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      The American Bar Association
      Launches Monthly Teleconferences on Renewable Energy

      The Renewable Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar
      Association's SEER Section is launching a series of multi-site
      seminars/teleconferences, intended to be of interest to those involved
      in any aspect of law, policy, business or financing in the renewable
      energy field. The sessions, which will be held simultaneously in cities
      around the country including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Los
      Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Denver, Houston,
      Portland, Tallahassee, and Atlanta, will provide information about
      developments in renewable energy and will offer opportunities to network
      and discuss the subject matter with renewable energy lawyers, policy
      makers and business experts. Those unable to attend a seminar in person
      will be able to call into the teleconference. Knowledge of the legal
      framework is essential to understanding the opportunities and obstacles
      presented by national and state laws, regulations and executive orders
      as they evolve to address this emerging energy market segment. These
      seminars will enable all those essential to the development of this
      market to hear about important legal considerations, which can often
      dictate the feasibility of renewable energy projects.


      You are invited to join the first Multi-site Brown/bag Teleconference
      On Wednesday, September 15, 2004 on:


      California's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard ("RPS") Initiatives,
      and the Development of the Western Renewable Generation Information
      System ("WREGIS")

      Learn about:

      * major new implementation decisions and strategies with respect
      to California's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which calls for 20%
      renewable by 2010
      * the development and new implementation steps of the voluntary
      renewable energy generation data base and a registry for Renewable
      Energy Credits ( REC's) within the Western Interconnection, which covers
      11 Western states developed by WREGIS, a joint effort by the California
      Energy Commission, the Western Governors Association and the Western
      Regional Air Partnership. Such tracking systems are essential to support
      the growth of robust renewable markets, verification of compliance with
      policy mandates and consumer protection in voluntary green power
      markets.

      Speakers:

      Commissioner John Geesman, California Energy Commission, a leading
      proponent of renewable energy in California and plays a central role in
      the formation of renewable energy portfolio policies and procedures.

      Jeff Burks, Energy Policy Coordinator for the Utah Energy Office, and
      State Lead for the Western Governor's Association WREGIS Project

      Moderated by Carol Smoots, Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP and Monica Schwebs,
      California Energy Commission

      The Program will be offered:

      * LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO AT THELEN RIED & PRIEST LLP From 12-2 p.m.
      Pacific Time

      * BY VIDEO CONFERENCE AT THE OFFICES OF THELEN RIED & PRIEST LLP IN
      WASHINGTON D.C., LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, AND SAN JOSE from 12-2 p.m.
      Pacific Time. In New York we will be joined for comment by former
      Administrative Judge Eleanor Stein , who rendered the recommended
      decision on the New York RPS to the NY Public Service Commisssion, Kit
      Kennedy from Natural Resources Defense Council and Rich Miller from Con
      Edison, all of whom were integrally involved in the development of the
      New York RPS.

      * BY TELEPHONE HOOKUP AT HOST FIRM SEMINAR LOCATIONS IN HOUSTON,
      ATLANTA, CHICAGO, PORTLAND OR., DENVER, PHILADELPHIA , BOSTON AND
      TALLAHASSEE from 12-2 Pacific Time

      * By CALLING INTO THE TELECONFERENCE FROM YOUR DESK FROM
      12:30-1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

      REGISTRATION

      For information on how to register log onto
      http://www.abanet.org/environ/committees/renewableenergy/home.html


      Hold these dates:

      October 20, 2004: "On-site Generation -- Opportunities and Obstacles
      for Solar, Cogeneration, and Wind" Seminar 12-2 PM Eastern Time;
      Teleconference 12:30-1:30 PM Eastern Time. An expert panel will provide
      an overview of the regulatory structure governing on site power
      generation, of the various state and federal efforts to standardize
      interconnection with the power grid, and of issues relating to standby
      charges and net metering. The program will include a case study of the
      wind turbine planned for installation at the top of the Freedom Tower at
      the World Trade Center site. To register log onto
      http://store.mountainmedia.com/ceepinc/calendar.cfm?do=detail&d=3191&c=4943&
      p=24786


      November 18, 2004: "Renewable Energy Credits" Seminar 12-2 PM Eastern
      Time; Teleconference 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time will cover the current
      status of RECs in the various states, legal ownership of RECs where
      existing long term Power Purchase Agreements are silent, moving the REC
      from contract right to commodity, and a look to the future.

      December 15, 2004: "Federal and State Tax and Other Incentives to
      Promote Renewables" Seminar 12-2 PM Eastern Time; Teleconference
      12:30-1:30 PM Eastern Time, will address the role of Federal and State
      tax incentives in driving renewables energy financing, policy questions
      as to state and federal involvement, and workable precedents for
      strengthening market incentives.

      Other programs will follow monthly

      The seminar/teleconference series is being organized by Committee
      Vice-Chairs Edna Sussman of the law firm of Hoguet Newman & Regal LLP
      and Robert S. Faron, Esq. for the ABA Renewable Energy Committee chaired
      by Roger Feldman of the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, LLP. For more
      information about later programs: e-mail esussman@...

      - Edna R. Sussman
      HOGUET NEWMAN & REGAL, LLP
      10 East 40th Street
      New York, NY 10016

      tel. 212-689-8808
      fax 212-689-5101
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        Subject: [hreg] Amer. Bar Assoc. launches RE info share

        The American Bar Association
        Launches Monthly Teleconferences on Renewable Energy

        The Renewable Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar
        Association's SEER Section is launching a series of multi-site
        seminars/teleconferences, intended to be of interest to those involved
        in any aspect of law, policy, business or financing in the renewable
        energy field. The sessions, which will be held simultaneously in cities
        around the country including New York, San Francisco, Boston, Los
        Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Denver, Houston,
        Portland, Tallahassee, and Atlanta, will provide information about
        developments in renewable energy and will offer opportunities to network
        and discuss the subject matter with renewable energy lawyers, policy
        makers and business experts. Those unable to attend a seminar in person
        will be able to call into the teleconference. Knowledge of the legal
        framework is essential to understanding the opportunities and obstacles
        presented by national and state laws, regulations and executive orders
        as they evolve to address this emerging energy market segment. These
        seminars will enable all those essential to the development of this
        market to hear about important legal considerations, which can often
        dictate the feasibility of renewable energy projects.


        You are invited to join the first Multi-site Brown/bag Teleconference
        On Wednesday, September 15, 2004 on:


        California's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard ("RPS") Initiatives,
        and the Development of the Western Renewable Generation Information
        System ("WREGIS")

        Learn about:

        *        major new implementation decisions and strategies with respect
        to California's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which calls for 20%
        renewable by 2010
        *       the development and new implementation steps of the voluntary
        renewable energy generation data base and a registry for Renewable
        Energy Credits ( REC's) within the Western Interconnection, which covers
        11 Western states developed by  WREGIS, a joint effort by the California
        Energy Commission, the Western Governors Association and the Western
        Regional Air Partnership. Such tracking systems are essential to support
        the growth of robust renewable markets, verification of compliance with
        policy mandates and consumer protection in voluntary green power
        markets.

        Speakers:

        Commissioner John Geesman, California Energy Commission, a leading
        proponent of renewable energy in California and plays a central role in
        the formation of renewable energy portfolio policies and procedures.

        Jeff Burks, Energy Policy Coordinator for the Utah Energy Office, and
        State Lead for the Western Governor's Association WREGIS Project

        Moderated by Carol Smoots, Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP and Monica Schwebs,
        California Energy Commission

        The Program will be offered:

        *       LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO AT THELEN RIED & PRIEST LLP From 12-2 p.m.
        Pacific Time

        *      BY VIDEO CONFERENCE AT THE OFFICES OF THELEN RIED & PRIEST LLP IN
        WASHINGTON D.C., LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, AND SAN JOSE from 12-2 p.m.
        Pacific Time. In New York we will be joined for comment by former
        Administrative Judge Eleanor Stein , who rendered the recommended
        decision on the New York RPS to the NY Public Service Commisssion,  Kit
        Kennedy from Natural Resources Defense Council and Rich Miller from Con
        Edison, all of whom were integrally involved in the development of the
        New York RPS.

        *        BY TELEPHONE HOOKUP AT HOST FIRM SEMINAR LOCATIONS IN HOUSTON,
        ATLANTA, CHICAGO, PORTLAND OR., DENVER, PHILADELPHIA , BOSTON AND
        TALLAHASSEE from 12-2 Pacific Time

        *        By CALLING INTO THE TELECONFERENCE FROM YOUR DESK FROM
        12:30-1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

        REGISTRATION

        For information on how to register log onto
        http://www.abanet.org/environ/committees/renewableenergy/home.html


        Hold these dates:

        October 20, 2004:  "On-site  Generation -- Opportunities and Obstacles
        for Solar, Cogeneration, and Wind"  Seminar 12-2 PM Eastern Time;
        Teleconference 12:30-1:30 PM Eastern Time. An expert panel will provide
        an overview of the regulatory structure governing on site power
        generation, of the various state and federal efforts to standardize
        interconnection with the power grid, and of issues relating to standby
        charges and net metering. The program will include a case study of the
        wind turbine planned for installation at the top of the Freedom Tower at
        the World Trade Center site. To register log onto
        http://store.mountainmedia.com/ceepinc/calendar.cfm?do=detail&d=3191&c=4943&
        p=24786


        November 18, 2004:  "Renewable Energy Credits" Seminar 12-2 PM Eastern
        Time; Teleconference 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time will cover the current
        status of RECs in the various states, legal ownership of RECs where
        existing long term Power Purchase Agreements are silent, moving the REC
        from contract right to commodity, and a look to the future.

        December 15, 2004:  "Federal and State Tax and Other Incentives to
        Promote Renewables" Seminar 12-2 PM Eastern Time; Teleconference
        12:30-1:30 PM Eastern Time, will address the role of Federal and State
        tax incentives in driving renewables energy financing,  policy questions
        as to state and federal involvement, and workable precedents for
        strengthening market incentives.

        Other programs will follow monthly

        The seminar/teleconference series is being organized by Committee
        Vice-Chairs Edna Sussman of the law firm of Hoguet Newman & Regal LLP
        and Robert S. Faron, Esq. for the ABA Renewable Energy Committee chaired
        by Roger Feldman of the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, LLP. For more
        information about later programs: e-mail esussman@...

        - Edna R. Sussman
        HOGUET NEWMAN & REGAL, LLP
        10 East 40th Street
        New York, NY 10016

        tel. 212-689-8808
        fax 212-689-5101




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