Amy Poats, 2009, Politics

“As an ACORE intern from June to September 2008, I had the opportunity to both provide valuable program support for full-time ACORE staff and conduct my own personal research.”

“Specifically, I compiled a list of over 200 contacts in the energy/renewable energy/environmental practices of several law firms throughout the U.S. for recruitment for ACORE’s American Bar Association (ABA) Teleconference Series, a monthly webinar convening energy lawyers, business experts and policymakers. In addition to research support for ACORE’s new International Committee (currently with a specific focus on China) and some website development, I provided research support for ACORE’s National Governors Association (NGA) 50 States project, which was presented to the NGA National Resources Committee in July 2008.”

“Complimenting my semester abroad junior independent research on the Clean Development Mechanism in South Africa, my personal research included a critical summary of South Africa’s renewable energy policies and technologies as well as an overview of the proposed International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the activities of other international institutions working in the field of renewable energy.”

“Overall, my internship provided me with the ideal opportunity to better understand the interfaces between trade, finance, law and policy in renewable energy development, relationships which will become increasingly apparent and essential both in the U.S. and throughout the world in the years ahead.”