Past Policy Leadership Forum

US Climate Policy: How We Got Here and What It Means for the Future

Oct 15, 2015 Resources for the Future, 1616 P St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036

About the Event

Bob Nordhaus, Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP

Bob Nordhaus is one of the most respected figures in US energy policy circles. He played a central role in drafting two of the pillars of current US climate efforts: Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, the legal underpinning of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

Join RFF for a conversation between Mr. Nordhaus and RFF President Phil Sharp, also a key figure in the creation of these two legislative cornerstones, as they discuss the evolution of US climate policy and its future prospects.



  • Phil Sharp, Fellow, The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; former President, RFF
  • Bob Nordhaus, Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP