Join Stoel Rives partner John McKinsey in San Francisco at the two-day Energy in California conference, presented by Law Seminars International. John will be presenting at this conference on load matching technologies for solar and wind, and an update on new technologies.
California has established ambitious goals in generation mix, climate change policy, design and investment in the high-voltage transmission system, energy efficiency and standards for resource adequacy.This multi-faceted and evolving energy agenda must now deal with the consequences of the global financial meltdown and high unemployment.
Renewable technology is getting better and less expensive. Distributed generation may finally become cost effective. There is a ballot initiative regarding AB32 and the governor has established a renewable goal of 33% by 2020. Washington is trying to pass an Energy bill. The fast pace of change continues to be unrelenting.
This twelfth annual conference will bring together experts at the state and federal levels, as well as the private sector, to address the current state of energy markets, legislative and regulatory initiatives, the perspectives and concerns of the financial community, regulators and the private sector who must deal with the myriad practical issues which determine who will succeed in this rapidly evolving environment.