Renewable Energy: Recent Trends and Updates
The renewable energy sector is in steady growth in recent years. Similarly, the year 2019 has been promising alongside the significant developments in climate change-related policies, clean energy initiatives, increased capital investments, and new offshore wind plans. These advancements are expected to continue in the years to come. Thus, practitioners must keep themselves in the know of further emerging developments to avoid pitfalls.
In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will present an in-depth discussion of the latest trends and developments in the renewable energy landscape. Speakers will dig deeper as they analyze critical issues and offer the latest insights on how to stay compliant in this rapidly changing legal climate.
Key topics include:
- Renewable Energy: Trends and Developments
- Navigating Implications
- Red Flags
- Practical Tips and Strategies
- 2020 Outlook
McDermott Will & Emery
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Policy – Green New Deal; State policies
- Corporate Purchasers
- What is happening in Wind
- What is happening in Solar
- Other Technologies to watch
Stoel Rives LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Energy and Environmental Consultants
- Renewable Energy Lawyers
- Environmental Risk Managers
- Environmental Compliance Officers
- Top Level Executives
- Energy Companies
Ed Zaelke is the head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Global Energy Project Finance Group. He focuses his practice on project finance and private equity in renewable energy transactional matters. With more than 30 years of experience, he advises clients on all elements of alternative energy development and finance, including equity and debt financing, merger and acquisition transactions, equipment purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, siting and other real property issues, governmental approvals, and engineering, procurement and construction contracts. A prominent leader in his practice, Ed has served as lead counsel on many of the largest and most significant transactions in the renewable industry. Ed is the former president of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and was a board member of AWEA for 12 consecutive years. He is also a founding board member of the Wind Solar Alliance.
Ed Zaelke is the head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Global Energy Project Finance Group. He focuses his practice on …
Mona Dajani serves as a lead lawyer in complex acquisitions, dispositions, financing and project development transactions involving energy and infrastructure facilities. Dual qualified as both an MBA lawyer and an engineer, Mona has pre-eminent experience in conventional and renewable energy – the latter being where her professional and personal passion lays. She represents a variety of commercial and public institutions, sponsors, utilities, financial institutions, underwriters, private equity funds, investment banks and multilateral agencies in transactions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Mona is a board member for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), The Energy Lawyers Network, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). She is recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and other publications, Mona was also appointed as a Fellow to the Construction Lawyers Society, a rare accolade.
Mona is a regular contributor and commentator for International Financial Times, CNN Radio, POLITICO, Bloomberg Energy, FOX News, New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and USA Today.
Mona Dajani serves as a lead lawyer in complex acquisitions, dispositions, financing and project development transactions involving energy and infrastructure …
Morten Lund is a partner of the firm practicing in the Energy Development group. He serves as Chair of the Energy Storage Initiative and is the former Chair of the Solar Energy Initiative. His experience includes development and financing of a broad variety of energy and infrastructure projects. Morten’s project experience background covers the full lifecycle of infrastructure projects, from early-stage development through construction, financing, and acquisition/divestiture. He has worked on wind and solar energy projects, energy storage projects, combustion generator projects, nuclear energy facilities, hydro-electric facilities, cogeneration facilities, chemical facilities, forestry/paper facilities, large aircraft, and shipping fleets. Morten also represents companies developing infrastructure technology, including water treatment technology, solar energy technology, and wind energy technology.
Morten was born in Oslo, Norway, and is a native speaker of Norwegian.
Morten Lund is a partner of the firm practicing in the Energy Development group. He serves as Chair of the …
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About McDermott Will & Emery
Established in 1934, McDermott is a full-service international law firm with 1,100+ lawyers practicing in 20 offices worldwide, including 11 U.S. offices, seven European offices, and two Asian offices, as well as a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. Our diversified business practice enables us to represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. We represent some of the world’s largest corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.
About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an international law firm with offices around the world, and a particular focus on the technology, energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and travel & hospitality sectors. Recognized by legal research firm BTI as one of the top 20 firms for client service, Pillsbury and its lawyers are highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across disciplines and their unsurpassed commercial awareness.
About Stoel Rives LLP
Stoel Rives LLP is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm, with more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. We offer legal support for all aspects of renewable energy projects, serving developers, lenders, investors, owners, operators, manufacturers and contractors in tax equity and debt financing, renewable energy transactions and project development matters. Our clients span the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, China and Southeast Asia. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.