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January 31, 2024   |  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

CCUS/S Surface and Mineral Estate Agreements and Managing Competing Ownership Claims

What should agreements with surface, minerals, and pore space owners look like? Dive into the key legal issues that should be considered when negotiating and preparing CCUS/S agreements with surface owners and mineral owners. We will also explore the title issues related to the development of CCUS and hydrogen projects including ownership of “surface,” “minerals,” and pore space; conflicts between mineral ownership and surface use for pipeline operation; and the tools available to resolve ownership conflicts.
Presenters: Brent Chicken, Andy Graham & Jeff Nehr (Hope Utilities)

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February 28, 2024  |  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Tax Credits for Renewables Under the Inflation Reduction Act

The various tax credits available under the Inflation Reduction Act can be difficult to understand. This session will discuss these tax credits for renewables such as solar and hydrogen and give an overview of some of the significant changes the Inflation Reduction Act has brought to renewable tax credits including direct pay and transferability.
Presenters: John Chadd & Chrissy Green

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March 20, 2024   |  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Pioneering Hydrogen: Envisioning a Future Hydrogen Economy Through an Analysis of the DOE’s Hydrogen Hubs 

We’ll discuss the current legal framework relevant to developing a hydrogen economy and provide an overview of the various hydrogen hubs set to receive funding from the DOE. The overview will show how the hydrogen hubs could act as an incubator for a future hydrogen economy while also covering potential obstacles.
Presenters: Braden Christopher, Ben Kirchner, & Perry Babb (KeyState Energy)

April 8, 2024   |  1:00 - 2:45 p.m. EDT

Solar Horizons: Policy Updates and Hot Topics

Hear from an industry representative regarding solar energy policy at both the federal and state levels, with a particular focus on Pennsylvania’s solar landscape. A panel of speakers will explore issues including zoning challenges, construction advancements, and legislative trends.
Presenters: Rich Bowden (Allegheny College), Chad Forcey (PCEF), Britt Freund, Andy Graham, Zach Norwood (Crawford County, PA), Brian Pulito, & Aaron Steely (Cypress Creek Renewables)

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July 31, 2024   |  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals: The Future is Now

Rare Earth Elements (REE’s) and other Critical Minerals are now a part of the popular energy transition lexicon in the United States. These elements have largely been mined and processed overseas, mainly in China. They are vitally important in many applications such as electric vehicles, wind turbines, smartphones and defense technologies. Given the pervasive need for REE’s and concerns over supply chain disruption, private and public efforts have been launched to develop a domestic supply. The new domestic focus on national security, infrastructure, energy independence and advanced technologies has engendered new and renewed interest in mining, development, processing, and commercial distribution of REE’s. We’ll explore the nature of REE’s and the challenges, both legal and economic, in identifying and developing domestic sources of REE’s and other Critical Minerals.
Presenters: BJ Sturgill, Gary Holland, Michael Peelish

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