Legal and Regulatory Influence over the Water/Energy Nexus
This panel will focus on legal and regulatory issues affecting the water/energy nexus. There are myriad ways in which legal requirements impact the connection between water and energy. On the energy side, environmental regulations may impact the use and disposal of water used for energy production and generation. On the water side, regulations may impose compliance obligations on energy used or generated by water projects. From fracking to cap-and-trade, this panel will discuss some of the major ways in which state and federal regulations impact the water/energy nexus, and how that impact influences the operations of water and energy companies.