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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

2019 Live Conference coming up Jan 28 in Austin. Info and registration »
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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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2011 Pre-Conference Wind, Solar and Renewables

Pre-Conference Wind, Solar and Renewables - Afternoon of February 22, 2011 Come the afternoon before the main program for the Pre-Conference which explores select issues of interest to developers, market participants, regulators and landowners. Topics covered include: - An Alphabet Soup of Renewables Energy Terms and Vocabulary - 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, including the Top 10 Leasing Issues Landowners Object to—But Should Not - Strategies of Renewable Developers and Generators under New Market and Day-Ahead Rules - What’s Happening with Offshore Wind Developments and Geothermal Leases in Texas and the U.S. Wind, Solar and Renewables Institute - February 23-24, 2011 We invite all Pre-Conference registrants to continue on with the main program over the next two days, which includes an A-list set of speakers and cutting-edge topics with a focus on transmission plays; PPAs and project economics; finance including renewal of energy tax credits; turbine technology and economics with Samsung, Siemens and leading developers; and much more. Full program agenda more



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2011 Carbon and Climate Change

The 2011 program addresses energy futures, shale gas developments, EOR, and industry economics in light of both new EPA regulation of greenhouse gases (GHG) and energy market conditions. Highlights include: • The Texas Edge: Regulatory and legislative updates and CCS project updates - What's new and     who's putting stuff in the ground • The Texas Edge: Offshore carbon storage options - What are the critical legal and financial issues • GHGs: Understanding and Dealing with the Federal Legislative Regulatory Landscape • Keynote Luncheon with John Thompson, Director, Coal Transition Project of the Clean Air Task Force,      on "Coal Without Carbon: A World View" • Texas Policymakers' Keynote Luncheon with Rep. Warren Chisum and Commissioner Jerry Patterson      of the General Land Office • GHG Permitting: What Now? The EPA's Perspective • Wiring around Carbon - Critical issues in moving renewable energy resources long distances to supply      regions with limited renewable options • Strategies, Best Practices, Pitfalls and Problem Areas under the EPA's New BACT Guidance Rules • BACT Economics and Industry Panel • What about Methane? Landfills, Shale Gas and Agriculture; What Is the Role of Fossil Fuel under      Today's Carbon Legislation?; and Nuclear Options and Prospects • Tuesday evening's joint Opening Reception with the Texas Carbon Capture and Storage Association Come a day early for the TxCCSA's program The Future of Texas CCS - 2011 and Beyond. more



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2010 Carbon and Climate Change

Join leading members of the business community, their legal and financial advisors, key state and federal policymakers, academics, and representatives from power generation, refining and sequestration/EOR industries at the 2010 Carbon and Climate Change conference. Sessions include: · Power Generators Panel with PUC Chairman Barry Smitherman and key members of the utility sector · The Texas Edge in Carbon Management · Monetizing Carbon, I: Carbon Credit Projects and Carbon Financing · Monetizing Carbon, II: Corporate Strategies and Opportunities from Sustainability and Green Branding · Understanding the Economics and Key Issues of Cap and Trade · Technology and Trigger Points: Economics and Opportunities of Carbon Capture and Mitigation · View from the Department of Energy with Carl Bauer, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory Come a day early for the TXCCSA Policy Seminar—a primer on the basics. 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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2010 Wind, Solar and Renewables Fundamentals

This special half-day Fundamentals is designed to provide landowners, ranchers, developers and new entrants to the field with an overview of the economics of renewable energy, including development and leasing from both the landowner and lawyer's perspectives. Also covered, private transmission and small scale wind and solar. We invite all Fundamentals registrants to continue on with the Wind, Solar and Renewables Institute over the next two days, which will cover these issues and more in greater depth. 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 Carbon and Climate Change

The Obama transition team has been staffing EPA and DOE, and early 2009 will bring a first look at the new carbon regulation regime and energy policies of the new administration. At the state level, Rep. Joe Straus is poised to become Speaker of the House with important implications for energy and environmental policy and legislation. Join us in Austin in February 2009, at the start of the Texas legislative session; speakers include Houston Mayor Bill White, Dr. Manik Roy of the Pew Institute on Global Climate Change, leading energy and environmental experts, state legislators and regulatory officials, power and energy company executives, attorneys, engineers, and the major players in the emerging EOR/sequestration industry. This program should be of particular interest to the energy and utility sector, with substantial coverage on carbon markets, the emerging technologies and economics of capture, regulation of emissions, storage and transport, along with a special project development panel addressing the financial and legal issues in combined EOR/sequestration projects. The impact of plug-in autos on the power sector, smart grids, and the measurement and benchmarking of carbon footprints will also be covered. This new major program brings together the expertise and faculties of the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and UT Law School. If you are a corporate planner, environmental attorney, corporate counsel, engineer, or attorney-advisor for energy, utility, or environmental interests — don't miss this unique opportunity to network with key market participants, legislators and regulatory officials. 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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2009 Wind Energy Fundamentals

This special half-day Wind Energy Fundamentals is designed to provide landowners, ranchers, municipal and school board officials, and new entrants to the field with an overview of the economics of wind power and the wind industry, including development and leasing from the landowner’s perspective, and background explanations on transmission, CREZ, the role of ERCOT, and more. This primer also offers special sessions on community and distributed wind generation of interest to landowners, school boards, municipalities and commercial enterprises considering generation power for their own use. There will be lots of opportunity for Q&A. We invite all Fundamentals registrants to continue on with the main Wind Energy Institute Program over the next two days, which will cover many of these issues in greater depth. Order the Wildcatting for Wind DVD more


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2008 Carbon and Climate Change

Join leading experts, scientists, financiers, attorneys, executives, legislators, and advisors to the energy and utility sectors at the 2008 Carbon and Climate Change program. This new major program covers carbon and climate change issues, with a special focus on the geology, science, economics and law applicable to carbon capture, transport, and storage, including EOR applications. The program also includes special sessions on carbon markets, pending laws, incentives, and regulation (both Texas and Federal), and the latest EPA, DOE and FTC initiatives dealing with carbon regulation and "green" marketing. If you are a corporate planner, environmental attorney, corporate counsel, engineer, or attorney-advisor for energy, utility, or environmental interests — don't miss this unique opportunity to network with key market participants, legislators and regulatory officials. 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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