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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Renewable Energy Development on Brownfields (Wed. 3 Feb, 2016 8:30 am - 2:00 pm)

Renewable Energy Development on Brownfields
Wednesday, February 3
Wilder Center, St. Paul
8:30- 9:00 am Registration & light breakfast
9:00- 2:00 pm Event program (includes lunch)

Join us for a discussion of new opportunities for solar development in Minnesota. This session is geared towards solar developers and brownfield redevelopment professionals, and will cover:

  • Trends in the Solar Energy Sector in MN & What it Means for Brownfields
  • Brightfields Considerations in a Nutshell
  • Utilities Perspective – Where are we Heading?
  • Federal & State Incentives, Policies and Programs
  • Legal Considerations Specific to Developing Solar on Redevelopment Sites
  • Solar Development Other Regulation & Tools
  • Rice Creek Commons – Renewable Energy meets Redevelopment in Arden Hills
  • Former Ford Plant Site – Renewable Energy meets Redevelopment in St. Paul
  • 400 MW Landfill-Mounted Solar PV System, Hutchinson

More information and registration is available here:


The Return of Hot Topics in Environmental Science for Environmental and Other Attorneys: This CLE will address risk assessment, the science behind vapor intrusion and vapor migration, groundwater and surface water interactions, and the use of big data. The MSBA has assembled a panel of scientists and attorneys that will address these topics and explore how lawyers, scientists, and engineers can work together to help clients. http://www.mnbar.org/Meetings/Meeting?ID=996#.VoFkJPkrKUm

MPCA Remediation Division - Notice regarding spring brownfield grant sites If you are planning to apply for funding in the May 2, 2016 [spring] Brownfield grant round and an MPCA-approved Response Action Plan (RAP) is required for your grant application, please note that the 30 working day deadline for application/RAP submittal for MPCA Brownfields review is 4:30PM on March 18, 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Stacey Hendry-Van Patten (651-757-2425) or Andrew Nichols (651-757-2612).