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.
Gordon E. Hart is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He focuses on environmental and land use law, and government advocacy. His practice includes permitting, enforcement, transactional and litigation issues on behalf of real estate developers, energy project developers, commercial property owners, public agencies, manufacturers, and environmental service and waste management companies.
Mr. Hart's work on behalf of clients encompasses the following:
Speaking Engagements and Publications
Professional and Community Involvement
Instructive on the complex nature of permitting even relatively simple solar energy projects
Good intro overview. I learned a lot.