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Obtaining Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in California (Audio Only)

1h 1m

Created on January 18, 2018




This program will provide an overview of environmental permits for renewable energy projects in California, with a focus on utility-scale solar projects. The program will be useful to any attorney representing energy businesses, real estate or energy project developers, manufacturers, utilities, or any business seeking to develop projects with a renewable energy component.

Gordon Hart, Partner at Paul Hastings, will begin by discussing the overall landscape of renewable energy in California before moving onto the processes for seeking permits for projects on both private and federal land. The program will include with a discussion of best practices to help you and your client avoid and prepare for litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview of the renewable energy landscape in California, with a closer look at the renewable portfolio standard
  2. Examine the overall context of environmental permitting for public or private lands, and various items of consideration including the acquisition of land rights, power purchase agreements, land use entitlements, and resource agency permits
  3. Review the areas of state and federal law under which litigation is most likely to occur, and develop best practices for both avoiding and preparing for such litigation

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