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    The Renewable Energy Industry: Hot Topics: Finance, Technology, Law and Risk Avoidance

    Arent Fox partner Jim Silkenat and associate Peter Norman hosted a seminar entitled “The Renewable Energy Industry: Hot Topics in Finance, Technology, Law and Risk Avoidance.”

    With bipartisan governmental support and vigorous participation by the private sector, renewable energy industries have exploded onto the scene. Firms and investors entering these new industries are taking an increasingly multidisciplinary approach to assessing the risks and potential rewards of going green.

    The panel, which included Wib Chesser, a partner at Arent Fox and the head of the firm’s patent group, explored the prospects for technological innovation and sustainable financial growth in the renewable energy industry, the legal obstacles and aids to such innovation and growth, and the risks facing renewable energy from the perspectives of government regulation, risk insurance, private equity financing and intellectual property.

    The event was held in Arent Fox's New York office and was co-sponsored with William Gallagher Associates, a leading risk insurance firm in the fields of technology and renewable energy.

    For a podcast recording of the event, click here (mp3, 41MB, 90 min.).

    For the event flyer, click here.