TU Energy Law & Commerce Series | Spring 2022

US Regulation of Energy Infrastructure, Security & Cyber Risk Management: The new “Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act”

January – April 2022 | One Session per Month

The federal government’s new “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” is now law.

In this law, the federal government looks to improve transmission and grid infrastructure, electric vehicle infrastructure, carbon capture infrastructure and other clean energy resources. With the fundamental meaning of infrastructure being, “the basic equipment and structures (such as roads and bridges) that are needed for a country, region, or organization to function properly”, this law affects the entire nation.

This seminar series is designed to help increase your skills in evaluating the complex issues of this new law, focusing on the energy aspects, plus its impacts on energy security and cyber law in the U.S. It is beneficial for those who are involved in the investing, planning, construction, operation, maintenance, decommissioning, as well as regulatory compliance, of energy infrastructure: 1) Accountants & Financial Personnel; 2) Commercial & Business Development Managers; 3) Legal & Regulatory Professionals; 4) Technical & Engineering Management & Staff.

Investment in transmission and changes in siting authority for transmission lines are tools that the federal government is seeking to use to bring renewable energy resources on the grid, lower costs and improve the grid’s overall efficiency and reliability.

The federal government highlights the following improvements in the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”:

  • Upgrading our nation’s airports and ports to strengthen our supply chains
  • Building a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers
  • Upgrading our power infrastructure to deliver clean, reliable energy across the country and deploy cutting-edge energy technology to achieve a zero-emissions future
  • Making our infrastructure resilient against the impacts of climate change, cyber-attacks, and extreme weather events
  • Delivering the largest investment in tackling legacy pollution in American history by cleaning up Superfund and Brownfield sites, reclaiming abandoned mines, and capping orphaned oil and gas wells
  • Likewise, the energy industry is looking to build on carbon capture and storage technological advances in an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

    This energy transition seminar series will 1) identify legal frameworks, 2) apply lessons learned, and 3) provide commercial strategies to facilitate the achievable and stretch objectives in the energy transition on specific projects.


    Buford Boyd Pollett, J.D.
    Genave King Rogers Asst. Professor of Energy Law and Commerce
    The University of Tulsa
    Collins College of Business

    Mr. Pollett’s extensive combination of experience in energy laws, pipeline projects, and businesses, brings a rare perspective on many aspects of U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines. He is a licensed Attorney in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. He is also a licensed Geoscientist in Texas and a proctor in maritime law.
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    DATE TOPIC TIME(Central) PDHs/CEUs Enrollment Deadline
    January 25, 2022 Energy Aspects of the NEW Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 1.5PDHs/.15CEUs 1.21.22
    February 22, 2022 US Regulation of Energy Infrastructure 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 1.5PDHs/.15CEUs 2.18.22
    March 29, 2022 US Energy Security 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 1.5PDHs/.15CEUs 3.25.22
    April 26, 2022 Cyber Regulation Risk Management of Energy Infrastructure 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 1.5PDHs/.15CEUs 4.22.22


    Format: Instructor-Led, Live, Virtual using ZOOM

    The ZOOM meeting invitation link will be emailed a couple of days before the date of each seminar to all paid registrants.


  • Individual Session Registration Fee: $75.00 per person / per session

  • TU ENERGY LAW & COMMERCE Spring 2022 Registration Form