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Some older information is below: 

GIS for Engineering and Public Works SeminarClimate Change Risks & Opportunities: Learning from the Leaders January 13-14, 2005

December 15, 2004 Multi-Site National Teleconference/Brown Bag on: Renewable Energy: What Kinds of Incentives are Needed and How do the Currently Available Incentives Work?

 Note: The following course carries continuing education credit for lawyers.  The Bronx Chapter of NSPE has initiated conversations with the organizers to begin getting engineering PDHs approved for the later seminars in this series and related series.  See this group’s “Save the Date” list below.

Jack M. Kleinfeld, P.E., President, Bronx County Chapter

December 15, 2004 Multi-Site National Teleconference/Brown Bag on:

Renewable Energy: What Kinds of Incentives are Needed and How do the Currently Available Incentives Work?

For Lawyers and Non-lawyers

The Center For Economic and Environmental Partnership Inc. and the
American Bar Association
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Renewable Energy Resources Committee
 
Presents its Next Monthly National Teleconference/Brown bag- Please register early. Space is limited
.

The American Bar Association’s Renewable Energy Resources Committee of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources has launched a series of multi-site national teleconferences/ brown bags intended to be of interest to those involved in any aspect of law, policy, business or financing in the renewable energy field. Knowledge of the legal framework is essential to understanding the opportunities and obstacles presented by national and state laws, regulations and executive orders as they evolve to address this emerging energy market segment. The sessions will provide information about developments in renewable energy from each region of the country on a rotating basis for all to share and will offer opportunities to network and address questions to local experts about the issues presented. The seminars will be held in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Tallahassee, Atlanta, Denver and Portland at host firms. Those unable to attend a seminar in person will be able to call into the teleconference.  

Please register online at:

Registration: http://store.mountainmedia.com/ceepinc/calendar.cfm?do=detail&d=3191&c=4943&p=26347

Various energy generation sources have been and continue to be the beneficiaries of both direct and indirect subsidies and incentives from federal and local government. Such measures are viewed as essential to nurture the development of the nascent renewable energy technologies and make them more cost effective. This national teleconference brings together leading experts and policy makers to discuss the current and future U.S. market for tax and other incentives. The program is intended for those who need a basic understanding of renewables incentives as well as those who want an update on regional and national incentives and subsidy developments.

Learn about:

· How deal structures work with and without subsidies
· The new renewable tax credit, part of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004
· Tax nuts and bolts of the way credits and credit offsets work
· The interplay between federal and state incentives programs
· What kinds of incentives would be most efficient in developing a robust renewable energy portfolio
· Are different kinds of incentives needed by the various renewable technologies

 New York City panel to review New York’s incentives for renewable technologies

Moderator:Edna Sussman, Hoguet Newman & Regal

Elizabeth Perry- NYSERDA (live at White & Case in New York City)
Peter Funk – Thompson Hine LLP ( live at White & Case in New York City)

Expert Panel:        

Moderators: Robert S. Faron, Law Offices of Robert S. Faron  (live in Washington DC) and Roger Feldman – Bingham McCutchen, LLP

Speakers:

Randy Swisher – Executive Director, American Wind Energy Association  (live at host firm  in Washington DC)

Ed Feo – Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy (live at host firm in Los Angeles)

Edwin Ing – Law Offices of Edwin Ing (live at host firm in Washington DC)

Seminars: 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time /

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Mountain Time / 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Teleconference only:12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time /11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central Time/

10:30- 1:30 a.m. Mountain Time/ 9:30-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

The program will be presented by host firm Bingham McCutchen LLP with  live speakers in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. and all will join via telephone hookup to all speakers with additional seminars, some with additional live speakers, in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Tallahassee, Atlanta, Denver, New York City and Portland athost firms.This seminar will provide an opportunity to network and discuss the subject matter from 1:30-2 PM Eastern Time (12:30-1 PM Central Time; 11:30-12 AM Mountain Time; 10:30-11 AM Pacific Time) with renewable energy lawyers, policy makers and business experts. You can also join from your own office; a teleconference number for you to call into will be provided.

For more information log on to http://www.abanet.org/environ/programs/brownbags/renewable/
· the seminar from 12 -2 Eastern Time(11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time / 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Mountain Time / 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time) live or  via telephone hookup and meet with local experts in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston, Portland, Tallahassee or Atlanta.
· to call into the conference call from your desk from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central Time/ 13:00-11:30 a.m. Mountain Time/ 9:30-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

For questions about registration please contact Donna Denley at donna@ceepinc.org or (518) 432-6400 ext. 224 or Robyn Stuart at (518) 432-6400 ext. 221. Registration will close on December 14 at 12 PM Eastern Time

CLE credits- – Attendees at the New York, Portland, Atlanta, Boston and certain other host firm locations will be eligible for CLE credit from the host firms. Please check with your host firm for availability of CLE credits.

COST- there will be no fee for participation, however, if you are calling in for the conference call, you will be charged for your long distance charges by your carrier.

Program materials will be posted to the ABA web site at http://www.abanet.org/environ/committees/renewableenergy/home.html

Questions to the panelists will be taken by e-mail and should be directed to rfeldman@bingham.com

Climate Change Risks & Opportunities:
Learning from the Leaders
January 13-14, 2005
New York, NY
www.climatechangenyc.org

Join industry-leading organizations such as American Electric Power, Bank
of America, ChevronTexaco, General Electric, and United Technologies, as
they discuss the business case for action on climate change.

Climate change has far-reaching implications for business strategy across
sectors, but has yet to be integrated into strategic planning processes by
many US enterprises. This management-level summit will inform senior
executives, and the legal counsel and management consultants who advise
them, of emerging risks and opportunities.

With Russian ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and the launch of the EU
Emission Trading Scheme both on the horizon, and a growing number of
significant private and public climate mitigation initiatives in the United
States, the Conference presents a timely forum for companies to consider
strategic implications and exchange views on innovative approaches and best
practice with respect to both risk management and emerging business
opportunities.

The 1-1/2-day event will include:
Expert Briefings on the scientific basis for climate change
mitigation and on emerging domestic and international climate policy
frameworks, which form the context for corporate strategy; a
Corporate Spotlight on the business case for action on climate change
and how leading companies are responding; and
Interactive Workshops with industry leaders and other experts to
assist companies with integrating climate change into their strategic
planning.
The Conference is being sponsored by:
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Société Générale de Surveillance SA
Bryan Cave LLC
ChevronTexaco
For full conference information and to register online, please visit
www.climatechangenyc.org. For futher information, feel free to contact the
Conference Secretariat (Robyn Stewart, telephone +1 518 432 6400 x221 or
robyn@climatechangenyc.org).

We look forward to your active participation!

Anne Arquit Niederberger, Conference Director
On behalf of the event Co-Hosts
Thank you,
for CEEP Inc.
Donna C. Denley
Deputy Executive Director
Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc.
126 State Street, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY  12207-1637
(518) 432-6400 x224
(518) 432-1383
ebanys@aol.com
www.eba-nys.org

This is from the same group providing the Dec 15, 2004 course.

Save the dates:

January 19, 2005: “Wind Project Permitting: The Major Challenges and Potential Resolutions” Seminar 12-2 Pacific Time; teleconference 12:30-1:30 Pacific Time; representatives of industry, government and environmental groups will provide a brief background on local, state and federal wind project siting regimes and discuss the status, significance and potential resolution of major substantive siting and environmental issues.

February 16, 2005 “Getting to Market:  Transmission Concerns in Renewable Power Generation.”
Seminar 12-2 Central Time; teleconference 12:30-1:30 Central Time; representatives of government and the legal community will discuss various hurdles in getting renewable power into the market, such as transmission capacity constraints and renewable generator interconnection issues.  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Texas regulatory developments will be discussed.

March 16, 2005 “Meeting the Green Finance Challenge”
Seminar 12-2 Eastern  Time; teleconference 12:00-1:30 Eastern Time; meeting the challenges which renewables finance presents to venture capital, structured finance and “green” pension funds through innovative investment and fund structuring will be the topic of discussion of a panel of legal and finance experts.

Other programs will follow

The teleconference/seminar series is being organized by Committee Vice- Chairs Edna Sussman, Esq. of the New York City law firm of Hoguet Newman & Regal LLP and Robert Faron, Esq. for the ABA Renewable Energy Resources Committee, chaired by Roger Feldman of Bingham  McCutchen LLP.  To offer suggestions for later programming or for more information about these programs: e-mail Edna Sussman at esussman@hnrlaw.com or Robert Faron at rsfaron@verizon.net .

These programs are co-sponsored by the SEER Section Committee on Sustainable Development, Ecosystems and Climate Change, the Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership Inc., the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the DC Bar Association

Edna R. Sussman
HOGUET NEWMAN & REGAL, LLP
10 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016

tel. 212-689-8808
fax 212-689-5101

CEEP Inc. Donna C. Denley
Deputy Executive Director
Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc.
126 State Street, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY  12207-1637
(518) 432-6400 x224
(518) 432-1383
ebanys@aol.com
www.eba-nys.org

Westchester County is hosting a free seminar on GIS for Engineering and Public Works on 1/28/05.

See the information in a pdf file. 

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