Energy Financing Opportunities in the Stimulus Act

Leveraging New Grants, Loans and Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Program Materials

This seminar will review provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 relevant to renewable energy and energy efficiency programs — and what the energy industry and their counsel can do to take advantage of new funding and incentives.


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 contain funding provisions and tax incentives to improve energy infrastructure that can provide significant benefits to energy companies.

These economic stimulus programs provide for about $63 billion in spending and tax provisions relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency. The funds appropriated are generally available until September 30, 2010.

Energy companies and their counsel must understand the significant appropriations, tax incentives and relevant deadlines to benefit from the stimulus programs.

Listen as our authoritative panel of attorneys examines the energy provisions of the recent economic stimulus laws. The panel will outline what companies and counsel can do to take advantage of the funding and tax incentive opportunities now available.



  1. Economic Stimulus package highlights
    1. Renewable energy and transmission loan guarantees
    2. Smart grid and electricity transmission investments
    3. Tax credits and grants
    4. State energy grant
  2. Bailout bill highlights
    1. Tax incentives
    2. Extensions for tax credits
  3. Taking advantage of opportunities
    1. Know the processes, entities through which the governing bodies will administer funds
    2. Develop criteria for evaluating recovery projects
    3. Bringing renewables to market
    4. Developing a workforce able to produce a major increase in renewables infrastructure


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the provisions of the ARRA that promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grid?
  • What incentives are available for the energy industry under the Energy Improvement Act?
  • What are the key processes that companies and counsel should develop now to benefit most from the ARRA and the Energy Improvement Act?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


John T. W. Mercer
John T. W. Mercer

Troutman Sanders

He concentrates in the areas of finance and other complex transactions, with particular emphasis on the electric power...  |  Read More

Philip H. Spector
Philip H. Spector

Troutman Sanders

His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border equipment and facility financing, including project finance and...  |  Read More

Bonnie A. Suchman
Bonnie A. Suchman

Of Counsel
Troutman Sanders

She provides counsel and advice to clients with regard to the recently passed economic stimulus bill, advocates...  |  Read More

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