Portland lawyer to work on renewable energy curriculum at UMaine

By Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News

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ORONO, Maine — Portland lawyer Jeffrey A. Thaler has been appointed University of Maine visiting professor of energy law, policy and ethics.

Thaler, 58, also will serve as liaison with University of Maine System and institutions around the state involved in the new UMaine-based statewide curriculum in renewable energy to be developed by former UMaine President Robert Kennedy, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

Thaler’s appointment will be for a two-year period beginning Aug. 29.

In addition to his faculty appointment in UMaine’s School of Economics, Thaler will serve as University of Maine System associate counsel, focusing on UMaine’s energy, environmental and sustainability projects and initiatives. He will teach UMaine courses for undergraduate students and graduate students, in addition to workshops for students and others, perhaps including sessions on the environmental permitting process for engineers and others who are not attorneys.

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