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A Comprehensive Conference on Current Challenges and Opportunities for

Tribal Energy in California and the Southwest

Strategies for successful Tribal energy projects and pathways for exercising sovereignty over a Tribe's energy future

May 6 & 7, 2021

Interactive Online Broadcast

$ 200.00 Covid-19 discount! And as a value added bonus, you'll receive access to downloadable audio and video recordings at no additional charge.

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Program Overview

What to Look Forward to

~ Impact of the Election on Federal Energy Policy

~ The American Energy Innovation Act of 2020 (AEIA)

~ and How the AEIA Creates Tribal Economic Development Opportunities

~ State-Level Programs for Promoting Tribal Energy Development

~ Energy as the Locomotive and Caboose for Tribal Economic Development

~ Regulatory Processes for Tribal Participation in Power Markets and Grid Operations

~ Leverage Negotiations Over Expiring Rights of Way to Achieve Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development Goals

~ The Potential Legal Risks and Costs Associated with Implementing New Technologies

~ Tribal Project Development Success Stories

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Faculty Bios

Todd Hooks, Program Co-Chair, is the Economic Development Director for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Pilar Thomas, Pilar Thomas, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group at Quarles & Brady. Prior to entering private practice, she was the Deputy Director for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs at the US Department of Energy and Deputy Solicitor of Indian Affairs for the US Department of the Interior.

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