Wave Energy: Devices, Deployment, Project Finance, and Policies_join us April 20

13-Apr-2011 | News-Press Release

Washington, DC Hosted By:

Morrison & Foerster, LLP
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20006
Jennifer Martin

Onsite Attendee Discount Code:


Wave energy, though in its infancy in the U.S. as an industry, is one of the largest and most broadly accessible marine resources, with the potential to supply enough power for the entire world. This installment of the 2010-2011 ABA-ACORE Webinar Series will explore basic technologies being used for wave energy devices, as well as current experimental developments in the wave industry today. It will also examine how new federal initiatives, such as the Smart from the Start program, together with the newly-reorganized Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, may facilitate and assist in overcoming the domestic deployment challenges this alternative energy currently faces.

A number of technological, environmental, regulatory, and funding issues are all associated with wave energy projects. For this reason, our panelists will provide a “wave energy 101” which will focus on these matters, discuss where wave energy technology tends to be focused in the U.S. presently, and address adaptive management issues, coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) issues, and policies impacting the wave energy landscape today. Our panelists will also focus on project finance issues, including the types of studies, reports, and the like that need to be in place before equity and bank financing may be obtained.

This program is designed for experts and beginners in the wave energy industry. We hope you will join us for this informative session.

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 abaquestions@acore.org.

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 Co-Chairs:
Robert F. Riley, Partner, Williams Mullen PC (Washington, D.C.)
Michael W. Wise, McDonald Hopkins, LLC

Kimberly E. Diamond, Lowenstein Sandler PC
Michael W. Wise, McDonald Hopkins, LLC

Jason Busch, Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), Portland, OR
Cherise Oram, Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle, WA
Thomas McNulty, GL Garrad Hassan, Portland, OR

How to Join
To participate in this call, please register online at www.renewableenergyinfo.org There is a $40.00 administrative fee to participate.

You can join us at one of our host firm locations around the country or via webinar from your desk after registering online.

CLE Credits Available for Participants
New York State CLE credits are now available through the Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education. The administrative cost for CLE credits is $30.00. A list of states who have reciprocity with the New York State Bar can be viewed here

Attendees at several host firm locations also may be eligible for CLE credits from the host firms. Please check with your host firm for availability of CLE Credits.

Founding Partners
ABA SEER Renewable Energy Resources Committee
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership Inc.

Thank you to our 2010-2011 Host Firms

Robert F. Riley, ABA Teleconference Co-Chair, Williams Mullen PC
Michael W. Wise, ABA Teleconference Co-Chair, McDonald Hopkins, LLC


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