The presentation is intended to address power purchase agreements and related documents for renewable energy developments. It will also give a brief overview of developments in law and policy on the federal and state levels affecting renewable energy initiatives.
Topics to be covered include the current state of renewable energy use and development in the U.S., an overview of power purchase agreements and related documents, practice tips and broader policy discussions about renewable energy now and in the future.
John’s practice focuses on environmental and construction law, representing residential, commercial and industrial real property owners, operators and developers, construction managers, contractors, design professionals and lenders. John guides clients in navigating complex issues relating to real estate acquisition and development, construction, property management, risk management and management of environmental conditions at facilities throughout the United States.
As a construction attorney, John employs his skills as a draftsman and negotiator specializing in the negotiation and drafting of design, design build, construction and procurement contracts. John also counsels clients on property acquisition, development and construction related business issues, such as pricing, avoidance and allocation of risk, scheduling, project delivery methods, insurance and bonding. With a strong knowledge and understanding of the entire design and construction process, John provides guidance from the earliest stages of project planning through final completion and occupancy, including the avoidance and/or resolution of related disputes, such as design and construction defects, property damage and neighboring property owner disputes, project delays and cost escalations.
John’s environmental practice focuses on complex brownfield and contaminated site remediation and redevelopment, environmental aspects of real estate transactions and corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and regulatory compliance. At the earliest project stages, whether an acquisition or rehabilitation of an existing facility or site development and ground up construction of a new building, John’s focus is on the anticipation, assessment and allocation of environmental risk. John also assists clients in the remediation and rehabilitation of contaminated properties, including entry and participation in complex regulatory programs such as the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program.
As both a construction and environmental attorney, John frequently represents clients in connection with such matters as cost-cap and fixed price remediation contracts, combined remediation and development projects and utility and energy infrastructure projects such as “turnkey” design-build and design-build-operate co-generation and solar PV projects.
Having begun his career as a litigator, John has extensive experience in all aspects of sophisticated commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. As a litigator, John has successfully handled matters involving environmental liability, cost recovery and cleanup, construction and design defects and contract claims, land use, loan workouts, commercial and residential leases, employment, franchise and commercial unfair competition and non-competition matters.
Before joining SPR, John spent 23 years, first as an associate and then as a partner, with the law firm of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP.
John’s work as an environmental and construction attorney has included major projects throughout the New York area, including:
Ed Roggenkamp is a seasoned litigator focused on resolving complex environmental matters, including cost recovery actions under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, toxic tort claims, challenges to environmental impact reviews under NEPA and its state equivalents, and enforcement actions and citizen suits under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and other environmental statutes. As a former professional actor and teacher, Ed understands the importance of crafting a persuasive narrative for the judge or jury, and breaking down complex scientific and technical issues into pieces that can be easily understood by a layperson.
Ed has worked extensively with technical and scientific experts to understand and remediate sites contaminated by historic industrial operations ranging from manufactured gas plants to pharmaceutical, dye, and textile manufacturers. This experience has allowed him not only to help his clients avoid liability for cleanup costs, but also to help clients that own contaminated sites to minimize the cost of remediating their property and proactively take steps to increase the likelihood of recovering remediation costs from other liable parties.
Ed advises clients on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions such as indemnity provisions, hazardous waste remediation, permitting, and post-transaction environmental compliance. He has been involved in various aspects of renewable energy development, transactions involving traditional fossil-fuel-fired power plants, and climate change regulation. He has also has defended clients in both formal and informal enforcement actions by the federal EPA and state and local regulators. His litigation experience allows him to understand and minimize environmental risk for his clients.
Really enjoyed this, very educational. Would love to see more CLE programs on this and similar "green" technologies affecting the legal world.
Great lecture. Learned quite a bit
Very helpful as we consider solar energy at a non profit- thanks
Excellent, well-organized presentation. Thank you.
Knowledgeable and articulate--great speaker.
Actually incredible I’ll call those guys
Very interesting topic. Thanks for including.
Good and thorough treatment remote subject.
Very interesting, as I have several PPAs pending.
Excellent contents and materials. Very useful and on point.
Interesting subject Great presenters
Good basic information
Excellent. I considered a PPA for my own home. After running numbers, I decided against it. I feel vindicated. Great deal of information, efficiently structured. Thank you.
Very informative for a cutting edge issue.
very detailed and "accessible" information
Having two people speak rather than one makes it more engaging to follow.
interesting topic on renewables
good overview and detailed