Albany Law School's Government Law Center hosted a national teleconference today that examined the expansion of markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The teleconference entitled "Maximizing Use of Government Incentives to Finance Renewable Energy Development" featured a presentation by Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewables; and a response to his remarks by panelists representing the private, non-profit and legal sectors.
The teleconference included over 500 participants from across the country in numerous sites. The discussion primarily focused on how the diversity of governmental programs designed to encourage various types of clean energy and energy transportation development challenges the creativity of entrepreneurs and financiers.
Peter R. Keane, senior counsel at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and a member of the Albany Law School Class of 1997, led a discussion following the teleconference about local resources and opportunities in the renewable energy field.
The teleconference was presented by The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) in collaboration with the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, Resources Renewable Energy Committee and Special Committee on Energy and Environmental Finance.
This program is part of a series of monthly teleconferences to encourage information sharing about renewable energy resources among business, government and academics. The Government Law Center has hosted and will continue to host these events as part of its growing interest and involvement in law and policy issues affecting renewable energy. Last June, the Government Law Center sponsored, with NYSERDA, a day long conference covering the legal and policy issues involved with the siting and construction of wind energy facilities in New York State.
For more information about the Government Law Center's programs in renewable energy, visit www.albanylaw.edu/glc or contact Luke Bierman at 518-472-5849 or LBier@albanylaw.edu.