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