Overview

Renewable Energy Seminar & Teleconference Series

Welcome to the monthly Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series brought to you by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in collaboration with the Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar Association SEER Section and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

These monthly seminars provide an opportunity to network and discuss the subject matter with renewable energy lawyers, federal and state policy makers, and business experts.

The programming is open to ACORE members, ABA members, BNEF subscribers and all those involved in aspects of law, policy, business, or financing in the renewable energy or distributed generation fields.

Our Next Seminar & Teleconference

Congressional Energy Reform - New Bills and the Impact on Industry

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Congress is currently drafting the first comprehensive energy bill since the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwomen Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) have publically expressed their desires to introduce a Senate energy bill with four titles – efficiency, infrastructure, supply, and government accountability and reform – ready by the end of June and introduced before the August recess.  Meanwhile Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is considering an energy package that focuses on infrastructure, boosting the energy workforce, and promoting energy efficiency. Both committees are holding hearings to discuss the potential bills and the impacts on the energy industry. Given the focus on grid modernization in both bills, could this be the moment to begin transition of outdated infrastructure to a more innovative energy system?  This webinar will include an in-depth legislative update on the status and progress of the hearings in both houses,  the practical significance of the proposals, and the feasibility and potential outcomes of getting an energy reform bill to the President’s desk.

Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers' presentations. Please email questions to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Call Times:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am - 9:30 am Alaskan

Teleconference Chairs:
Kimberly E. Diamond, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Roger D. Stark
Sarah A.W. Fitts, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Moderator:
Todd Foley, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Policy & Government Relations, Chief Strategy Officer, ACORE

Speakers:
Mark W. Menezes, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
Colin Hayes, Deputy Staff Director, Chairwoman Murkowski, Senate ENR Committee
Chris J. Rauscher, J.D., Policy Advisor, Senator Angus S. King, Jr., Maine