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Indian Nations Law Update - November 2016

November 18, 2016

Pierson and Clancy to present on solar, wind and other renewable energy opportunities at NAIHC Legal Symposium December 6 in Las Vegas

By transitioning from reliance on coal-based energy produced by state-regulated utilities to reservation-based renewable energy, tribes enhance their economic independence, promote tribal environmental values and reduce energy costs.  

Godfrey & Kahn’s Indian Nations Practice Group leader Brian Pierson and Energy Strategies team leader John Clancy will present “Financing Clean, Cost-Effective Renewable Energy for Tribal Housing” on Tuesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the National American Indian Housing Council’s Legal Symposium at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Illustrating with real world, Indian country examples, we will describe how formation of limited liability companies enables tribes and TDHEs, otherwise unable to take advantage of tax credits, to obtain financing from investors through the federal renewable energy tax credits and explain the role of power purchase agreements, net metering and other issues relating to the economics of renewable energy. Brian Pierson will also present a legal update at 3:15 p.m. 

Godfrey & Kahn works extensively with tribes on the solar, wind and other renewable energy projects. For more information, contact Brian Pierson at 414.287.9456 or bpierson@gklaw.com. 

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