Carolyn Elefant

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Carolyn Elefant is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC).

Elephant is "an attorney with her own law firm, the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant in Washington D.C. ( where she specializes in energy regulatory law, renewable energy development, ocean and FERC hydroelectric licensing and general litigation and appellate matters. Elefant has represented ocean energy developers both in the U.S. and abroad for over a decade and is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on ocean energy issues. Ms. Elefant has presented papers on ocean energy legal and regulatory issues before the National Academy of Sciences, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Consortium on Offshore Wind, the National Hydropower Association, American Wind Energy Association, the Marine Technology Society and various other fora. Elefant maintains a weblog on offshore renewables at

"Ms. Elefant holds a B.A . from Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts and a JD from Cornell Law School. Prior to starting her firm, she served as an attorney advisor on hydroelectric licensing matters at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and as a associate attorney at the national law firm of Duncan & Allen. She is also of counsel to the Law Offices of Scott Hempling (" [1][2]

Note: The Hempling Law web link is no longer active. Hempling, now Director of the National Regulatory Research Institute, gave up his private law practice in 2006. See his NRRI profile.

Contact Information

Phone: 202 297-6100
Website: Law Office of Carolyn Elephant (LOCE):
Email: carolyn.elefant AT

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