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Joint Development Agreements in Renewable Energy Projects
Selection of Partner, Agreement Structure, Planning for Involuntary Early Endings, Avoidin...
November 14, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel structuring joint development agreements (JDAs) for renewable energy projects. The panel will examine the critical terms for JDAs and discuss key considerations, including partner suitability and approaches to agreement structure. The panel will also... Read More

Speakers:  Bernays T. (Buz) Barclay, Partner, Rimon Guy C. Smith, Partner, Stinson Leonard Street James R. Wrathall, Counsel, K&L Gates

Solar Energy Projects: Structuring EPC Agreements
Unique Issues in Solar PV EPCs, Performance Guarantees and Defect Warranties
November 28, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel involved in developing and financing utility-scale solar PV power projects, with a particular focus on the underlying engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements. The panel will discuss market factors and will outline the important ter... Read More

Speakers:  Meredith L. Hiller, Esq., Holland & Knight Stephen J. Humes, Partner, Holland & Knight

Midstream Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy After Sabine
Navigating Court Treatment of Transportation, Gathering and Processing Agreements; Negotia...
December 30, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for energy counsel for exploration and production (E&P) companies and midstream providers on the recent bankruptcy court decision in Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. and the impact of that decision on executory contracts in bankruptcy. The panel will discuss best practic... Read More

Speakers:  Eric M. English, Partner, Porter Hedges Denis A. (Archie) Fallon, Partner, King & Spalding

Energy Industry and Blockchain: New Applications and Issues for Counsel
Distributed Ledger Technology in Energy, Smart Contracts, Regulatory Concerns
October 17, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with an examination of current and potential uses of blockchain in the energy industry. The panel will discuss the advantages of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in cost-efficiency, cybersecurity and fraud protection, as well as the legal and structural conce... Read More

Speakers:  Jesse Morris, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute Molly Suda, Partner, K&L Gates

Section 363 Sales in Oil & Gas Bankruptcies: Purchasing Oil & Gas Assets
Navigating Procedures for Bankruptcy Acquisitions, Weighing Considerations Unique to Oil a...
October 3, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel in the energy industry on Sec. 363 sales in oil and gas bankruptcies and the bidding procedures and protections commonly adopted to guide the sale process. The panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such transactions, as well as the i... Read More

Speakers:  Joseph Epstein, Managing Member, Joseph G. Epstein Matt Ferris, Partner, Haynes and Boone Ira L. Herman, Partner, Blank Rome

Structuring Solar PV Agreements: Negotiating Real Estate Entitlements and Offtake Agreemen...
September 20, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine key considerations for counsel prior to finalizing a solar photovoltaic (PV) transaction. The panel will discuss key components of solar PV transactions, including real estate entitlements such as easements or leases, and offtake agreements, such as power purchase agree... Read More

Speakers:  Meredith L. Hiller, Esq., Holland & Knight Kristen Thall Peters, Partner, Cooper White & Cooper

Solar Financing Tax Equity Structures: Sale-Leasebacks, Inverted Leases and Partnership Fl...
Choosing the Right Structure, Weighing Advantages and Drawbacks of Various Structures
August 15, 2017 CLE, CPE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss solar financing tax equity structures--sale-leasebacks, inverted leases and partnership flips--and the advantages and disadvantages of each from a legal, business, financial and tax perspective. The panel will examine current trends and issues in solar financings. Read More

Speakers:  Keith Martin, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Jorge Medina, Associate General Counsel, Tax, Tesla

Renewable Energy Storage: Implementing Projects, Overcoming Co-Location Challenges, and Mi...
July 25, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for energy counsel on the legal issues involved in the implementation of energy storage projects. The panel will discuss the markets, regulatory landscape and legal challenges with energy storage, including obstacles that may arise when co-locating battery proj... Read More

Speakers:  Becky H. Diffen, Esq., McGuireWoods Brian Orion, Of Counsel, Stoel Rives Joseph D. (Seph) Petta, Esq., Shute Mihaly & Weinberger

Forced Pooling in Oil and Gas: Navigating State Laws, Addressing Conflicting Rights of Lan...
June 28, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to energy counsel on forced pooling. The panel will discuss recent trends with state approaches and laws to address pooling and examine the conflicting rights of landowners. The panel will also offer strategies for using pooling requirements in contract negotia... Read More

Speakers:  Dick Emens, Partner, Emens & Wolper Jack R. Luellen, Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell

Renewable Energy Project Financing: Legal Strategies for Structuring the Deal
Navigating Financial Incentives, Sources of Capital, Debt and Equity Structures
May 30, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for renewable energy projects on the incentives, sources and structures associated with financing renewable energy projects. The panel will offer their insights and perspectives on financing renewable energy projects. Read More

Speakers:  Jessica I. Basil, Of Counsel, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Darin Lowder, Partner, Ballard Spahr

Structuring LNG Tolling Agreements: Negotiating Fee Structure and Payment, Lifting Terms,...
May 16, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to energy counsel on the structuring of LNG tolling agreements. The panel will provide insight on key considerations when negotiating the agreement and key provisions to be included. Read More

Speakers:  Monica Hwang, Counsel, King & Spalding Taylor Johnson, Assistant General Counsel, Cheniere Energy Kathryn (Kathy) Marietta, Partner, King & Spalding Matthew F. Salo, Senior Counsel, Freeport LNG Audie Setters, CEO, Lonestar LNG Nathan Will, Commercial Vice President, Freeport LNG

Solar Securitization: Leveraging Alternative Financing Without Jeopardizing Existing Inves...
May 2, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss solar securitization, examining its role in solar financing and challenges that may be encountered. The panel will provide guidance for leveraging solar securitization as an alternative financing tool while protecting investor tax benefits. Read More

Speakers:  Gary P. Blitz, Esq., Senior Managing Director, Aon Transaction Solutions Andrew C. Coronios, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke Matthew Brand, Director, Credit Suisse Securities

Renewable Energy Projects: Siting and Permitting Legal Challenges
Selecting the Site, Choosing the Permitting Authority, and Managing Environmental Constrai...
April 4, 2017 CLE On-Demand

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. Read More

Speakers:  James H. Barkley, Partner, Baker Botts William K. Kroger, Partner, Baker Botts

Using Inverted Leases to Finance Renewable Energy Projects
Evaluating Tax Risks, Navigating Structural Variations, Leveraging Pass-Through Election
March 29, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for parties involved in financing energy projects on using inverted lease tax equity structures. The webinar will be a deep dive into inverted leases and current issues in such transactions. The panel will also discuss broader trends in renewable ene... Read More

Speakers:  Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke Jorge Medina, Associate General Counsel, Tax, Tesla

Renewable Energy Projects: Structuring Operations & Maintenance Agreements
Negotiating Owner and Operator Obligations, Performance Remedies, Services, Termination, I...
March 7, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel involved in the development of renewable energy projects, with a particular focus on the operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements that underpin such developments. The panel will discuss factors to consider and will outline the important terms and... Read More

Speakers:  Rusty Brewer, Partner, Amis Patel & Brewer Brian C. Harms, Partner, Troutman Sanders

Pipeline Projects: Preparing for FERC Certification, Addressing Environmental Impacts
Navigating the Certification and Environmental Review Processes for Pipelines
February 21, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to companies involved in interstate gas pipeline projects on proceeding through the certification and environmental review processes. The panel will offer best practices for navigating pre-filing procedures, the federal review process, and compliance with the N... Read More

Speakers:  Andrew T. Bockis, Partner, Saul Ewing H. David Gold, Special Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Sean T. O'Neill, Esq., Saul Ewing Raya B. Treiser, Esq., Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Renewable Energy Projects: Negotiating Power Purchase Agreements
Structuring Terms To Meet State and Federal Renewable Power Standards
February 9, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to companies involved in renewable energy projects to identify and understand the critical terms and to effectively negotiate and structure power purchase agreements (PPAs). Read More

Speakers:  W. Bryce Chastain, Partner, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo Darin Lowder, Partner, Ballard Spahr Kristen Thall Peters, Partner, Cooper White & Cooper

Using Partnership Flips to Finance Renewable Energy Projects: Evaluating Tax Risks, Naviga...
January 26, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for parties involved in financing energy projects on using partnership flips tax equity structures. The webinar will be a deep dive into partnership flips and current issues in such transactions. The panel will also discuss broader trends in renewabl... Read More

Speakers:  Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke Jorge Medina, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Tax, SolarCity

Renewable Energy Projects: Maximizing Investment and Production Tax Credits
Strategies for Leveraging Federal Tax Benefits, Incentives and New IRS Guidance
October 26, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to companies considering or involved in renewable energy projects with guidance on the federal tax credits. The panel will also discuss the new IRS guidance and offer their best practices for taking advantage of the tax credits as part of tax planning on renewab... Read More

Speakers:  Paul Schockett, Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Jared H. Binstock, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Renewable Energy Projects: Structuring REC Purchase and Sale Agreement, Interconnection Ag...
Negotiating Key Provisions, Navigating Regulatory Timelines and Requirements
October 13, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine key considerations for counsel advising on renewable energy projects prior to entering into renewable energy certificate (REC) purchase and sales agreements and interconnection agreements. The panel will discuss key components of each agreement and offer their perspecti... Read More

Speakers:  Stephen J. Humes, Partner, Holland & Knight Kristen Thall Peters, Partner, Cooper White & Cooper

Renewable Energy Projects in Mexico, Brazil and Chile
Leveraging Favorable Legislation and PPPs While Navigating Pricing Issues, Regulatory Hurd...
August 25, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to energy counsel to companies exploring renewable energy opportunities in Latin America, and also discuss the obstacles to successful development of renewable energy projects. Fundamentally, the opportunities derive from huge needs, government policies favorin... Read More

Speakers:  Juan Francisco Mackenna, Partner, Carey John B. McNeece, III, Senior Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Paulo H. Varnieri, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Renewable Energy and Corporate PPAs: Overcoming Regulatory, Financing, Intercreditor, Tax...
July 20, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to companies involved in renewable energy projects on the risks and benefits of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) as well as PPA structures. The panel will discuss financing renewable energy projects with corporate PPAs and offer best pract... Read More

Speakers:  Robert Eberhardt, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke Eli M. Katz, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke Robert F. Shapiro, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke

Oil & Gas Contracts: Structuring Indemnification and Additional Insured Provisions
Navigating Anti-Indemnity Statutes and Negotiating Risk Allocation
May 10, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for drafting indemnification and additional insured provisions in oil and gas contracts. The panel will examine the interplay with anti-indemnity statutes and choice of law provisions, as well as offer best practices for allocating risk. Read More

Speakers:  John H. Denton, Senior Vice President, Marsh USA Harold J. Flanagan, Atty, Flanagan Partners C. Brannon Robertson, Partner, Fernelius Alvarez Simon Marcus R. Tucker, Partner, Phelps Dunbar

Siting and Permitting Energy Projects: Managing the Risks
Selecting the Site, Navigating the Regulatory Authority, and Winning the Public Relations...
February 16, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel involved in energy project development to navigate the siting and permitting challenges. The panel will discuss the regulatory and environmental hurdles and offer strategies for getting an energy project sited and permitted. Read More

Speakers:  James H. Barkley, Partner, Baker Botts William K. Kroger, Partner, Baker Botts

Structuring Solar Leases: Negotiating Liability, Obligation, Expiration and Other Key Prov...
December 16, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of possible deal structures and key legal issues involved in the drafting and negotiation of a solar lease. The panel will also outline practical considerations for energy counsel to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of a solar leasing o... Read More

Speakers:  Stephen A. Kisker, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Steven B. Richardson, Partner, Bryan Cave Sarah Stoneking, VP & Deputy General Counsel, juwi

Termination of Oil & Gas Leases for Lack of Production: Evaluating Habendum Clauses and Pr...
Calculating Paying Quantities, Assessing Lease Duration, Leveraging Savings Clause
November 11, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to energy counsel on termination clauses in oil and gas leases. The panel will discuss what constitutes "production" necessary to perpetuate the lease beyond the primary term. The panel will also examine other provisions that should be considered when evaluatin... Read More

Speakers:  David L. Ganje, Moderator, Ganje Law Offices David R. Little, Shareholder, Bjork Lindley Little Eric Huddleston, Elias Books Brown & Nelson

Mitigating Bankruptcy Risks in Oil & Gas Transactions: Fraudulent Transfers and Preference...
Doing Business With or Buying Assets of Distressed Companies Outside of Bankruptcy
September 16, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel in the energy industry on conducting transactions with distressed companies. The panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such transactions and offer best practices for developing a strategy and putting safeguards in place to minimize r... Read More

Speakers:  Ira L. Herman, Partner, Thompson & Knight Ian T. Peck, Partner, Haynes & Boone Mark Wege, Partner, King & Spalding

REITs as a Financing Vehicle for Renewable Energy
Legal Strategies for Maximizing the Advantages of REITs
March 3, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for renewable energy projects and real estate investment trusts (REITs) on the financing opportunities that REITs present for energy projects as well as the limitations and challenges that must be overcome. The panel will offer their insights and per... Read More

Speakers:  David K. Burton, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Eli M. Katz, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke Kevin T. Pearson, Partner, Stoel Rives

Structuring Solar Development Financing, Leasing and Operating Agreements for Commercial P...
Reducing Legal Risk and Maximizing Client Income Opportunities Through Strategic Use of Fi...
September 18, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide energy and real estate finance counsel with a briefing on the key legal, tax and financing issues that arise in projects to install solar energy equipment on commercial property. The panel will also review avenues to obtain financing for the project and leverage existin... Read More

Speakers:  Bruce A. Bedwell, Partner, Chapman & Cutler Robert N. Freedman, Partner, Shearman & Sterling Melanie J. Gnazzo, Partner, Chapman & Cutler

Structuring Preferential Rights to Purchase in Oil & Gas Transactions: Triggers, Assignmen...
September 4, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for energy counsel on preferential rights to purchase in oil & gas transactions. The panel will examine key considerations, including triggers, implications on title, implications for future transactions, and consents to assign. The panel will also discuss best... Read More

Speakers:  T Brooke Farnsworth, Partner, Farnsworth & vonBerg Dick Watt, Partner, Watt Beckworth Thompson Henneman & Sullivan

Hydraulic Fracturing and Local Laws: Leveraging State Preemption, Addressing Fracking Risk...
July 16, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of state preemption of local government regulation of oil and gas activity and how different states are responding to the issue. The panel will offer best practices for addressing local efforts to regulate fracking operations and risks associated w... Read More

Speakers:  Joel F. Visser, Sidley Austin Deborah Goldberg, Managing Atty., Earthjustice Steven C. Russo, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Renewable Energy Projects: Federal Tax Planning for 2014
Structuring and Maximizing Federal Tax Benefits and Incentives
February 26, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to companies considering or involved in renewable energy projects with guidance on federal tax considerations. The panel will offer their best practices for strategic tax planning on renewable energy projects. Read More

Speakers:  Katherine Breaks, Director, KPMG Andrew W. Ratts, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Mineral Royalty Mispayments: A Discussion of Common Mispayment Scenarios and Applicable La...
November 21, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of the common pitfalls involved in oil and gas royalty mispayment cases, including a discussion of various mispayment examples and applicable statutory and case law. Read More

Speakers:  Douglas Hafer, Partner, Curnutt & Hafer Daniel B. Mathis, Senior Attorney, Devon Energy

Renewable Energy Projects: Maximizing Production and Investment Tax Credits After Newly Re...
Navigating the Construction, Master Contracts and Transfers of Facilities Requirements
October 30, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine the new IRS guidance on the production tax credit (PTC) and the investment tax credit (ITC) for renewable energy projects. The panel will discuss the construction, master contracts and transfers requirements, and offer best practices for taking advantage of the PTC and... Read More

Speakers:  Gregory F. Jenner, Partner, Stoel Rives Kevin T. Pearson, Partner, Stoel Rives

Strategic Use of Lone Pine Motions in Fracking Litigation
Structuring Cases and Minimizing Costs With an Emerging Litigation Management Tool
September 17, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE will provide guidance to counsel involved in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) litigation on the strategic use of Lone Pine motions to manage litigation and control costs. The panel will also explain how and when to use these motions to the greatest benefit for your clients. Read More

Speakers:  Hope S. Freiwald, Partner, Dechert Marc J. Bern, Senior Partner, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP Kenneth M. Argentieri, Partner, Duane Morris

Oil and Gas Leases: Structuring Key Provisions
Negotiating Scope of the Grant, Royalty Obligations, Implied Covenants, and More
March 28, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel for land and mineral owners with a review of the essential terms in oil and gas land leases and offer guidance on provisions that can make or break important benefits and protections. Read More

Speakers:  Timothy C. Dowd, Of Counsel, Elias Books Brown & Nelson John B. McFarland, Shareholder, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody David R. Little, Shareholder, Bjork Lindley Little

Renewable Energy Projects: Negotiating Ancillary Agreements for the Real Estate Facility
Strategies for Structuring Project Contracts After Negotiating the Terms of the PPA
December 5, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for parties involved in renewable projects on negotiating ancillary agreements to power purchase agreements (PPAs). The panel will review key terms and provisions, discuss how the different types of renewable energy affect the agreements, and explain... Read More

Speakers:  Kristen Thall Peters, Partner, Cooper White & Cooper Gregory D. Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine

Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing: Defending or Pursuing Private Tort Actions
Identifying Causes of Action and Mitigating Litigation Risks
July 12, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with a review of private lawsuits connected with hydraulic fracturing projects. The panel will discuss theories underlying the causes of action, state legal trends used to support plaintiffs' claims, and how counsel can advise project operators to mitigate the r... Read More

Speakers:  Scott D. Deatherage, Partner, Patton Boggs Marc J. Bern, Senior Partner, Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik

Hydraulic Fracturing: Litigation, Enforcement and Regulatory Developments
Navigating New EPA Rules, Lease Negotiations, Environmental Issues and Other Legal Challen...
June 12, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to companies involved in shale gas drilling for the new EPA air pollution rules--in addition to a briefing on regulatory, legislative and litigation developments. The panel will offer best practices for addressing the legal challenges in lease negotiations and e... Read More

Speakers:  R. Trent Taylor, Partner, McGuireWoods Seth v.d.H. Cooley, Partner, Duane Morris Jonathan T. Blank, Partner, McGuireWoods David M. DeSalle, Partner, Venable

Renewable Energy PPA Ancillary Agreements
Negotiating the Multitude of Complex Provisions Between Power Generators and Buyers
May 24, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide provide counsel for parties involved in renewable projects with an examination of ancillary energy-related agreements, including the potential risks and benefits and guidance for negotiating better deals. The panel will examine key terms, provide sample provisions, and... Read More

Speakers:  Kristen Thall Peters, Partner, Cooper White & Cooper Gregory D. Chafee, Of Counsel, Morris Manning & Martin

Gas Pipeline Safety Under Heightened State and Federal Scrutiny
Navigating the New Regulatory Landscape and Preparing for Increased Testing and Penalties
March 15, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide energy law practitioners with an overview of recent changes in state and federal safety regulations affecting natural gas pipelines. The panel will examine developments following two recent deadly pipeline explosions in California and review the newly passed Pipeline Sa... Read More

Speakers:  Darren J. Hunter, Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf Ahren S. Tryon, Associate, Dewey & LeBoeuf Vidhya Prabhakaran, Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine

Offshore Wind Energy: Emerging Legal Challenges
Navigating Legal Requirements, Obtaining New Government Funding, and Lessons From Successf...
November 8, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide attorneys representing renewable energy developers with an overview of offshore wind technology, discuss opportunities for funding and developing successful offshore wind projects, and explore current legal and regulatory issues. Read More

Speakers:  Chris Hart, Offshore Wind Manager, United States Department of Energy Kimberly Diamond, Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler Maria Scarlett, Irish Sea Zone Development Manager, Centrica Renewable Energy Chris Elkinton, Senior Engineer, Garrad Hassan America

FERC Order No. 1000: New Demands for Energy Providers
Navigating Significant Changes in Regional and Interregional Transmission Planning Require...
November 1, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for energy providers on the significant changes of FERC Order No. 1000. The panel will offer best practices for tackling important implementation issues for regional and interregional transmission planning requirements and transmission cost allocatio... Read More

Speakers:  Lyle D. Larson, Partner, Balch & Bingham Bob Edwards, Partner, Troutman Sanders

Section 1603 Cash Grants for Renewable Energy Projects
Leveraging the Soon-to-Expire Option for Financing RE Projects
October 11, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel involved in renewable energy projects with guidance for preserving eligibility for the section 1603 cash grant. The panel will discuss the financing structures that can utilize the grants and offer strategies for taking advantage of the grants before they expire... Read More

Speakers:  Andrew W. Ratts, Partner, Winston & Strawn Katherine Breaks, Director, KPMG

Feed-In Tariffs and Renewable Energy
Navigating Preemption, Structuring FITs and Leveraging FERC and State Developments
July 13, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to businesses involved in renewable energy production with guidance on preemption and integration issues with renewable energy standards. The panel will discuss recent developments at the state and federal levels and will outline best practices for working with... Read More

Speakers:  Keith M. Casto, Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon Lyle D. Larson, Partner, Balch & Bingham Valerie Helbronner, Torys, Partner Uwe M. Erling, Attorney, Noerr

New EPA Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Permitting
Implementation Strategies to Ensure Compliance with GHG Requirements
January 11, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide environmental counsel with a thorough review of the EPA's new guidance and its requirements under the new GHG regulations and cover what to expect from state and local authorities. The panel will also offer practical tips for understanding and complying with the new reg... Read More

Speakers:  Kevin Poloncarz, Partner, Bingham McCutchen Peter S. Glaser, Partner, Troutman Sanders

Renewable Energy Projects: Alternative Financing
Legal Strategies for Evaluating Financing Options and Structuring the Deal
September 28, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to companies and investors on understanding current financing trends, evaluating alternative financing structures, and utilizing them to finance renewable energy projects. Read More

Speakers:  John T. W. Mercer, Partner, Mercer Thompson Nicholas H. Politan, Jr., Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Ben F. Jacoby, Managing Director, CP Energy Group

Carbon Accounting Compliance Challenges
Strategies to Meet the EPA’s New Mandatory GHG Reporting Requirements
June 8, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare companies and counsel to meet the requirements for the GHG reporting process. The panel will offer their guidance for dealing with the EPA's new reporting rule and offer carbon accounting strategies to comply with the rule. Read More

Speakers:  Christina M. Carroll, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge John L. Clancy, Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn Rich Baltimore, Senior Analyst, ClearCarbon

NERC Audits for FERC Compliance: Lessons Learned
Meeting the Complex NERC Reliability Standards to Avoid Substantial Penalties
February 23, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss complying with NERC's reliability standards, compiling evidence needed to demonstrate compliance, preparing for NERC audits, and responding to possible compliance violations. Read More

Speakers:  Deborah A. Carpentier, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro J. Christopher Hajovsky, Director of Regulatory Affairs and NERC Reliability Standards, RRI Energy

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Evolving Legal Challenges
Mitigating Climate Change Legal Risks and Managing Long-Term Liabilities
November 24, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine the legal challenges that face companies and counsel dealing with climate change issues, best practices for responding to those challenges, and the impact of recent legislative and regulatory developments. Read More

Speakers:  David M. Flannery, Member, Jackson Kelly Dennis Arfmann, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

Smart Grid Development and Implementation: Legal Strategies
Tackling Standard Setting, Pricing, Cost Recovery and Regulatory Incentives
November 10, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss the challenges for businesses and their legal counsel in smart grid development and implementation and will review steps the federal government has taken to advance the process. Read More

Speakers:  Ray L. Gifford, Partner, Kamlet Reichert Roy M. Palk, Esq., President / Consultant, New Horizons Consulting, Lexington, Ky. / LeClair Ryan Elias G. Farrah, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf

EPA's New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and the Second Circuit's Ruling on Public Nuisance...
Analyzing Recent Developments in Climate Change Regulation
November 5, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss recent developments in climate change regulation and litigation, including the new GHG reporting rule and the recent decision by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that has revived public nuisance claims against power companies and others with GHG emissions. Read More

Speakers:  Paul E. Gutermann, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Scott D. Deatherage, Partner, Thompson & Knight Geraldine E. Edens, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge

Renewable Energy Projects: New Treasury Guidance for Grants in Lieu of Tax Credits
Leveraging the New Option for Financing Renewable Energy Projects
September 15, 2009 CLE, CPE Download

This seminar will review the key energy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the guidance issued by the Treasury Department, and implications for businesses and counsel involved in renewable energy projects. Read More

Speakers:  Stephen Krebs, Partner, Baker Botts Andrew W. Ratts, Partner, Winston & Strawn Neil D. Kimmelfield, Partner, Lane Powell

Climate Change and Environmental Impact Statements
Complying With NEPA and State Requirements for Project Environmental Review
August 18, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss how a project's environmental footprint should be incorporated into environmental impact statements. The panel will outline strategies for ensuring compliance with NEPA and state equivalent requirements. Read More

Speakers:  Jeffrey M. Judd, Partner, Howrey Paul E. Gutermann, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Christina M. Carroll, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge

Energy Financing Opportunities in the Stimulus Act
Leveraging New Grants, Loans and Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
May 7, 2009 CLE Download

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 inc... Read More

Speakers:  John T. W. Mercer, Partner, Troutman Sanders Philip H. Spector, Partner, Troutman Sanders Bonnie A. Suchman, Of Counsel, Troutman Sanders

Climate Change Financial Risk Disclosure: Emerging Trends
Strategies to Meet Heightened Shareholder Demands and Corporate Reporting Requirements
February 17, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine the climate change risk that companies must disclose in SEC filings and to shareholders, the settlement agreements reached by Xcel and Dynegy and the Office of the New York Attorney General regarding such disclosures, and best practices for meeting disclosure requirements. Read More

Speakers:  Jeffrey A. Smith, Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore Scott D. Deatherage, Partner, Thompson & Knight