Renewable Energy on Public Lands

Renewable Energy on Public Lands
Recorded on Thursday, December 3, 2015:

Please call 818.888.4444 to purchase a recording

1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

The development of Energy Resources on Public Lands has been a controversial topic for decades, principally because of environmental and other opposition to the development of coal mining, petroleum and gas extraction, and associated energy production facilities. More recently the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has emphasized and facilitated the development of renewable energy (geothermal, wind, and solar) on public lands. Solar energy production on public lands grew dramatically as a result of coordinated BLM and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) approaches, the advent of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), State Renewable Portfolio Standards, and the federal Investment Tax Credit.

In this webinar, the panel will discuss prospects for continued renewable energy development on public lands, including the economic and political forces at play (e.g. California’s new 50% RPS), new species sensitivities, and the enduring issue of transmission.

The panel will address the following topics:

  • Lessons learned from recent development: consensus and controversy
  • The pending Federal Land Use Plan Amendment in California and its impacts
  • The split among Circuit Courts of Appeal on the reach of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • The Geography of Energy: the possible new CAISO, imports and exports, and the WECC
  • Can FLPMA accommodate more dedicated uses (energy, mitigation) on public lands?

Please join us for this timely discussion on renewable energy development on public lands.


Peter H. Weiner, Partner, Environmental and Energy Practice, Paul Hastings LLP


Joy Page, Policy Advisor, Renewable Energy & Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife

Elizabeth Klein, Counselor to the Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior

Thomas Pogacnik, Deputy State Director for Natural Resources Division, Bureau of Land Management, California


Erin Dolleris

Webinar Producer

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How It Works

The 90 minute session is interactive and you will be able to submit questions -live- to our esteemed speakers - via computer during the session. However, please note that since this is a discussion and not a formal presentation the only visual elements will be the information contained herein.
You will receive confirmation of your registration via email.
A separate email sent a (business) day before the webinar will include a toll free dial-in phone number and access code to dial into the seminar. It will also include the Internet address and login instructions to access the webinar.
At the time of the interactive session, you will call into the toll-free number via phone or speakerphone and log in to the special website. You will follow the presentation on the web; the Instructors will manage the timing and page changes of the presentation directly.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions at specified times during the presentation. All participants will be able to hear both the questions and answers.

Single Connection: $99.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $50.00

A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.

By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.

If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $50 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.

Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.

  • Tuesday, 03 November 2015