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Renewable Fuel and Other Alternative Energy Projects: Financing, Deal Structures, Tax Issues, Regulatory Challenges

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

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Conducted on Thursday, March 31, 2022

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This CLE webinar will provide energy counsel guidance on practical approaches for financing and developing renewable fuel projects and overcoming regulatory compliance challenges in deal structures. The panel will discuss key compliance challenges impacting renewable natural gas, effective deal structures for financing and mitigating risks, and key tax considerations.


Renewable fuels provide many benefits, but they do not always fit neatly into a familiar legal landscape within the energy sector. Counsel must develop a complete understanding of the regulatory challenges, financing options, and deal structures to minimize risks along with crucial tax considerations to ensure the success of renewable natural gas projects.

Renewable fuels are typically produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic materials, with the most common materials used being livestock manures, landfill gas and solid waste. They are predominately used for thermal applications, electricity generation, vehicle fuel, feedstock for bioproducts, and hydrogen production. The continued success of using renewable fuels depends on the effective management of various natural resources, waste, and alternative sources.

Investors and lenders intending to take advantage of the need for renewable fuels and other alternative energy resources must be aware of various legal, compliance, and tax issues associated with renewable fuels. Counsel must be knowledgeable of the regulatory treatment in certain jurisdictions, techniques in structuring deals to minimize risks, and other related items with far-reaching implications if not adequately considered.

Listen as our panel discusses recent federal and state developments in renewable fuels, overcoming regulatory compliance challenges, critical considerations in structuring transactions relating to the development and financing of renewable fuels, and related tax issues.



  1. Recent developments in renewable fuel project financing and procurement
  2. Structures and related issues
  3. Tax considerations
  4. Regulatory obstacles and how to avoid them
  5. Best practices for project compliance


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Understanding both federal and state regulatory issues of renewable fuels
  • Related issues in the application of alternative energy resources
  • Negotiating and structuring acquisitions and critical provisions for renewable fuel projects, services, and products
  • Grasping key tax issues and mechanisms to avoid unintended tax liability


Goldberg, Joel
Joel A. Goldberg

Porter Hedges

Mr. Goldberg has more than twenty years’ experience in private practice advising clients on energy and...  |  Read More

Reardon, James
James D. (Jim) Reardon

Porter Hedges

Mr. Reardon has more than thirty years of experience representing private and public companies in corporate and tax...  |  Read More

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