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2020 Renewable Energy Law

2020 Live Conference coming up Jan 27 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Renewable Energy Law

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends together law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. This conference is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. 2019 highlights include: Keith Martin is back again with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Richard Glick, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan, and Pat Wood, for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy. Review the agenda for the 86th Texas Legislative session and other state legislative sessions that could impact the renewable energy markets. Get the latest updates and developments from ERCOT, PUC, and SPP. Discuss the opportunities and challenges in developing and financing stand-alone and “hybrid” battery storage projects. Hear about Tax Credits and Beyond: Financing Renewable Energy Projects—Where Do We Go From Here? Valuable information on Endangered Species and Wildlife—Mitigation and Risk Management, Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues, and much more. 2.00 hours of ethics credit. Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees during Monday evening’s Networking Reception. more



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2018 Renewable Energy Law

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.   2018 highlights include: A stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Dan Simmons, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan and more join Keith Martin in a roundtable discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy. What’s New at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market. The latest updates on FERC, PUC and ERCOT. Insight on M&A Trends in Renewable Energy, and Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects. Updates on front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter storage. Valuable information on Community Solar, Distributed C&I PPAs, Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products, and much more. more



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2017 Renewable Energy Law

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.   2017 highlights include: Keith Martin, Chadbourne & Parke LLP returns with a lively update on developments at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market Jeff Civins, Haynes and Boone, LLP presents Wanted: Dead or Alive? An Update on the Status of EPA's Clean Power Plan Michael E. Webber, The University of Texas Mechanical Engineering shares his perspective on the global nexus of energy and water to outline trends while identifying technical and policy options that might mitigate the challenges Dr. Scott Tinker, The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology joins us for the Wednesday Luncheon Presentation The Waltz of the Five Es Lisa Chavarria, Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria LLP and Roderick E. Wetsel, Wetsel, Carmichael & Allen, LLP present Utility Scale Solar Leases and Related Documents - Legal Considerations for Landowners and Developers Meghan Griffiths, Andrews Kurth LLP leads a panel on Regulatory Due Diligence Issues in Energy Financing Case law, regulatory and legislative updates from Texas and beyond that impact renewable energy policy more




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2016 Renewable Energy Law

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.   2016 highlights include: Keith Martin, returns with a lively update on developments at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market. A discussion on the controversial aspects of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan including its legal context, the compliance options it affords, its potential costs and benefits, its effect on the nation’s energy mix, and some of the practical and legal issues it raises. Andy Bowman of Pioneer Green Energy, LLC explores the major shifts in the energy markets and how they are affecting Texas, during the Wednesday Luncheon Presentation. Dan Woodfin, Director of System Operations for ERCOT, will discuss the proposed Future Ancillary Services framework, the driving factors for the change, the current state of the proposal, and its interaction with the future development of renewables in ERCOT Case law and legislative updates from Texas and beyond that impact renewable energy policy more




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2015 Renewable Energy Law

Renewable Energy Law conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.  2015 highlights include: A deep dive into the market for renewable energy in Texas—a look at available incentives, plus trends and considerations for commercial and industrial buyers A look at the EPA’s expected carbon regulations and its impact on renewable energy Current project financing models—yield cos, PPAs, contracts for difference—and understanding differing roles for each Keeping PACE in Texas Executive Director, Charlene Vanlier Heydinger, reviews PACE and leads a panel discussion on the implementation of local “PACE in a Box” programs Energy storage—where are we now in Texas and beyond? Case law update and Texas legislative outlook for renewable energy An update on the development at both ERCOT and the PUCT relating to resource adequacy Overview of the Power Markets in the U.S. Luncheon Presentation by Todd Filsinger, Filsinger Energy Partners, Denver, CO more




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2014 Renewable Energy Law

Hear from leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar and storage on the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The program blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. 2014 highlights include: The Commercial Competitive Landscape for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy in Texas and beyond An examination of the current conditions for the expansion of utility-scale solar in Texas The evolution and impact of distributed generation (DG) in Texas and other states An update on the final CREZ build-out and a look at possible impacts Resource adequacy issues, capacity and energy markets and the impact on renewable energy project development Emerging Project Financing Models/Vehicles; plus PACE legislation here in Texas The advantages and disadvantages of traditional PPAs vs. hedge PPAs State and federal regulatory, tax and case law updates Keynote presentation by Scott W. Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, State Geologist of Texas, and leading expert in the Switch Energy Project more




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2013 Renewable Energy Institute

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. more




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2012 Wind, Solar and Storage

The 2012 program brings together leading energy market participants involved in generation, development, transmission, and storage for two days of networking and presentations dealing with business, legal, and regulatory issues, including:       • Deep Dive: Gas Markets, Shale Gas Production and Gas Prices—What Does the Future Hold?       • Energy Economics in 2012: Where Are We?       • Financing and Deal Structures for Wind and Solar Projects: Current Tools and Techniques       • Regulatory Issues Involving Electric Energy Storage       • Is the Market Functional? Resource Adequacy and the Role of Wind, Renewables and Storage       • Solar Developments, Economics, Incentives and Regulatory Barriers in 2012       • Doyle Beneby, President and CEO of CPS Energy, on Storage and Renewables from the CPS         Perspective       • Topics on resource adequacy, PPAs, interconnection issues, transmission, leases, siting, and more Come meet with and learn from A-list speakers from Filsinger Energy Partners, JPMorgan Capital Corporation, Reznick Group, CPS Energy, NRG Energy, SunPower, Austin Energy, ConocoPhillips, First Solar, Xtreme Power, US Power Generating Company, and leading Texas and national law firms. Don't miss superb materials and terrific networking opportunities, including keynote lunches, Tuesday's pre-conference (separate registration), and Wednesday's sponsored reception. more



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2011 Wind, Solar and Renewables

Main Program – February 23-24, 2011 Join leading players and participants in Texas wind, solar and renewable energy, including developers, manufacturing company representatives, financial advisors and market experts, corporate counsel and law firms, and leading regulatory and legislative leaders including keynote speakers John R. Norris, Commissioner of FERC, and Rep. Mark Strama of the Texas House of Representatives. The 2011 program features: - Cutting-edge topics: energy economics in 2011; PPAs, rates of return, project viability and valuation; grid integration challenges; renewable transmission plays; solar; geothermal; turbine technology and economics; and much more. - A-list speakers from E.ON Climate & Renewables, Filsinger Energy Partners, AES Wind Generation, Samsung, Siemens, SCHOTT Solar CSP, Inc., SunPower Corporation, SunEdison, First Solar, Clean Line Energy Partners, Xtreme Power, Pattern Energy Group LP, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, LCRA and Tres Amigas. - Great networking opportunities with speakers and participants at breakfasts, luncheons, and Wednesday evening’s reception. - Superb resources and materials: Law, leases, deal points and PPAs, plus transmission, regulatory and project development updates. Pre-Conference – afternoon of February 22, 2011 Come the afternoon before the main program for the Pre-Conference which explores select issues of interest, including developments in solar technologies and deployment, SunPower and SunEdison on The Growing Role and Deployment of Behind-the-Meter Solar: Opportunities and Challenges, detailed coverage of leasing and site development issues from the perspectives of landowners and developers, Strategies of Renewable Developers and Generators under New Market and Day-Ahead Rules, and What’s Happening with Offshore Wind Developments and Geothermal Leases in Texas and the U.S. more



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2010 Wind, Solar and Renewables Institute

Texas is the leading producer of wind energy among all 50 states, with solar development about to take off, and geothermal prospecting in the early stages. Now in its fifth year, the Institute expands beyond wind energy to include solar and other renewable development. The 2010 program blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. Highlights include: • FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff on Federal Transmission Initiatives for Renewables • Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairman Barry Smitherman • Wind, Water, Oil, Gas and Whitetails: A Comparison of Property Rights and Theories • Solar technologies, development and deployment • Will Texas be the Next Giant in Geothermal? Hear from Google Climate and Energy, leading researchers and private developers on geothermal geology, prospects and economics in Texas Come a day early for the Wind, Solar and Renewables Fundamentals—a primer on the basics. Also of interest: February 1 — ERCOT-sponsored seminar on the economics of locational marginal pricing with Prof. Ross Baldick in Austin. For more information and to register » more



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2009 Wind Energy Institute

Join energy attorneys, developers, renewable energy experts, county officials, landowners, and engineers at the 2009 Wind Energy Institute. A nationally-recognized faculty—drawn from attorneys, developers, engineers, and key Texas policymakers—will provide you with the latest technological, business, and legal information regarding wind development. Topics include emerging issues, market conditions, CREZ developments, dispatch priority, siting issues, and more. Order the Wildcatting for Wind DVD more



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2008 Wind Energy Institute

Join energy attorneys, developers, renewable energy experts, county officials, landowners, and engineers at the 2008 Wind Energy Institute. A nationally-recognized faculty—drawn from attorneys, developers, engineers, and key Texas policymakers—will provide you with the latest technological, business, and legal information regarding wind development. Topics include emerging issues, market conditions, CREZ developments, dispatch priority, siting issues, and more. Order the Wildcatting for Wind DVD more



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2007 Wind Energy Institute

Join energy attorneys, developers, renewable energy experts, county officials, landowners, and regulators at the 2007 Wind Energy Institute. A nationally-recognized faculty—drawn from attorneys, developers, engineers, and key Texas policymakers—will provide you with the latest technological, business, and legal information regarding wind development in Texas. Topics include: the evolving technology and market for wind turbines; the law and economics of wind deals; key survey and title issues involving land acquisition for wind development; environmental and air quality issues; legal issues involving royalties and leases; small-scale and coastal developments; interconnection and the electrical grid in Texas, including the timing and impact of transmission build-out within the newly-designated Certified Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ). Bonus Film: The program also includes a showing of a newly produced short documentary Wildcatting for Wind, a breathtaking, short film tour of wind farm construction and operation—from turbine blades at the top of the tower, to generator, to interconnection, to market. As a special bonus, all registrants will receive a complimentary DVD of this film, which was produced and shot specifically for this event. more



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2006 Wind Energy Institute

The Wind Energy Institute provides first-hand knowledge of the law and economics of wind energy deals, renewable energy credits, leasing, transmission, power grid, and interconnection issues. more



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