Matthew Graham


The energy landscape in the United States (“U.S.”) has undergone significant changes in the last few centuries. Energy consumption has increased dramatically as more energy sources have been developed. As one of the world’s leading energy consumers, the U.S. has a large incentive to develop energy solutions that are both sustainable, dependable, and independent of foreign powers. For these reasons, Congress has spent the last few decades passing numerous pieces of legislation encouraging investment in energy solutions that will benefit the U.S. for centuries. With the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) of 2022, the U.S. has made its most significant investment ever in climate and energy. This paper argues that a comprehensive understanding of both the historical and ongoing challenges in the U.S. energy landscape, coupled with the strategic application of Alternative Dispute Resolution, is crucial for the successful implementation and expansion of sustainable, reliable, and independent green energy solutions.



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