American Bar Association | Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Offshore Renewable Energy Generation: State and Federal Regulation and the Development Process Quick Teleconference
Jennifer Simon Lento, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Maureen Bornholdt, Mineral Management Services, Herndon, VA
Fara Courtney, Good Harbor Consulting/US Offshore Wind Collaborative, Gloucester, MA
Megan Higgins, Ecology & Environment, Providence, RI
Markian Melnyk, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Washington, DC
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If you are in the Philadelphia area, you can participate in the QT free of charge by attending this event at my office. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!!
Organized by Jennifer E. Simon, Programs Vice-Chair for the Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mountain
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific
(Special Start Time)
For coastal areas of the United States, offshore renewable energy projects including wind, wave and hydro may provide the best opportunity for renewable energy generation. In May 2009, Mineral Management Services issued a new rule governing site leasing for offshore renewable energy projects proposed in federal waters. Because offshore projects typically impact both federal and state waters, states are slowly coming to the table with their own regulatory programs. However, it remains to be seen whether the state and federal regulatory programs will come together cohesively.
This QT invites interested attorneys to peek into the future of offshore renewable energy in the United States. The panel members will discuss the US Offshore Renewable Industry generally, as well as address specific projects, and will identify obstacles to development including regulatory uncertainly and state and federal inconsistencies, as well as transmission and grid issues.
Cosponsored by Energy Infrastructure and Siting and
Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources Committees
This program will not offer CLE credit.