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Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale (Part 1 of 6)

Although there are a variety of barriers to expanding clean technology’s reach across the United States, there are also numerous ways to optimize policy that will streamline renewable energy and cleantech at ever greater scales. Over the next six weeks, we will feature a series providing insight into the problems and possible solutions that, if implemented, promise a bright future as clean energy moves America forward. Going forward, each week Tom Burton will publish an installment with one problem and the potential solution(s).

This series will be based off Tom Burton’s keynote presentation entitled, “Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale,” which was presented last summer at the American Renewable Energy Institute’s 12th Annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit in Snowmass Village, Colorado. To view his full presentation, please see below or click here. This year’s theme was “Racing Climate Change – Green Bridge with China: Road to Paris.” Mintz Levin sponsored the event in conjunction with many others. The summit featured speeches from a number of perspectives on cleantech and renewable energy, including Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times¸ the Honorable Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, Huang Ming of Himin Solar, and General Wesley Clark.

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Thomas R. Burton, III

Member / Chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Tom Burton has helped to shape the clean energy industry by drawing on his passion for innovation. As a Mintz attorney, Tom counsels investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 100 companies. He also guides start-up organizations and accelerators to foster the next generation of energy leaders.