William Boyd

Senior Advisor, Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force

William Boyd currently serves as Senior Advisor and project lead for the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) and as the Director of Colorado Law’s Energy Innovation Initiative. He is also a Professor at the University of Colorado Law School, where he teaches energy law & regulation, climate change law & policy, and environmental law. His current research focuses on legal and institutional design issues associated with emerging GHG compliance systems; integration of forests and land use into climate policy; electricity policy and clean energy innovation; regulatory issues regarding unconventional natural gas; risk assessment; and the role of science and technology in law. Professor Boyd is a fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a joint institute between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado, Boulder, and serves as the University of Colorado representative for the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), a collaborative energy analysis effort between NREL, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, MIT, and Stanford.