On Monday November 7, 2011, fourteen speakers and over 100 attendees met at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for the 2011 Renewable Energy Law & Policy Summit. Participants from the fields of law, government, industry and the non-profit world engaged in a full day of discussion about current and emerging trends in the law, policy and regulation of renewable energy.

The event was held in conjunction with the 24th Annual Industry Growth Forum, organized and run by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) the following three days. The 2011 Law & Policy Summit was made possible through generous support provided by Holland & Hart LLP, NREL and the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the Sturm College of Law.

Special thanks to the following individuals for investing their expertise and time in the planning and operation of the first Law & Policy Summit:
Mark Safty, Holland & Hart LLP
Bob Noun, NREL
Don Smith, Sturm College of Law
K.K. DuVivier, Sturm College of Law

View a slideshow of images from the Summit here.

A complete rundown of the events that day, including panel topics and biographies of all speakers, is available here.

Denver Law students contributed summaries of the presentations.
Click on a speaker’s name below to view these summaries.

Morning Keynote Address
“The Global Energy Economy and the Status of Renewable Energy”
David Eves, Public Service Company of Colorado

“Survey of U.S. Laws Affecting the Siting and Development of Renewable Energy Projects”
Maryanne Kurtinaitis, Bureau of Land Management
Sandra Snodgrass, Holland & Hart
K.K. DuVivier, Sturm College of Law

Lunch Keynote Address
“Renewable Energy: How Technology Innovation is Changing our Energy Future”
Dr. Dan Arvizu, NREL

“Regional and National Transmission Concerns and Progress”
John Bremer, Western Area Power Administration
Roxane Perruso, Power Company of Wyoming LLC

“Renewable Energy Incentives”
Todd Foley, American Council on Renewable Energy
Kate Marks, National Association of State Energy Officials
Keith Martin, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP

“The Future of Renewable Energy Law & Policy”
Theodore Matula, Duke Energy Renewables

For questions about the 2011 Renewable Energy Law & Policy Summit, please contact Randy Wagner

For information about Denver Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, click here.