American Bar Association
Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources

Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources

About the Committee

The Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee will examine and disseminate information on those legal policy and practical implementation issues which affect expansion of markets for renewable and distributed energy resources. The Committee will have five primary areas of focus: (1) innovative approaches to stimulating renewable and distributed energy resource development; (2) measures for commoditization and value maximization of fuel, environment and tax-related legal at-tributes of renewable energy and distributed generation production; (3) constraints on fitting renewable resources and distributed generation (whether or not powered by renewable fuels) into the framework of national and states' energy policy; (4) relating renewable energy resource and distributed generation development to environmental legal requirements; and (5) issues related to structuring finance for renewable energy and distributed generation.


The latest Committee newsletter has been released. This special edition features the top three winning entries of the 2014 Energy Law Student Writing Competition. Congratulations to these three upcoming lawyers, who each received a cash prize for their respective submission. Read the latest RADER committee newsletter issue.


The RADER Committee won the “Best Energy Committee” award at the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Fall Conference for the 2013-2014 ABA year. For more information on this award, please visit the Section's Committee Awards webpage.


Join RADER on LinkedIn!
We encourage you to join the RADER group on LinkedIn, Joining allows you to participate in news postings, discussions, networking, questions and answers and so forth. To join click


RADER Initiatives

The RADER Committee is proud to present the monthly Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series, which RADER co-sponsors in collaboration with the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Bloomberg Renewable Energy Finance. 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. We hope you will join us for the next program in this series. For more information on the next program and for registration information, please visit For additional information about this series, please contact Sarah A.W. Fitts, our ABA/ACORE/BNEF Webinars Vice Chair.

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2015 Energy Law Student Writing Competition

New The RADER Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Energy Law Student Writing Competition!

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Committee newsletters provide current information on topics of interest to practitioners and news of committee activities.

Committee Chair


Fitts, Sarah

Committee Roster  

2014-2015 RADER Committee Leadership

View the full roster of Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources (RADER) Committee leadership.

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