2010

March 26, 2010 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Tax Credit Financing - Clean Renewable Energy Bonds & Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds: Opportunities and Challenges

This call, part of the CESA Finance Series, will review the two federal tax credit bonding instruments - CREBs and QECBs - that can be used to finance municipal clean energy projects.

April 8, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

States Advancing Wind Webinar: State Policies and Programs to Advance Distributed Wind Projects

This webinar explores how states can support behind-the-meter, distributed generation wind projects with smart financial and technical assistance. It is the first in a series of state wind policy briefings organized by Clean Energy States Alliance's States Advancing Wind project.

April 23, 2010 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Role of State Clean Energy Funds as Equity Investors in Clean Tech

This presentation is one in a series on financing tools and examining the role of state clean energy funds as equity investors in emerging clean energy companies.

May 13, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm

METAP Webinar: Marine Technology Overview

This webinar launched a new DOE/NREL/States Marine Energy Technology Advancement Partnership and introduced participants to the projects purpose and activities. The webinar also provided an overview of marine energy technologies and discussed the U.S. DOE marine energy program and roadmap.

May 28, 2010 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Financing Renewable Energy Projects with Tax-Exempt and Taxable Bonds

In this webinar, John M. May (Stern Brothers & Co.) will discuss specific case studies for the use of bond debt in the biofuels, biomass, wind, solar, cogen/CHP and geothermal and hydro segments.

June 1, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Effective Public Financing Tools to Support Distributed Wind Development

This webinar explored the variety of useful and innovative financing tools that states can use to support greater deployment of distributed wind projects, as well as tools states can use to complement existing federal financing mechanisms such as the Investment Tax Credit and Treasury Cash Grant. This webinar is the second in a series of state wind policy briefings organized by Clean Energy States Alliance's States Advancing Wind project. It is made possible by the Department of Energy's Wind Powering America State Outreach Project.

June 16, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm

METAP Webinar: Marine Technology Industry Status Briefing

This webinar, the second in a series for CESA's Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), will provide an overview of the industry status of marine energy technologies. Speakers will discuss the following topics: What affects the cost and performance of marine renewables? How can future costs be reduced to become cost competitive? What are the obstacles to getting projects in the water? What is role of states in advancing the technology?

July 15, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm

METAP Webinar: Marine Energy Regulatory Framework: Challenges & Solutions

This webinar, the third in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), reviews the regulatory framework surrounding marine energy projects.

August 19, 2010

METAP Webinar: Ecological Effects of Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Projects

This webinar, the fourth in a series for the State/Federal Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project (METAP), will review the ecological effects of Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) projects and the regulatory response. To date, MHK systems and their impacts have not been widely tested. As more MHK projects are going through state and federal licensing applications, understanding of potential environmental impacts to aquatic organisms and marine ecosystems is increasing. This webinar will focus on the MHK environmental permitting process in the US, the environmental challenges posed by MHK projects, risk evaluation and potential mitigation strategies.

September 9, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

METAP Webinar: Hydrokinetic Testing Needs and Existing US Capabilities

September 28, 2010 3:00pm — 4:30pm Eastern

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Technology and State Policy

On this NCSL-CESA webinar, individuals working on hydrogen & fuel cell commercialization and deployment from four organizations will provide an overview of their work and resources they have created that are helpful to state clean energy officials.

September 30, 2010 1:00pm — 2:00pm Eastern

Webinar: FERC Ruling and Feed-in Tariffs

This webinar reviews Feed-in Tariff policy options for states, given the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) July 15, 2010 ruling that state legislatures and PUCs are preempted from establishing a FIT rate that is inconsistent with PURPA.

October 14, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

States Advancing Wind Webinar: Evaluating the Visual Impact of Wind Turbines: A Methodology for State Officials

In this webinar presentation, landscape architect Jean Vissering reviews her draft report for CESA, "A Visual Impact Assessment Process for Wind Energy Projects." This report was created as part of CESA's States Advancing Wind Project, funded by DOE's Wind Powering America program.

October 20 - 21, 2010 4:00pm — 9:30am Pacific

2010 National Summit on RPS

The National Summit on RPS provides a forum for state officials interested in implementing or increasing the effectiveness of their RPS programs to meet an exchange ideas. The 2010 Summit was held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets conference in Portland, Oregon.

November 19, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

Webinar: Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, Part I

This is the first part of a two-part series of webinars for CESA members and members of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative to explore the topic of the greenhouse gas impacts of biomass energy and implications for state RPS and renewable policy, in light of the recent Manomet report, "Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study."

December 1, 2010 9:30am — 11:00am Eastern

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain SESSION #1

The speakers on this first webinar of the U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) and Clean Energy States Alliance series to explore how to build the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will walk us through their experience working for the UK's Crowne Estate to enable supply chain development for Round 3 of the UK's Offshore Wind Energy Strategy and Structure. The speakers have a decade of experience in working to build the UK's offshore wind supply chain and market.

December 14, 2010 12:30pm — 1:30pm Eastern

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Webinar: DOE/CESA/TTC Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Brown Bag Series Kickoff

DOE, CESA, and TTC kickstarted the return of their joint hydrogen and fuel cells brown bag webinar series with this event, on which Sunita Satyapal, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies manager, provided an up-to-date overview of DOE's Fuel Cel Technologies program activities.

December 15, 2010 9:30am — 11:00am Eastern

OSW Webinar: Building the U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain, SESSION #2

The guest speakers on this second webinar focusing on building the U.S. offshore wind supply chain will discuss how regions of the U.S. can prepare for an offshore wind industry by capitalizing on their regional strengths and learning from the UK's decade of experience in offshore wind supply chain building.


December 17, 2010 1:00pm — 2:30pm Eastern

Webinar: Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, PART II

On this webinar, Maggie Mann of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Chris Recchia of the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) will be continuing the discussion from the November 19, 2010 webinar, Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, PART I.