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Tribal Energy Development in the Great Lakes

February 20, 2014 - February 21, 2014
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, Tribal representatives, industry executives and governmental officials

Why You Should Attend

Renewable energy development has become a top priority for many Midwest Tribes seeking to (1) strengthen sovereignty through energy independence, (2) promote environmental stewardship by transitioning from reliance on energy from coal-fired plants that contribute to climate change and contaminate reservation air and waterways and (3) reduce long term energy costs.

This conference focuses on opportunities for projects in the Great Lakes area. We will discuss federal, state and private grant, loan and other incentive programs, long term energy market trends, the practicalities of funding projects, structuring deals, tools for overcoming regulatory hurdles, and the transmission of reservation-generated energy to market and more. Panelists will explain business structures that enable Tribes to partner with investors and developers to take advantage of federal tax incentives, sharply reducing the cost of developing renewable energy in Indian communities.

Our distinguished faculty of attorneys, Tribal representatives, industry executives and consultants will share the lessons learned from their Indian country energy development projects, the pitfalls they encountered and practical tips that will help attendees pursue their own renewable energy projects.

~ Jeffrey A. Crawford, Esq., Forest County Potawatomi Community and Brian L. Pierson, Esq., Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

What You Will Learn

  • Energy law 101, environmental law 101 and Indian law 101: How the three interact for Tribal resource development

  • The long term competitive outlook for renewable energy

  • Practical tips for taking advantage of available financing

  • Midwest renewable energy case studies

  • Current environmental issues for combustion-related generation and their impact on energy markets

  • New leasing rules for renewable energy development

  • Tribal utilities

For more information about this conference or to register, please visit the event website.

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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