University of Texas School of Law

UT Law CLE

2013 Renewable Energy Institute

Program Features
In 2013, the Renewable Energy Institute widens its scope to address developments on the state, national and international scale. Join A-list speakers including former Colorado Governor and current Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, Bill Ritter, and FERC Chairman, Jon Wellinghoff, for two and a half days of presentations covering legal updates, practice tips and broader policy discussions about renewable energy now and in the future.

Institute highlights include:
    • International Renewable Energy Track focuses on developing international renewable energy projects, with case studies of Brazil, Turkey, Poland and Mexico
    • Nuts and Bolts of Renewable Energy Track focuses on financing, tax risks and incentives, power purchase agreements, surface usage conflicts with mineral exploration, new ALTA title insurance endorsements, revisions to the FTC Green Guides, severance of wind rights and wind leases
    • A comprehensive cost and benefit comparison of renewable energy vs. fossil fuels, the influence of the natural gas boom on renewable energy and a utility roundtable from the energy buyer’s perspective
    • Success stories of renewable energy development from Arizona State Land Commissioner, Vanessa Hickman, and Former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter
    • Legislative, regulatory, litigation and policy updates for wind, solar, storage and distributed energy in Texas and nationwide, with a special focus on three storage facilities currently in operation–including the McIntosh CAES facility
    • The role of the United States Army in renewable energy innovation is presented by John Lushetsky, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force
The program includes faculty and sponsors representing internationally recognized organizations and firms from across all sectors involved in the renewable energy industry—with local, state and federal government agencies, energy providers and cooperatives, national renewable energy advocacy associations and experts from Poland, Turkey and Brazil.

UT Law CLE

2013 Renewable Energy Institute

11/21/19
Schedule

Monday Afternoon, Jan. 28, 2013

12:15 pm
Registration Opens

Track A: International Renewable Energy Track

Presiding Officer:
Zeina El-Azzi, Velocity Power Partners - Austin, TX
1:00 pm

1.25 hrs

International Renewable Project Development Challenges and Opportunities

With economic challenges for the development of renewable energy in the U.S., developers are looking to other countries. An exploration of the major issues facing global renewable energy development, including Poland-EU, Brazil and cross-border legal and financing issues.

Moderator:
Craig S. O'Connor, Export-Import Bank of the United States - Washington, DC
Panelists:
Dino T. Barajas, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Panelists:
Stan Popów, Finacorp - 02-765 Warszawa, Poland
Panelists:
Marcello Storrer, Eólica Brasil Ltda - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Panelists:
Soll Sussman, U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum - Austin, TX

2:15 pm

1.00 hr

Financing International Projects

Development of renewable energy projects in international markets is expanding rapidly. The success of this expansion will be determined in large part by the availability of financing. A case study review of successful renewable energy projects in various countries and how they were financed, including considerations of financing structures, requirements and alternative sources.

Moderator:
Lance T. Brasher, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - Washington, DC
Panelists:
David Halligan, Goldwind USA, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Panelists:
Ivan Oliveros, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - New York, NY
Panelists:
Stan Popów, Finacorp - 02-765 Warszawa, Poland
Panelists:
Michael Whalen, SolarReserve - Santa Monica, CA

3:15 pm

0.25 hr

Break

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Brazil—A Case Study on Achieving Energy Independence

Following the oil shock of the 1970s, Brazil passed a long-term energy policy with an objective of achieving energy independence. Brazil achieved its goal and became a net exporter of energy within 30 years. An examination of the laws, incentives and energy mix which combined to make Brazil energy independent. A look at how Brazil's experience may inform the United States as it seeks to develop its own long term energy policy.

Brent Stahl, Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP - Austin, TX

4:00 pm

0.50 hr

Offshore Wind Project Case Study—Brazil

An in-depth review of development and legal issues involved in the Asa Branca Offshore Wind Farm in Brazil.

Marcello Storrer, Eólica Brasil Ltda - São Paulo, SP, Brazil

4:30 pm

0.75 hr

The Emerging Turkish Market for Renewables

An overview of the Turkish renewable energy market from a regulatory perspective and related foreign investment issues.

Ceren Su, Pekin & Pekin - Istanbul, Turkey

5:15 pm

0.00 hr ethics

Adjourn

Track B: Nuts and Bolts of Renewable Energy Track

Presiding Officer:
Roderick E. Wetsel, Wetsel & Carmichael, LLP - Sweetwater, TX
1:00 pm

0.75 hr

Coexistence—It's Not Just for Bumper Stickers Anymore: Renewable and Conventional Energy Development Surface Use Issues

A look at the interaction between solar development and mineral exploration, the factual and legal bases necessary to analyze the parties' respective rights and possible resolutions to surface usage conflicts--from non-interference agreements to qualified subdivisions. After an initial focus on Texas, the panel discusses other state policies and activities, including the practical aspects of developing a renewable energy project on federal fee or split-estate lands.

Moderator:
Gregory S. Friend, Stahl, Bernal & Davies, L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Ray Brady, Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Panelists:
Mark K. Leaverton, Rash Chapman Schreiber Leaverton & Morrison LLP - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Randy Sowell, Attorney at Law - McCamey, TX

1:45 pm

0.50 hr

Overview of Texas Renewable Energy Tax Risks, Structures, and Incentives

Analysis of state tax considerations and incentives for renewable energy projects, focusing on Texas and its local taxing jurisdictions.

Renn G. Neilson, Baker Botts - Houston, TX

2:15 pm

0.75 hr

Power Purchase Agreements

A discussion of the market for utility and non-utility PPAs, the current term of PPAs and how the term impacts financing and project economics, the effect of natural gas on the market and policy considerations.

Richard Gruber, Lincoln Renewable Energy, LLC - Austin, TX
Ann A. Hawkins, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - Houston, TX
Walter Hornaday, Cielo Wind Services, Inc. - Austin, TX

3:00 pm

0.50 hr

The New ALTA Energy Project Title Insurance Endorsements

A review of the recently adopted American Land Title Association endorsements that are specifically tailored for renewable energy projects and the coverages they provide in the context of wind and solar developments.

G. Timothy Hardin, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company - Dallas, TX

3:30 pm

0.00 hr ethics

Break

3:45 pm

0.75 hr

New Revisions to FTC Green Guides

On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued new revisions to its Green Guides that are designed to help marketers ensure that their environmental marketing claims are truthful and nondeceptive. An overview of these updates, including new sections on the use of carbon offsets, "green" certifications and seals and renewable energy and renewable materials claims, with an explanation of how the guides reflect consumer and industry input.

Karl R. Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC - Austin, TX

4:30 pm

0.75 hr

Severance of Wind Rights and Current Leasing Issues

A review of severance of wind rights in Texas and other states and perspectives on current issues regarding wind leases.

Moderator:
Roderick E. Wetsel, Wetsel & Carmichael, LLP - Sweetwater, TX
Panelists:
Steven K. DeWolf, Wind Tex Energy - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
Becky H. Diffen, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Austin, TX

5:15 pm

0.00 hr ethics

Adjourn

Tuesday Morning, Jan. 29, 2013

Presiding Officer:
Lisa Chavarria, Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP - Austin, TX

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

KEYNOTE BREAKFAST PRESENTATION

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Solar Development on Arizona State Trust Land

Commissioner Hickman discusses the leasing provisions developed by the Arizona State Land Department to attract solar projects to Arizona’s 9.3 million acres of State Trust land and explains how the Department has developed a mapping system to help identify and prioritize suitable property for solar development. An incentive for some solar developers is knowing that money earned by the Trust helps to fund Arizona’s public schools and universities. In addition to three utility scale solar projects already sited on State Trust land, two dozen applications for additional projects are pending.

Vanessa Hickman, Arizona State Land Department - Phoenix, AZ

9:15 am

1.00 hr

Natural Gas—Friend or Foe of Renewable Generation?

The price of natural gas drives many of the decisions affecting future investment in the renewable energy sector, particularly for ERCOT. Public attention has recently focused on the rise of shale gas and other unconventional gas development in the United States. Is this new source of supply the solution to long-term energy needs? Would a long-term glut of natural gas suppress the price of both gas and electricity? The supply side of this issue is addressed, examining how much of these new reserves can be added and at what cost.  Also, how are the independent power producers thinking about unconventional gas in terms of future investment in combined cycle plants?

Moderator:
M. Bradford Moody, Watt Beckworth Thompson Henneman & Sullivan LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Arthur E. Berman, Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc. - Sugar Land, TX
Panelists:
Deborah Rogers, Energy Policy Forum - Fort Worth, TX
Panelists:
Richard J. Snyder, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. - Houston, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

1.50 hrs

The Cost of Energy

A comprehensive look at the wholesale cost of energy, taking into account both direct and indirect costs for different generation resources. Fuel price volatility, water use, pollution costs, siting requirements and national security implications, as well as comparative benefits like tax incentives and energy density, are examined.

Moderator:
Vanessa C. Kellogg, EDP Renewables North America LLC - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Bill Barnes, Goldman Sachs - New York, NY
Panelists:
Steve Corneli, NRG Energy, Inc - Princeton, NJ
Panelists:
Matt Langley, Infinity Wind Power - Santa Barbara, CA
Panelists:
Varun Rai, The LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

12:00 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Included in conference registration.

Tuesday Afternoon, Jan. 29, 2013

Presiding Officer:
Karen E. Jones, SunPower Corporation - Portland, OR

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:15 pm

0.75 hr

Building a Clean Energy Economy in America

Under Governor Ritter’s leadership, Colorado became a national and international leader in clean energy by creating a New Energy Economy and tripling the state's renewable energy portfolio, balancing energy production with protection of air, land, water, wildlife and communities.

Bill Ritter, Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

1:00 pm
Break

1:15 pm

0.50 hr

2013 Policy Outlook for Wind and Solar in Texas

Solar and wind are in different stages of market development in Texas. A look at the new opportunities spawning solar investment and the policy challenges the solar industry faces, as well as the next steps for the more "mature" wind market in Texas.

Carrie Cullen Hitt, Solar Energy Industries Association - Washington, DC
Susan Williams Sloan, American Wind Energy Association - Austin, TX

1:45 pm

0.75 hr

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A look at the impact of past and upcoming state and federal legislation, as well as developments at FERC, the Texas PUC, ERCOT and other relevant regulatory agencies.

Moderator:
Diana M. Liebmann, Haynes and Boone, LLP - San Antonio, TX
Panelists:
Michael A. Andrews, King & Spalding - Washington, DC
Panelists:
Adam Wenner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Washington, DC

2:30 pm

1.00 hr

How Green is your Cloud? Voluntary Markets

A look at the voluntary use of renewable energy from the customer and seller perspectives and the future of the voluntary market in a post-PTC environment. Companies like Baronyx, Google, Apple, Dell, Lego, Facebook and Ikea purchase wind and solar energy to run data centers and manufacturing facilities or generate their own renewable-source electricity as nontraditional power plant owners. Companies like Green Mountain are providing products to the deregulated Texas retail consumer market. Learn about the new opportunities as well as legal and regulatory issues that suppliers and customers must address.   

Moderator:
Karl R. Rábago, Rábago Energy LLC - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Sarah Gibson, Dell Inc. - Round Rock, TX
Panelists:
Meigs Jones, Green Mountain Energy - Austin, TX

3:30 pm
Break

3:45 pm

0.75 hr

The Role of the U.S. Army in the Future of Renewables 

Historically the military has played an important role in funding technology innovations that support the military’s purpose. The Department of Defense has an internal goal of generating 25 percent of all energy from renewable sources by 2025, and currently is a large player in this market. Given the number of military bases in Texas, this is important for the continued growth of renewables in Texas. A look at how the U.S. Army is using and innovating renewable energy and the importance of these efforts for national security.

John Lushetsky, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation Energy & Environment, U.S. Army - Washington, DC

4:30 pm

0.75 hr

The Resource Adequacy Puzzle: How Do Renewables and Storage Fit?

The Texas PUC and ERCOT are designing and implementing major market design changes intended to provide long-term resource adequacy. How will energy storage and renewable generation technologies fit into the new market design? Will some technologies fare better than others? Will the resulting market impacts of the rule changes help or hurt further development of renewable generation facilities in Texas?

Mark Bruce, Stratus Energy Group, LLC - Austin, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn to Reception

Wednesday Morning, Jan. 30, 2013

Presiding Officer:
Richard Gruber, Lincoln Renewable Energy, LLC - Austin, TX

7:45 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am

0.00 hr ethics

Introduction of FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff

Rolando B. Pablos, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas - San Antonio, TX

KEYNOTE BREAKFAST PRESENTATION

Sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

8:30 am

0.75 hr

A Day in the Life of the Grid

Jon Wellinghoff, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Washington, DC

9:15 am

0.75 hr

Storage Policy in Texas: Comparison with California

A review of renewable energy storage policies and regulations in Texas, whether storage could serve as a designated transmission resource within the Texas market, and what lessons may be learned from California’s experience.

Moderator:
William H. Holmes, Stoel Rives LLP - Portland, OR
Panelists:
Tim Hennessy, Portland, OR
Panelists:
Suzi Ray McClellan, Good Company Associates - Austin, TX

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am

0.75 hr

A Tale of Three Storage Facilities

A look at PowerSouth's McIntosh Power Plant—the first commercial compressed air energy storage (CAES) plant in the United States, an isothermal CAES demonstration plant in west Texas developed by General Compression and ConocoPhillips, and the Duke Energy Notrees Windpower Project—the first wind and battery project in Texas.

Moderator:
Alissa Oppenheimer, Chamisa Energy, LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Panelists:
Lee Davis, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative - Mc Intosh, AL
Panelists:
Jeffrey S. Gates, Duke Energy - Charlotte, NC
Panelists:
David R. Marcus, General Compression - Newton, MA

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Utility Roundtable

The energy buyer’s perspective on the current market for renewables, how utilities are planning for future supply and demand and what is needed to ensure a reliable and affordable energy supply.

Moderator:
John Moore, Stratus Energy Group, LLC - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Cheryl L. Mele, Austin Energy - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Rocky Miracle, El Paso Electric - El Paso, TX
Panelists:
Rebecca S. Motal, Lower Colorado River Authority - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Mark W. Schwirtz, Golden Spread Electric Cooperative - Amarillo, TX

11:45 am
Pick up Lunch

Included in conference registration.

Wednesday Afternoon, Jan. 30, 2013

Presiding Officer:
Andrew Dickson, Duke Energy Renewables - Austin, TX

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

Sponsored by Duke Energy Renewables

12:05 pm

0.75 hr

What Can Texas Teach the Country (and the World) About Successful Energy Policy?

Declan Flanagan, Lincoln Renewable Energy, LLC - Chicago, IL

12:50 pm
Break

1:00 pm

0.50 hr

Selected Case Law Developments

A review of recent court decisions of interest in Texas and elsewhere involving renewable energy.

Steven Baron, Consulting and Legal Services - Austin, TX

1:30 pm

0.75 hr

New Ways to Finance Renewables and Infrastructure

A look at industry plans, recent regulatory decisions and possible federal legislative changes to tax law to make Master Limited Partnership (MLP) and/or Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) financing that is commonly used for oil and gas, transmission and commercial real estate industries more available to wind, solar and transmission assets.

Moderator:
Timothy Kemper, CohnReznick LLP - Atlanta, GA
Panelists:
J. Jolly Hayden, InfraREIT Capital Partners, LLC - Austin, TX
Panelists:
E. Ramey Layne, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

2:15 pm

0.50 hr

Update on ERCOT Interconnection Rules

With the possible expiration of the PTC in 2012 and the rush of renewable projects with in-service dates by the end of the year, recent ERCOT protocol changes were put to the test.  ERCOT’s very thorough Resource Assets Registration has highlighted the importance of understanding and meeting the more rigorous grid and design requirements to comply with all reactive, voltage, primary frequency response as well as other existing requirements. A pragmatic look at the main grid protocols and design criteria that every developer must be aware of, as well as examples of real project design flaws and how those were mitigated. 

Hala N. Ballouz, Electric Power Engineers, Inc. - Waco, TX
Hugo Mena, Electric Power Engineers, Inc. - Bee Cave, TX

2:45 pm
Break

3:00 pm

0.50 hr

Electric Regulatory Developments Involving Distributed Renewable Generation in Texas

With its abundant wind and solar resources, Texas is well-suited to development of distributed renewable generation (DRG). The electric regulatory structures, requirements and programs that influence DRG development are unique to the state, differ from one part of the state to another, and have been evolving as the Texas Legislature, the Texas PUC and ERCOT, among others, address DRG issues. A discussion of Texas electric regulation applicable to DRG in ERCOT and non-ERCOT regions in Texas, including current law and policy, recent developments and matters remaining to be resolved.

Elizabeth Drews, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Arizona State Trust Land Solar Ground Lease Drafting Issues

A look at Arizona statutory provisions and administrative rules which create unique issues regarding the structuring and drafting of solar generating facility ground leases on Arizona State Trust Land.

Helen Shapiro, Office of the Arizona State Attorney General - Phoenix, AZ

4:00 pm

1.00 hr ethics

Ethics for Energy Lawyers

Using hypotheticals, a discussion of legal ethics issues important to the renewable energy sector.

Jeff Civins, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
Mary S. Mendoza, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX

5:00 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2013 Renewable Energy Institute

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Michael A. Andrews
King & Spalding
Washington, DC
Hala N. Ballouz
Electric Power Engineers, Inc.
Waco, TX
Dino T. Barajas
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Bill Barnes
Goldman Sachs
New York, NY
Steven Baron
Consulting and Legal Services
Austin, TX
Arthur E. Berman
Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc.
Sugar Land, TX
Ray Brady
Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of the Interior
Washington, DC
Lance T. Brasher
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Washington, DC
Mark Bruce
Stratus Energy Group, LLC
Austin, TX
Jeff Civins
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX
Steve Corneli
NRG Energy, Inc
Princeton, NJ
Lee Davis
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Mc Intosh, AL
Steven K. DeWolf
Wind Tex Energy
Dallas, TX
Becky H. Diffen
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Austin, TX
Elizabeth Drews
Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Declan Flanagan
Lincoln Renewable Energy, LLC
Chicago, IL
Gregory S. Friend
Stahl, Bernal & Davies, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jeffrey S. Gates
Duke Energy
Charlotte, NC
Sarah Gibson
Dell Inc.
Round Rock, TX
Richard Gruber
Lincoln Renewable Energy, LLC
Austin, TX
David Halligan
Goldwind USA, Inc.
Chicago, IL
G. Timothy Hardin
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Dallas, TX
Ann A. Hawkins
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Houston, TX
J. Jolly Hayden
InfraREIT Capital Partners, LLC
Austin, TX
Tim Hennessy
Portland, OR
Vanessa Hickman
Arizona State Land Department
Phoenix, AZ
Carrie Cullen Hitt
Solar Energy Industries Association
Washington, DC
William H. Holmes
Stoel Rives LLP
Portland, OR
Walter Hornaday
Cielo Wind Services, Inc.
Austin, TX
Meigs Jones
Green Mountain Energy
Austin, TX
Vanessa C. Kellogg
EDP Renewables North America LLC
Houston, TX
Timothy Kemper
CohnReznick LLP
Atlanta, GA
Matt Langley
Infinity Wind Power
Santa Barbara, CA
E. Ramey Layne
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Mark K. Leaverton
Rash Chapman Schreiber Leaverton & Morrison LLP
Austin, TX
Diana M. Liebmann
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
John Lushetsky
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation Energy & Environment, U.S. Army
Washington, DC
David R. Marcus
General Compression
Newton, MA
Suzi Ray McClellan
Good Company Associates
Austin, TX
Cheryl L. Mele
Austin Energy
Austin, TX
Hugo Mena
Electric Power Engineers, Inc.
Bee Cave, TX
Mary S. Mendoza
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX
Rocky Miracle
El Paso Electric
El Paso, TX
M. Bradford Moody
Watt Beckworth Thompson Henneman & Sullivan LLP
Houston, TX
John Moore
Stratus Energy Group, LLC
Austin, TX
Rebecca S. Motal
Lower Colorado River Authority
Austin, TX
Renn G. Neilson
Baker Botts
Houston, TX
Craig S. O'Connor
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Washington, DC
Ivan Oliveros
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
New York, NY
Alissa Oppenheimer
Chamisa Energy, LLC
Santa Fe, NM
Rolando B. Pablos
Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Stan Popów
Finacorp
02-765 Warszawa, Poland
Karl R. Rábago
Rábago Energy LLC
Austin, TX
Varun Rai
The LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Bill Ritter
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Deborah Rogers
Energy Policy Forum
Fort Worth, TX
Mark W. Schwirtz
Golden Spread Electric Cooperative
Amarillo, TX
Helen Shapiro
Office of the Arizona State Attorney General
Phoenix, AZ
Susan Williams Sloan
American Wind Energy Association
Austin, TX
Richard J. Snyder
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Houston, TX
Randy Sowell
Attorney at Law
McCamey, TX
Brent Stahl
Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP
Austin, TX
Marcello Storrer
Eólica Brasil Ltda
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Ceren Su
Pekin & Pekin
Istanbul, Turkey
Soll Sussman
U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum
Austin, TX
Jon Wellinghoff
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC
Adam Wenner
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Washington, DC
Roderick E. Wetsel
Wetsel & Carmichael, LLP
Sweetwater, TX
Michael Whalen
SolarReserve
Santa Monica, CA

Planning Committee

Lisa Chavarria—Co-Chair
Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP
Austin, TX
Richard Gruber—Co-Chair
Lincoln Renewable Energy, LLC
Austin, TX
David E. Adelman
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Richard Amato
Venti Energy, Inc.
Austin, TX
Steven Baron
Consulting and Legal Services
Austin, TX
Henriette A Boom
Electric Power Engineers, Inc.
Austin, TX
Andy Bowman
Pioneer Green Energy, LLC
Austin, TX
Mark Bruce
Stratus Energy Group, LLC
Austin, TX
Jeff Clark
The Wind Coalition
Austin, TX
Becky H. Diffen
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Austin, TX
Elizabeth Drews
Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Zeina El-Azzi
Velocity Power Partners
Austin, TX
Todd Filsinger
Filsinger Energy Partners
Denver, CO
Audrey Fogarty
Austin, TX
Gregory S. Friend
Stahl, Bernal & Davies, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Michael G. Grable
Lone Star Transmission, LLC
Austin, TX
Ann A. Hawkins
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Houston, TX
William H. Holmes
Stoel Rives LLP
Portland, OR
Monty Humble
Brightman Energy LLC
Austin, TX
Timothy Kemper
CohnReznick LLP
Atlanta, GA
James M. Klempir
Nordex USA, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Stephen Krebs
OwnEnergy
Houston, TX
Tim N. Libson
Trintek Energy Consulting, Inc.
Austin, TX
Diana M. Liebmann
Haynes and Boone, LLP
San Antonio, TX
Bonnie McMurtry
Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
M. Bradford Moody
Watt Beckworth Thompson Henneman & Sullivan LLP
Houston, TX
Brett A. Perlman
Vector Advisors
Houston, TX
Karl R. Rábago
Rábago Energy LLC
Austin, TX
Shalini Ramanathan
RES Americas Inc.
Austin, TX
Susan Williams Sloan
American Wind Energy Association
Austin, TX
Randy Sowell
Attorney at Law
McCamey, TX
David B. Spence
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Brent Stahl
Stahl, Bernal & Davies, LLP
Austin, TX
Cyrus Tashakkori
Pioneer Green Energy, LLC
Austin, TX
Melinda E. Taylor
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Adam Wenner
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Washington, DC
Roderick E. Wetsel
Wetsel & Carmichael, LLP
Sweetwater, TX

UT Law CLE

2013 Renewable Energy Institute

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
19.25 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Real Estate Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
19.25 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Oklahoma
23.00 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

Certified Professional Landman (AAPL)
19.25 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Registered Landman (AAPL)
19.25 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Registered Professional Landman (AAPL)
19.25 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
TX Accounting CPE
23.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
TX Real Estate Commission (TREC)
9.00 hrs
Additional Information
https://www.trec.texas.gov/sites/default/files/pdf-forms/CE_CLE-0.pdf

Use this link to obtain the TREC MCE form for self-reporting your TREC credit.  UT Law CLE will provide a Certificate of Attendance at the conference.

UT Law CLE

2013 Renewable Energy Institute

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Jan 25, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Green Registration - USB Key ONLY early registration: Jan 25, 2013
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jan 18, 2013
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jan 23, 2013
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2013 Renewable Energy Institute

Hotel / Venue

Austin

AT&T Conference Center

The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX
877.744.8822 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$0.00 good through Jan 18, 2013

Parking Information

Free daily self-parking at UT garages. Separate fees apply for valet and overnight parking.

UT Law CLE

2013 Renewable Energy Institute

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