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Siting and Permitting Large-Scale Renewables: Regulatory Considerations, Land Use Challenges, Best Practices

June 29, 2022
Strafford

Linda Sobczynski is a panelist on the Strafford webinar, "Siting and Permitting Large-Scale Renewables: Regulatory Considerations, Land Use Challenges, Best Practices."

Description

Demand for energy, availability of funding, and concerns over climate change continue to shift focus to renewable energy development. Large-scale renewable projects face various regulatory issues and a sensitive environment of renewable resources making siting and permitting of large-scale renewable energy facilities difficult.

Counsel must consider the risks in planning a large-scale renewable energy facility, from resource availability to public opposition and regulatory roadblocks. These projects require substantially more land and resources than fossil fuel projects and endure stiff resistance in the small town landscape and social-media-fueled campaigns blocking land use permits.

Facility developers, property owners, and their counsel must also navigate a battleground between federal, state, and local authorities to obtain siting and permitting approval.

Listen as our authoritative panel of legal specialists examines the factors involved in selecting the facility site and the appropriate siting and permitting body. The panel will also discuss risks and considerations during the various stages of an energy project, different state and county trends in siting restrictions, overcoming difficulties in siting and permitting, and other items impacting large-scale renewable energy projects.