Tribal Energy Development in the Great Lakes Conference

20 February 2014

New opportunities for Tribal projects, new policies, regulations and markets

Renewable energy development has become a top priority for many Midwest Tribes seeking to (1) strengthen sovereignty through energy independence, (2) promote environmental stewardship by transitioning from reliance on energy from coal-fired plants that contribute to climate change and contaminate reservation air and waterways and (3) reduce long term energy costs.

This conference focused on opportunities for projects in the Great Lakes area. Discussions include: federal, state and private grant, loan and other incentive programs, long term energy market trends, the practicalities of funding projects, structuring deals, tools for overcoming regulatory hurdles, and the transmission of reservation-generated energy to market and more.

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ERM at the event

Update on Current Environmental Issues for Combustion-Related Generation and Their Impact on Energy Markets
21 February 2014

ERM’s Michael Zebell, P.E., Senior Consultant, shared his expertise on biomass and waste-to-energy: When are they clean and renewable enough to qualify under Tribal and state RPS programs? What environmental impacts can be impediments to development?

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