:00Zhttp://news.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-3/The-future-of-biofuels-is-not-in-corn-194-1/172<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/iee/IEElogo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in SNL, "Clean Energy Advocates Fighting for More Than Renewables from EPA's CO2 Rule"​Mark Cooper comments on solar panel regulation. GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-10T04:00:00Zhttps://www2.snl.com/Interactivex/article.aspx?CdId=A-29459988-10273171<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in The Ecologist, "'New' Reactor Types Are All Nuclear Pie in the Sky"​Mark Cooper is quoted on small modular reactor (SMR) expenses and the resulting loss in development and customers.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-10-02T04:00:00Zhttp://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2577637/new_reactor_types_are_all_nuclear_pie_in_the_sky.html168<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in Virtual Press Office, "17 Groups Urge NRC To Halt Licensing, Relicensing Of 23 Reactors Due To Failure To Address 2012 Court Ruling"​​Mark Cooper provides expert declaration in support of halting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) licensing and relicensing of 23 reactors at 14 sites in the United States. This story also appeared in Bloomberg, InvestorPoint.com, Seattle Times, and Business Standard.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-29T04:00:00Zhttp://www.virtualpressoffice.com/publicsiteContentFileAccess?fileContentId=1760123&fromOtherPageToDisableHistory=Y&menuName=News&sId=&sInfo=167<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jones Interviewed by The Bennington Banner, "Group Calls on FTC to Review GMP's Renewable Energy Claims"​Kevin Jones​ discusses lawsuit brought against Green Mountain Power for alleged false marketing of renewable claims.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-16T04:00:00Zhttp://www.benningtonbanner.com/region/ci_26542806/group-calls-ftc-review-gmps-renewable-energy-claims165<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Jones_Kevin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jones and Parenteau Interviewed by Vermont Public Radio, "Clean and Green? New Case Challenges Green Mountain Power's Renewable Energy Claims"​​Patrick Parenteau and Kevin Jones discuss Green Mountain Power wind projects and the perception vs. reality of renewable power. This story was reported on in several media outlets, including Fierce Energy, RenewablesBiz, EnergyBiz, Rocket News, Times Union, and several others.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-15T04:00:00Zhttp://digital.vpr.net/post/clean-and-green-new-case-challenges-green-mountain-powers-renewable-energy-claims164<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/iee/lowell-wind-turbines.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Vermont Law Student to Present at International Energy Conference; Focus on Russia, LNG Export Market​A Vermont Law School student will join leaders in finance, government and academia in examining issues central to the international energy policy debate during the upcoming British Institute of Energy Economics conference, "Balancing Competing Energy Policy Goals," Sept. 17-18 at St. John's College, Oxford.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-09-02T04:00:00Z121<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/news/BennettResnik.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in M Live Media Group, "With Renewable Energy Growing and Coal Shrinking, What's the Future of Nuclear Plants Like Palisades?"​Mark Cooper discusses the future of nuclear power plants given the proposed federal clean-energy standards.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-28T04:00:00Zhttp://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/08/pros_and_cons_of_electrical_po.html161<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Quoted in M Live Media Group, "Palisades Owner Entergy Bet on Future of Nuclear Power - And It Has Proven a Gamble"​Mark Cooper discusses the possible future of the Palisades Nuclear Plant.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-27T04:00:00Zhttp://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/08/entergy_owner_of_palisades_pla.html160<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Interviewed by SNL, "Utah Developer Says Selection of Reactor Desgin Pushes Project Forward"​Mark Cooper comments on Utah-based Blue Castle Holdings Inc. and its proposal to build nuclear power plants in the Mountain West area.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-25T04:00:00Zhttps://www2.snl.com/Interactivex/article.aspx?CdId=A-28980070-11568159<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Interviewed by Pittsburgh - Post-Gazette, "Duke Eager to Build, Not Buy, Power Plants"​Mark Cooper discusses Duke Energy's motives and possible outcomes for insisting on building new power plants instead of purchasing used ones.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-09T04:00:00Zhttp://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/latest-utilities/2014/08/10/Duke-eager-to-build-not-buy-power-plants/stories/201408100195158<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Cooper Interviewed by Rocket News, "Report: New Nuclear Power Technology Would Siphon Resources Away From..."​Mark Cooper discusses his recent report that cites small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) as no cheaper than their larger counterparts.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-08-08T04:00:00Zhttp://www.rocketnews.com/2014/08/report-new-nuclear-power-technology-would-siphon-resources-away-from/157<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Smarter, Greener Grid Provides Insight to Meet EPA Climate Rules​A new book co-authored by a Vermont Law School energy expert and a recent graduate has the attention of state regulators and environmental professionals as it focuses on policies needed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s new climate rules.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-07-15T04:00:00Z111<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/community/_V5A2394_720x480_72_RGB.jpg" width="720" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Mark Cooper, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, releases paper on "Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Economics" at University of PittsburghIn the wake of a severe nuclear accident the attention of policymakers, regulators, and the public is riveted on the issue of nuclear safety. Scrutiny is so intense that it seems like the only thing that matters about nuclear reactors is their safety. Cooper's paper shows that in fact, and for good reason, the central tension throughout the 50-year history of commercial nuclear power in the United States has been the relationship between the safety and economics of nuclear reactors, tension that is far from resolved.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-06-02T04:00:00Z89<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cooper_Mark.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
VLS Ranks Top in Environmental StudiesCoverage of Vermont Law School's #1 ranking in environmental law for the sixth consecutive year.GP0|#c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028;L0|#0c3fc7c47-f4a2-418c-b690-5912d00ce028|VLS in the News;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-03-17T04:00:00Zhttp://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20140317/BUSINESS03/703179995/124931
Vermont Law School Ranked No. 1 in Environmental Law For 6 Consecutive Years; Ranked No. 18 in Clinical TrainingU.S.News & World Report has released its rankings for the Best Law Schools for 2015, and has rated Vermont Law School as the No. 1 environmental law school in the nation for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year. In addition, U.S.News ranked Vermont Law No. 18 nationally for clinical training. This category recognizes the best law schools for providing “hands-on experience.” GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2014-03-11T04:00:00Z13
Mark Cooper in the Toledo Blade On Energy TrendsMark Cooper, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, is quoted in the Toledo Blade about energy trends in the midwest ...GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2013-11-11T05:00:00Z57
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Nuclear Economics Expert Comments on Closure of Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant by Duke Energy; Implications for Levy County Reactor Project DiscussedMark Cooper—a leading U.S. expert on nuclear reactor financing who has testified at several Florida PSC hearings since 2009—is available this afternoon to comment on the announcement by Duke Energy of plans to close their Crystal River nuclear reactor. He issued the following statement today:GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2013-02-05T05:00:00Z88
Mark Cooper, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, releases paper on "Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Economics" at University of PittsburghIn the wake of a severe nuclear accident the attention of policymakers, regulators, and the public is riveted on the issue of nuclear safety. Scrutiny is so intense that it seems like the only thing that matters about nuclear reactors is their safety. Cooper's paper shows that in fact, and for good reason, the central tension throughout the 50-year history of commercial nuclear power in the United States has been the relationship between the safety and economics of nuclear reactors, tension that is far from resolved.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2012-03-28T04:00:00Z179
Least-Cost Planning for 21st Century Electricity SupplyMark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis at the Institute, released a report on June 7, 2011, at the annual meeting of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2011-06-07T04:00:00Z180
Mark Cooper, Senior Research for Economic Analysis addresses the Canadian House of RepresentativesThe high cost and large capital expenditures associated with the construction of nuclear reactors makes the technology vastly more expensive and risky than alternative approaches to meeting the need for electricity. Because nuclear reactor projects are extremely complex and involve significant environmental and safety concerns, they are prone to cost overruns and other implementation risks. Their huge size and long lead times mean that marketplace or policy developments can eliminate the need for much of their capacity. Because of these characteristics, utilities cannot raise sufficient funds in capital markets to build them.GP0|#ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38;L0|#0ed7f8cda-6065-4792-a26a-43cc5bc34d38|Press Release;GTSet|#ab900a8a-233b-4478-b62d-e61857e186fb;GPP|#fce88a62-61b7-435e-b14b-0c9e11ca0a2c2011-03-24T04:00:00Z183