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

Fall Legislative Agenda:  Energy and Tax Policy Front and Center

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

As Congress returns from the August recess, looming energy debates will heat up in both chambers. In July, the Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly to move a two year tax extenders bill out of committee. The mark-up includes a 2-year retroactive extension of the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), as well as credits for biofuels production, bonus depreciation, and nonbusiness energy property.  Bipartisan efforts to add “commence construction” language to the Business Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar energy were withdrawn, although several senators agreed to reintroduce the amendment and consider it on the Senate floor.  Additionally, legislation to extend master limited partnership tax treatment to renewable energy is picking up bipartisan support and both houses have passed separate versions of energy bills that aim to modernize energy infrastructure, efficiency, supply and accountability.  Will the Congress extend the important renewable energy tax credits, for how long?  Will MLP Parity Act Legislation move forward and what are the prospects for broader energy legislation?  Energy tax and policy will be front and center this Fall, get the latest on what to expect.

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:
Sarah A.W. FittsDebevoise & Plimpton LLP
Roger D. StarkStark Energy Consulting LLC
Gene GurevichSecuring America's Future Energy
Matthew J. Frank, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Grant Rauscher, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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

Katie Cullen, Partner, SC Partners LLC
Steve Vavrik, Chief Commercial Officer, Apex Clean Energy
Pat Bousliman, Government Relations, Subject Matter