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Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series

12/7/2011 5:30pm7:30pm

Nuts and Bolts of Wind Energy: Notes from the Field

Wind turbines are a familiar site for most Californians, with development throughout the state from the southern desert to the northern hills. In the past few years, the blades of the industry have been spinning, with new and repower projects proposed in familiar and expanded territories. At the same time, wildlife, mainly birds and bats, have led to siting challenges that require close coordination among stakeholders throughout industry, government, environmental groups, and academia. Join leaders from the wind world as they delve into the history of wind, where we are now, the California wind energy siting conundrum, recent policy developments—such as recently-published U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service guidelines that hope to address siting challenges—and where we go from here.

Moderator:
Ashley Conrad-Saydah,
Bureau of Land Management 

Presenters:
Andrew Bell,
The Law Office of Andrew C. Bell 

Garry George,
Audubon California     

Rick Miller,
Permitting Manager, Southwest Region,
enXco     

Marie Strassburger, Regional Migratory Bird Chief,
US Fish & Wildlife Service  

Location and Time:
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
17th Floor Conference Room
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
T: 415.954.4400 

Registration:
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm 

Program:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Teleconference option available upon registration.

MCLE: 1.0 hour

Sponsored By:

Berkeley Law Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
The Environmental Law Institute

Presentations can be found here:

1. Rick Miller Presentation

2. Marie Strassburger Presentation

3. Andrew Bell Presentation

4. Garry Georg Presentation

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