Siting and Permitting Large-Scale Renewables: Regulatory Considerations, Land Use Challenges, Best Practices
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will help companies participating in energy projects and their counsel understand and navigate the challenges of siting and permitting large-scale renewable facilities. The panel will discuss risks and considerations during the various stages of an energy project, state and county trends in siting restrictions, decommissioning and end-of-life issues, overcoming difficulties in siting and permitting, non-regulatory considerations, and other items impacting large-scale renewable energy projects.
- Site selection for large-scale renewables
- Transmission and other infrastructure
- Regulatory roadblocks
- Addressing public opposition
- State renewable portfolio standards
- Environmental constraints
- Strategies for the siting and permitting of large-scale renewables
- Federal authority
- State authority
- Local authority
- Debate over authority
- Environmental issues that impact permits for large-scale renewable energy facilities
- Recent state and county trends in siting restrictions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors must a company and its counsel consider when selecting a large-scale renewable energy facility site?
- What are the critical infrastructure concerns to resolve?
- What are some recent developments and state and county trends in siting restrictions?
- What environmental issues will impact obtaining a permit for a large-scale renewable energy facility?
- What approaches can counsel to developers and property owners use for siting and permitting?
Jessica Ansert Klami
Ms. Ansert Klami works with Young/Sommer at the forefront of New York energy issues including siting and development... | Read More
Ms. Ansert Klami works with Young/Sommer at the forefront of New York energy issues including siting and development strategies for energy projects, with experience developing wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass and electric and gas transmission projects, as well as emerging technologies, such as battery storage systems and distributed generation technologies. Over the last decade, Young/Sommer’s experience has resulted in the permitting of over 1100 MW of renewable energy generation in New York. She is well-versed both in the requirements of key environmental and energy permitting programs and in the nuances of the New York environmental and energy review process under such laws as the New York Public Service Law (“PSL”), Article 10 and VII, the New York State Environmental Conservation Law (“ECL”), and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”).Close
Farella Braun + Martel
Ms. Sobczynski’s practice spans a diverse range of permitting, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters... | Read More
Ms. Sobczynski’s practice spans a diverse range of permitting, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters arising under state and federal environmental laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. She has extensive experience counseling public and private clients on environmental review under CEQA and NEPA, participating in land use-related administrative proceedings and appeals, and litigating in state and federal court.Close
Ms. Trigg represents various developers—including those for large commercial, housing, and renewable energy... | Read More
Ms. Trigg represents various developers—including those for large commercial, housing, and renewable energy projects—in all aspects of project development, including obtaining local and state permits, land use and zoning approvals, and environmental review under SEQRA. In addition, she assists solar and wind energy clients with the RPTL 487 process and obtaining financial assistance from industrial development agencies. Ms. Trigg has also represented individuals and businesses before state and federal agencies in enforcement actions regarding alleged violations of environmental laws, including consent orders with the EPA and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.Close