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Hot Topics in Renewable Energy Development: Environmental Concerns and Mineral Estate Issues

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Session 1: Endangered Species and Wildlife – Mitigation as Risk Management - Endangered species and protected habitat areas can present risks to renewable projects, including potential impacts to project timing and costs. Purchasing mitigation land is one tool that can be used to manage risk in both the solar and wind energy context.
 
Session 2: Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues - A general overview of relevant law in selected states concerning minerals, such as limitations acts, dormant mineral interest acts, surface damage laws, and statutory notice requirements. Review the doctrine of accommodation or due regard and consider title insurance and requirements, such as surface waivers or drill site agreements for available endorsements.
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Total Credit Hours:
1.25     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. Endangered Species and Wildlife – Mitigation as Risk Management (Feb 2019)

Christine Fernandez Owen, Brooke M. Wahlberg

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 1 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Endangered Species and Wildlife – Mitigation as Risk Management (Feb 2019)

Endangered species and protected habitat areas can present risks to renewable projects, including potential impacts to project timing and costs. Purchasing mitigation land is one tool that can be used to manage risk in both the solar and wind energy context. 

Originally presented at: Jan 2019 Renewable Energy Law

Christine Fernandez Owen, Attorney, Clean Law PC - Chicago, IL
Brooke M. Wahlberg, Partner, Nossaman LLP - Austin, TX

2. Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues (Feb 2019)

James L. (Jim) Gosdin

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Paper (pdf) 40 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 2 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues (Feb 2019)

A general overview of relevant law in selected states concerning minerals, such as limitations acts, dormant mineral interest acts, surface damage laws, and statutory notice requirements. Review the doctrine of accommodation or due regard and consider title insurance and requirements, such as surface waivers or drill site agreements for available endorsements. 

Originally presented at: Jan 2019 Renewable Energy Law

James L. (Jim) Gosdin, Sr. Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Underwriting Counsel & Chief Reinsurance Counsel, Stewart Title Guaranty Company - Houston, TX