Mark James

Biography

Mark James is an Assistant Professor and a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE). Mark holds an LL.M in Energy Law (2016) from VLS where he served as an IEE Global Energy Fellow from 2014 to 2016. Mark’s current work explores privacy protections for data generated by smart meters and rooftop solar arrays. His earlier including leading a research team on a multi-year SunShot Plug and Play project to commercialize adhered solar PV panel technology and a study of stakeholder governance processes in competitive wholesale electric markets. He earned his B.Sc. in Ecology, with honors, from the University of Toronto and his J.D., with an environmental specialization, from the University of Ottawa. While completing his J.D., he co-founded the Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies, a national environmental law student group connecting Canadian environmental law students, academics, and practitioners.

Presentations

Moderator, 9th Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, September 22, 2018.

Presenter, “Building Energy Efficiency into Real Estate Transactions”, 9th Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School, September 22, 2018.

PEEIF: Using Technology to Address Low-Income Energy Burdens: A North Carolina Pilot Project, 2018 National Environmental Justice Conference, April 27, 2018.

Creating Additionality in City-Driven Renewable Energy Pledges, 2018 AALS Natural Resources and Energy Law Panel, January 3, 2018.

Presenter, “Clean Energy Policies: International, Federal, State, and Local Conflicts, Opportunities, and Constraints” Section on Natural Resources & Energy Law, Co-Sponsored by Environmental Law and State & Local Government Law, AALS, January 3, 2018.

Me and My Utility Data: Data Privacy in an Interconnected World, 2017 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, October 20, 2017.

Privacy and Governance Issues in Energy Efficiency Databases, NEEP-HELIX Year One Summit¸ November 10, 2016.

Planning for the Sun to Come Up: Examining the Root Causes and Future Impacts of California and Nevada’s Divergent Approaches to Net Metering, 8th Annual University of San Diego Climate & Energy Law Symposium, November 4, 2016.

Emerging Litigation in Water Law - Des Moines Water Works, 2015 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Conference “TMDLs 2.0,” October 23, 2015.

Public Utility Commissions and Public Interest Litigation: How Citizen Action Can Advance and Protect the Renewable Energy Economy, 2015 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene OR, March 6, 2015.

Welcoming Statement - Making Waves, 2014 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies, Ottawa, ON, February 21-22, 2014.  

Welcoming Statement - Thinking Big and Small, 2013 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies, Ottawa, ON, February 22-23, 2013.