ABA & ACORE Teleconference (Los Angeles)

4/15/2009

Clean Technology

Los Angeles

Sponsorship

Teri Ghaemmaghami
laclientrelations@mofo.com
(213) 892-5595

Renewables in the Transition to the Modern Energy Economy: How It Will Affect Today’s Legislative Issues

Morrison & Foerster's Cleantech Group is a sponsor of the monthly ABA & ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy) Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series. Please join us in our Los Angeles office for this teleconference event.

In the energy economy that has existed for the past decade, renewables relied on direct incentives and favorable rates to create the incentive for their development.  Renewables are expected to enjoy a host of supports aimed at shifting the energy playing field in favor of many of their characteristics.  But how will the emerging core trends leading our nation into the modern energy economy affect renewable power generation? 

This April teleconference will explore how the Modern Energy Economy will be shaped by these core/mega trends:

  1. Incorporation of Social Costs into Energy Economics (i.e., environmental markets);
  2. Regionalism, Federalism, and Energy Independence;
  3. Globalization, both waxing and waning; and
  4. Capital Markets Restructuring and what the implications are for renewables’ development. 

The distinguished panel will first set the stage by reviewing what those trends are, and then will specifically consider  not only their impacts on near-term public policy formulation (RPS, ENERGY, CLIMATE, FINANCE) but also how the future of these policies may assume different shapes as the Modern Energy Economy comes into clearer focus. 

Moderators:
Robert F. Riley, Williams Mullen
David E. Nash, McMahon DeGulis LLP
 
Legislative Update:
Michael J. Zimmer, Thompson Hine LLP 
 
Speakers:
Christopher Berendt, Vice President, PACE Global 
Topic: The Modern Energy Economy – Trends to Be Reckoned with for Renewables.

Jeremy Weinstein, Esq., Law Offices of Jeremy Weinstein(invited)
Topic: Environmental Markets

Roger Feldman, Andrews Kurth LLP (Washington, D.C.)
Topic: Regionalism, Federalism, Globalization, and Energy Independence – How Do They Fit? 

Stephen Herman, Energy Capital Partners (invited)
Topic: Capital Markets – Stimulus:  Rebound or Recoil 

For more information on this teleconference event, please visit www.mofo.com. For additional information or questions regarding the Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series, please click here.

Overview – Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series

The monthly Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series is brought to you by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in collaboration with the Renewable Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar Association SEER Section & Renewable Energy Committee of the Energy Bar Association.

These monthly seminars provide an opportunity to network and discuss the subject matter with renewable energy lawyers, federal and state policy makers, and business experts. This year we have upgraded our series to a webinar format.

The programming is open to ACORE members, ABA members, and all those involved in aspects of law, policy, business, or financing in the renewable energy or distributed generation fields.

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