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LSI's 7th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest

Friday, August 05, 2011 - Saturday, August 06, 2011

04:00 AM BST - 04:00 AM BST

Law Seminars International presents its Seventh Annual Conference with leading federal and state policy makers, attorneys, developers, utility managers and financial players taking a fresh look at the renewable energy sector.

The speakers will address transmission constraints and the need to integrate intermittent renewable resources including challenges that may spur energy storage and smart grid development while creating a new role for natural gas generation. In light of the wind industry's unprecedented growth and the economy's unprecedented struggles, state incentive programs and national energy policy, as well as Ecology's and EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gas impacts, will be examined. Also discussed will be best practices for engaging wildlife agencies and prompting them to convert policy declarations into action and tips for dealing with BPA on integration into the grid and strategies for dealing with tribes as co-developers or commercial partners. A wrap-up panel will talk about structuring power sales agreements in ways that facilitate raising capital for new and growing ventures.

Paul Hastings partner Peter Weiner is a featured panelist on August 5th to discuss "Best Practices for Engaging Agencies" from 10:15 am to 11:30 am.- DOI policies affecting development of resources on federal lands;- How the federal family of agencies function together;- Right of way grants;- Tips for getting the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to translate policy into action

For additional information and to register, visit the LSI website here.

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