17th Gallivan Conference - How Can Connecticut Encourage Developers to Choose Renewable Energy?
- When: March 25, 2010, 8:00 am - 1:15 pm
- Where: William F. Starr Hall William R. Davis Courtroom and Reading Room (Second Floor)
Real estate developers who aim to incorporate renewable energy — energy from solar, wind, hydrogen, geothermal, and similar sources — into their projects face complicated legal and financial challenges. The 17th Gallivan Conference will consider how Connecticut can increase the use of renewable energy in real estate development projects. Speakers will identify the state’s most significant legal barriers to on-site renewable energy, analyze successful programs in other states, and address the needs of various stakeholders.
Special thanks to the University of Connecticut School of Law – Center for Energy and Environmental Law for co-sponsoring this event.
8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Renewable from the Start
What policies and laws encourage developers to invest in on-site renewable energy?
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Lise Dondy, VP, CT Innovations; President, CT Clean Energy Fund; leads two state agencies that have channeled over $100 million into renewable energy projects.
Brad Mondschein, Member, Pullman & Comley LLC; writes a nationally recognized blog on green energy and development law.
David Tanner ’09, Law Clerk, U.S. Green Building Council; the nonprofit organization that administers the LEED green building rating system.
Moderator: Josef Volman ’91, Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP
10:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Operating with Renewable Energy
What legal issues arise when building owners pass the cost of their investment in renewable energy to commercial tenants, residential tenants, and other users?
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Bruce Becker, President, Becker and Becker Associates, Inc.; is developing the state’s largest residential green building project, 360 State Street, in downtown New Haven.
Peter Britell, Of Counsel, Dewey LeBoeuf; adjunct professor, University of Miami School of Law; is writing a forthcoming casebook on green building law.
Paul McCary, Partner and co-chair Energy Industry Group, Murtha Cullina LLP; represents Elm Electric Cooperative, Inc., in its efforts to fully utilize fuel cell in residential application.
Moderator: Lynn Fountain ’04, Associate in Energy and Utility Law, Day Pitney LLP
12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
Registration is free by calling Linda Kirk at (860) 570-5241 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Jane Thierfeld Brown at (860) 570-5130 at least two weeks in advance.