The Obama administration has its sights set on significant development of new renewable energy resources in the U.S seeking to Double Renewable Energy in AMerica ("DREAM") . The administration faces a struggling economy, and Congress is working toward a comprehensive stimulus package with significant implications for the industry. Meanwhile, the States are vying to attract new development to bring jobs and new clean energy resources within their borders. Where is all of this likely to lead in 2009 for the renewables industry? A comprehensive and concerted federal and state effort that will push the industry forward? An effort that is commendable, but not enough to overcome the economic challenges that lie ahead?
Please join us for an interesting and provocative discussion by a panel of industry experts who will provide their insights into what 2009 is likely to hold for Renewable Energy Markets.
The discussion will cover:
- What is the state of the renewable energy markets today and what is the outlook in 2009 for development, finance, infrastructure and the law?
- What federal incentives are likely to come out of the stimulus plan and will they be enough?
- Will credit remain tight and what will lenders be looking for to finance projects? Will the shortage of tax equity be temporary, and what alternative structures are working?
- Will there finally be a federal RPS, and what are its implications for the industry in the short term?
- Will regional carbon emissions regulation continue to expand, and will the expectation of national regulation or legislation have implications for renewable energy finance?
- Will necessary transmission and other infrastructure projects be built, by whom, and who will pay? Can interconnection polices with utilities and RTO's be adapted to accelerate project development?
Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers' presentations. Please email questions to
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am - 9:30 am Alaskan
Robert F. Riley, Williams Mullen PC
David E. Nash, McMahon DeGulis LLP
William Hewitt, Pierce Atwood LLP
Baird C. Brown, Ballard Spahr;
Robert F. Riley, Williams Mullen
Kevin Lapidus, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SunEdison
Mary Bacon, Managing Director, Ewing Bemiss & Co.
Michael Stosser, Vice President and General Counsel, Ardour Capital Investments, LLC
(After a short presentation by each of the panelists, the floor will be open for participants to ask questions)
How to Join
To participate in this call, please register online at www.renewableenergyinfo.org. There is a $25.00 administrative fee to participate.
You can join us at one of our host firm locations around the country or via webinar from your desk after registering online.
CLE Credits Available for Participants
New York State CLE credits are now available through the Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education. The administrative cost for CLE credits is $30.00. A list of states who have reciprocity with the New York State Bar can be viewed here.
Attendees at several host firm locations also may be eligible for CLE credits from the host firms. Please check with your host firm for availability of CLE Credits.
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