Developing Renewable Energy on Contaminated Land: Regulatory Challenges and Protecting Against Liability Exposure
Reusing Lands and Facilities for Renewable Energy Projects; Siting, Permitting, Cleanup, EPA Liability Protections
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide renewable energy counsel on overcoming challenges in developing renewable energy projects on contaminated lands. The panel will discuss key issues in the reuse of lands and facilities, federal and state regulatory challenges, assessing and protecting against liability exposure, leases and EPA protections via CERCLA, and other key items to ensure compliance and avoid liability.
- Overview of applicable federal law and recent state regulations
- Regulatory compliance challenges and methods to overcome them
- Financing options and allocating risks
- Siting, permitting, and cleanup issues
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key factors to consider before developing renewable energy projects on contaminated lands?
- What federal and state regulations are relevant in the reuse of potentially contaminated lands, retired power plants, etc.?
- What are the redevelopment opportunities for renewable energy projects?
- How can developers and investors limit their liability exposure?
Bonnie L. Heiple
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Ms. Heiple focuses her practice on environmental, energy and natural resources law. She advises clients on a wide range... | Read More
Ms. Heiple focuses her practice on environmental, energy and natural resources law. She advises clients on a wide range of litigation and transactional matters, and provides strategic counsel on project development and compliance with federal and state requirements.Close
Allie J. Hemmings
Ms. Hemmings advises clients in the power and renewable energy space on a variety of transactional and regulatory... | Read More
Ms. Hemmings advises clients in the power and renewable energy space on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. She has experience in the acquisition and divestiture of energy and infrastructure assets, including, battery, solar, wind and conventional power facilities. Ms. Hemmings has counseled sponsor and lender-side clients in project, corporate and acquisition financings. She has provided clients with guidance on FERC regulatory issues connected to the sale and purchase of electric power facilities.Close
Vice President & General Counsel
Segue Sustainable Infrastructure
Ms. Hodge focuses her practice on project development and acquisition financing transactions. With deep industry... | Read More
Ms. Hodge focuses her practice on project development and acquisition financing transactions. With deep industry experience, she is skilled in advising clients with complex development considerations and project models. Ms. Hodge represents private equity sponsors, strategic investors, utilities, oil and gas companies, and renewable project developers. Her transactional experience includes solar, storage, wind, hydro, biomass, and manufacturing assets, in addition to power market and supply contracts. Ms. Hodge also has extensive experience negotiating engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts and contract manufacturing agreements.Close
J. Barton Seitz
Mr. Seitz handles a wide range of environmental, health and safety matters, including regulatory counseling, complex... | Read More
Mr. Seitz handles a wide range of environmental, health and safety matters, including regulatory counseling, complex litigation and transactions. He has particular experience in advising corporate and public sector clients regarding complex regulatory compliance and enforcement issues arising under the major federal environmental, health and safety statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.Close
Zach L. Lass
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Mr. Lass represents clients in the energy, environment and natural resources space facing interactions with regulators,... | Read More
Mr. Lass represents clients in the energy, environment and natural resources space facing interactions with regulators, investigations and litigation.Close