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Morris, Manning & Martin

February 03, 2010 15:23 ET

Renewable Energy Is Topic of Free Webinar

Online Seminar Features Leading Wind and Solar Energy Experts

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Nationally-known green energy innovators Jim Gordon and Evan Schwartz are the featured guest speakers for a free online seminar Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

"Renewable Energy: Innovation and Opportunities" will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

Despite broad consensus on the need for energy independence, renewable energy projects face regulatory hurdles, economic challenges and the struggle for public acceptance. Participants in the complimentary webinar will be able to submit questions to the two groundbreaking innovators on the panel:

-- Cape Wind Associates President Jim Gordon hopes to build America's first offshore wind farm -- The Cape Wind Project -- off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The $900 million project would include 130 turbines to harness the wind and produce up to 420 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

-- Award-winning journalist Evan Schwartz co-produced and wrote the PBS NOVA documentary "Saved by the Sun" about solar energy in an age of climate change and rising fuel prices. The author and former BusinessWeek editor will discuss solar energy and its global impact.

Greg Chafee, Chair of the Green Industry Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP will moderate. Chafee practices energy and clean tech law nationally and worldwide and has extensive experience with projects involving the generation of renewable energy from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydropower and other renewable resources.

The webinar will explore public awareness and acceptance of renewable energy in the U.S. and globally, new technologies, the regulatory landscape and prospects for more innovation. The panel will also discuss what the future holds for renewable energy, including opportunities for business growth.

Click here to register.

This free webinar is sponsored by Morris, Manning & Martin's Green Industry Practice, which brings together the right team of experienced lawyers to expertly meet or exceed the needs of "green" businesses. Green Industry Practice attorneys stay a step ahead by embracing innovation, always expanding their knowledge, and constantly finding better ways to help both new and emerging -- and mature and established -- businesses accomplish their goals. This entrepreneurial approach excels by focusing on the achievement of successful bottom line results.

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