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California and the U.S. Department of Energy Take Action to Smooth the Way for Renewable Projects.

April 2012

Citation: ELR 10327

Author: Elizabeth "Betsy" Lake, Madeline Stone, and Doug Karpa

Policymakers at both state and federal levels are likely to continue their efforts to promote renewable energy development in ways both large and small. However, as with
the current set of legislative and regulatory changes, how big an effect these changes will have on the ground will depend on whether projects will be able to take advantage of new streamlining and other benefits. As renewable project proponents seek to avail themselves of the opportunities offered by these legislative and regulatory changes, navigating the way through the various requirements will be increasingly important and require careful legal consideration.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Lake is a Partner in the Government Practice Group in Holland & Knight’s San Francisco office. Madeline Stone is Of Counsel in the Public Policy and Regulation practice group of Holland & Knight’s Government Section. Doug Karpa is an Associate in the West Coast Land Use and Environment Group in the firm’s San Francisco office.

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