Professor David Spence delivered the keynote address at the annual Martz Symposium on Environmental Law at The University of Colorado in Boulder

On March 21st David Spence, Professor of Law and regulation at the McCombs School and the School of Law, delivered the keynote address at the annual Martz Symposium on Environmental Law at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  The title of the address was “Reasons for Cautious Optimism on Climate Change.”

Market forces and the states continue to drive decarbonization. Three states in particular — California, Texas, and New York — illustrate different ways in which this transition continues, offering a set of natural experiments from which the rest of the country will be able to derive important lessons that will hasten the transition process.