Renewable Energy Projects: Siting and Permitting Legal Challenges

Selecting the Site, Choosing the Permitting Authority, and Managing Environmental Constraints

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (in 5 days)
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT


This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to companies participating in renewable energy projects to understand and navigate the challenges involved in siting and permitting renewable energy facilities.

Description

Demand for energy, availability of funding and concerns over climate change have shifted focus to renewable energy development. However, the remote locations and sensitive environment of renewable resources make siting and permitting of renewable energy facilities difficult.

Counsel must consider a variety of risks—from resource availability to public opposition and regulatory roadblocks—in planning a renewable energy facility.

Facility developers, property owners and their counsel must also navigate a battleground between federal, state and some local authorities to obtain siting and permitting approval.

Listen as our authoritative panel of legal specialists examines the factors involved in selecting the facility site and the appropriate siting and permitting body. The panel will also discuss environmental issues impacting permits for renewable energy facilities and offer their approaches for siting and permitting renewable energy projects.

Outline

  1. Site selection
    1. Transmission lines (and other infrastructure)
    2. Availability of renewable resource
    3. Regulatory roadblocks
    4. Addressing public opposition (NIMBY)
    5. Meeting state renewable portfolio standards
    6. Environmental constraints
  2. Siting and permitting body
    1. Federal authority
    2. State authority
    3. Local authority
    4. Debate over authority
  3. Environmental issues that impact permits for renewable energy facilities
  4. Strategies for siting and permitting

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What factors must a company and their counsel consider when selecting a site for a renewable energy facility?
  • What are the key infrastructure concerns to resolve before a renewable energy facility can proceed?
  • What environmental issues will impact obtaining a permit for a renewable energy facility?
  • What approaches can counsel to developers and property owners use for siting and permitting a renewable energy facility?

Faculty

James H. Barkley, Partner
Baker Botts, Houston

Mr. Barkley has been involved in most phases of wholesale and retail deregulation of the Texas electric market. He represents clients facing siting and permitting challenges for their facilities, including electric transmission service providers. He represented large wind developers before the Texas Public Utility Commission that will determine where and how Texas will encourage wind generation development.

William K. Kroger, Partner
Baker Botts, Houston

Mr. Kroger concentrates in litigation involving energy and alternative energy, commercial disputes, personal injury and products liability. He has represented wind generators against claims by environmental group for injunctive relief to shut down construction of wind farm and on numerous disputed controversies before the state public utilities commission.


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Environmental Law Advisory Board

John J. Allen

Partner

Allen Matkins

Albert M. Cohen

Partner

Loeb & Loeb

Aaron Courtney

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Andrew N. Davis

Partner

Shipman & Goodwin

David R. Gillay

Partner

Barnes & Thornburg

Paul E. Gutermann

Partner

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Brian D. Israel

Partner

Arnold & Porter

Thomas J. P. McHenry

Partner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Reed D. Rubinstein

Partner

Dinsmore & Shohl

James B. Slaughter

Principal

Beveridge & Diamond

Jeffrey A. Smith

Partner

Crowell & Moring

E. Gail Suchman

Special Counsel

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Gregory D. Trimarche

Partner

Wrenn Bender

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