Tim Duane is an attorney with more than three decades of professional experience in the fields of energy, climate, land use, natural resources, water, and environmental policy, planning, and law. He began working in the renewable energy industry in 1979 and published his first reports discussing climate change in 1990. He is a leading expert on “greening the grid” and the regulatory permitting challenges of renewable energy development. He is admitted to practice with the state bar of California, all four federal courts in California, and the 9th and 10th Circuits of the United States Courts of Appeal.
Tim Duane is also professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he teaches energy and environmental law and policy. He was previously associate professor of environmental planning and policy at the University of California, Berkeley from 1991-2009. Prof. Duane has been visiting professor of law at the University of San Diego, Seattle University, and Vermont Law Schools. He holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley as well as a Ph.D. in energy and environmental planning from the department of civil engineering at Stanford University.
“Tim Duane has a quite unique background, in that he combines deep expertise in planning, environmental and energy issues with a strong background in law and public policy. That broad expertise serves him and his clients well in a variety of legal and policy settings."
-Richard M. Frank, Director, California Environmental Law & Policy Center, UC-Davis School of Law