Siting and Permitting for Renewable Energy Projects: Legal Challenges

Managing Environmental Constraints, Choosing the Permitting Authority

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


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, March 1, 2019

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will help companies participating in energy projects and their counsel understand and navigate the challenges involved in siting and permitting energy facilities. The panel will discuss key risks and considerations during the various stages of an energy project, overcoming challenges in siting and permitting, addressing public opposition and outreach, nuisance law and environmental concerns, and other items impacting energy projects.

Description

Counsel must consider a variety of risks--from regulatory roadblocks to public opposition to potential litigation—in planning an energy project. Listen as our authoritative panel of legal specialists examines the factors to consider when participating in an energy project, including selecting the facility site and permitting the project. The panelists will offer their approaches for siting and permitting energy projects.

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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 authority
    1. Federal authority
    2. State authority
    3. Local authority
    4. Who has jurisdiction?
  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 risks and considerations must a company and its counsel consider during the various stages of energy project?
  • What are the practical aspects of community outreach and approval strategies?
  • What approaches can counsel to developers and property owners use to limit risks associated with siting and permitting an energy facility?

Faculty

McNabb, Brooke
Brooke Geren McNabb

Partner
Baker Botts

Ms. McNabb's practice has focused on big-stakes commercial cases for energy companies and complex disputes in the...  |  Read More

Stover, Andrea
Andrea Moore Stover

Partner
Baker Botts

Ms. Stover’s practice focuses on counseling and representing energy, water, and other clients in regulated...  |  Read More

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