Webinars

Environmental Assessments in the Great Lakes Region Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Windustry with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on May 18, 2010. The webinar provided a discussion of discuss environmental assessments for land-based wind energy development in and near communities along the Great Lakes.

Presenters for the webinar included:

  • David Stout, Chairman of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Charles McKeown, Renewable Energy Policy Program Manager, MSU Land Policy Institute
  • Michael D. Ernst, Esq., Director, Regulatory Affairs, Tetra Tech

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Windustry Webinar - PTC, ITC or Cash Grant?

Webinar Series: Financing for Community Wind and Community Energy Projects

This is a recording of the first in a four-part webinar series at no charge that will provide attendees with vital information regarding Community Wind and Community Energy project financing in the new policy environment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Windustry Webinar

PTC, ITC or Cash Grant:
Where should a community wind developer begin?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This webinar presented information about:

  • The opportunities relating to each incentive as outlined in the ARRA
  • What it takes to get a U.S. Treasury Cash Grant in lieu of tax credits, including:
    • How to access the funds
    • How and when to get project costs certified
    • What to expect in the application process
    • What the requirements are for submission

Moderator:
Lisa Daniels, Windustry

Panelists:
Jim Duffy, Nixon Peabody LLP
Forrest David Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP
Matt Ferguson, Reznick Group
Julie Newland, Reznick Group
Kevin Schulte, Sustainable Energy Developments

 

A transcript in Adobe Reader (PDF) format is also available in the link below:
Windustry Webinar Transcript

This webinar was presented by Windustry.
Windustry

In-kind sponsorship of this webinar was provided by National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Nixon Peabody LLP, Reznick Group, and Sustainable Energy Developments (SED).

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Reznick Group
Nixon Peabody LLP Sustainable Energy Developments

Offshore Wind Potential for the Great Lakes, January 30, 2009

Here are the presentation slides from the Offshore Wind Potential for the Great Lakes webinar that was presented on January 30, 2009.

 

    Webinar: Landowner Options Wind Energy in Great Lakes Region

     Webinar:  Landowner Options Wind Energy- October 11, 2007

     

    Links to webinar materials:

    • Wind Energy: Landowner Options - This presentation covers the different options landowners have for participating in wind energy, with much of the presentation devoted to best practices and tips for leasing your land to a wind developer.
    • Using a Dispersed Strategy in Your Region - This presentation covers the basics of transmission and distribution and how to use transmission maps and tables.

    We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.

    Webinar: The New Federal Tax Exempt Bonding Bill for Community Energy

    The New Federal Tax Exempt Bonding Bill for Community Energy webinar was recorded on June 1, 2007.

    The proposed Rural Community Renewable Energy Bonds Act (S. 672), introduced by Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) and Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR), would provide tax exempt private purpose bonds to fund locally owned community energy projects, e.g. those under 40 MW with at least 49% local ownership. If enacted, this bill would give local community energy project developers a better alternative to federal renewable energy production tax credit funding.

    To view just the slides from the presentations, click on the links in the list of speakers, below.

    Speakers include:

    John Covert
    Executive Director, Colorado Working Landscapes (Introduction)
    Presentation: Introduction

    Lisa Daniels
    Executive Director, Windustry (Moderator)
    Presentation: Financing Locally Owned Wind Projects

    Steve Black
    Energy Advisor to Senator Salazar

    Gregory Johnson
    Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP
    Presentation: New Financing Opportunities for Renewable Energy

    Lee White
    Executive Vice-President, George K. Baum & Company
    Presentation: Financing Renewable Energy Projects

    Andy Olsen
    Environmental Law and Policy Center
    Presentation: Next Steps

    For more information about the Rural Community Renewable Energy Bond Act contact:

    Lee White
    Renewable Energy Finance Coalition (http://www.refcoalition.com)
    303-292-1600
    whiteml@gkbaum.com

    Webinar Sponsored by:
    Renewable Energy Finance Coalition
    Environmental Law and Policy Center
    Windustry

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