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Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources

Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources


Recent Cases and Hot News

What Can Environmental Lawyers Expect from the New Trump Administration and Congress?
Non-CLE Webinar
February 14, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

The year 2017 marks the beginning of what is sure to be a shift in federal environmental law and policy. How the federal government will address climate change, natural resource development, public lands conservation, energy, and countless other environmental and energy issues is more uncertain now than at any time in recent memory. While the objectives and priorities of the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress will likely be different than the objectives of the previous administration, can a sea-change occur overnight? What opportunities and limits exist for overturning existing laws and policies, and for writing and implementing new ones?

Join us for a webinar with our three distinguished panelists, who have written and lectured extensively on the prognosis for federal environmental law and policy over the next few years. Our panelists will offer their thoughts, focusing specifically on the likely fate of recent Obama administration rule and policy changes such as the Clean Power Plan, Public Land Planning 2.0, species mitigation, federal coal leasing, methane regulations for oil and gas. They will also answer questions from audience members.

The Emerging Legal Framework for Promotion of Efficient Use of Resources
Non-CLE Webinar
February 23, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Increasingly it has become clear that to achieve sustainability on an ongoing basis, it is necessary to address the manner in which production and disposal cycles are integrated so that economic resource efficiencies achieved will serve to minimize harmful and wasteful environmental pollution. i.e. ,to facilitate “closing the loop” in the “circular economy” of materials and natural resources. The pace of technological change is creating new possibilities for supply chain integration and the development entirely as well as new products with associated new global materials consumption patterns and modified waste disposition requirements, These developments potentially can facilitate the rapid development of existing and of newer products environmental pollution potential.

What types of information do YOU want to see?

1) U.S. News Articles
2) International New Articles
3) Case Updates (i.e. solar, wind cases progressing through court)
4) 2016 Presidential Race Environmental Campaign-Related News
5) Other

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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 http://renewableenergyinfo.org. For additional information about this series, please contact Roger Stark, Gene Gurevich, Matthew Frank and Grant Rauscher, our ABA/ACORE/BNEF Webinars Vice Chairs.


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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.

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2017 Energy Law Student Writing Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Energy Law Student Writing Competition.
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Committee Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs:

Fitts, Sarah
Stevens, Elizabeth

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2016-2017 RADER Committee Leadership

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