SOURCE: Novogradac & Company LLP

Novogradac & Company LLP

October 07, 2010 15:15 ET

Bloomberg's Ethan Zindler to Address Renewable Energy Legislation and Program Issues at D.C. Event

New Energy Finance Policy Expert to Headline Novogradac & Company LLP's Financing Renewable Energy Conference in Washington, D.C.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  Novogradac & Co.'s 2010 fall Financing Renewable Energy Conference will be held once again in Washington, D.C. and will bring together the industry's top professionals -- from decision makers to policy makers -- for two days of valuable networking and in-depth exploration and analyses of the Renewable Energy Tax Credit (RETC) program. The conference is open to veteran practitioners and novices alike. Anyone interested in the program is invited to join industry colleagues and influential stakeholders at the Ritz-Carlton on November 10 and 11 to further their technical knowledge, exchange ideas and build partnerships with the industry's best.

Ethan Zindler, head of policy analysis for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, will provide the keynote address on Wednesday, November 10. In his current role, Zindler has written extensively on the Obama administration's moves on key regulations, as well as on legislation before Congress.

"With its unparalleled combination of accomplished panelists, timely topics and networking opportunities, the conference will be a critical vehicle for any professional wishing to move to the forefront of this dynamic industry," says Stephen B. Tracy, conference chairman and partner in the San Francisco office of Novogradac & Company LLP. "From its beginnings through today, the RETC program has continued to mature, growing in both strength and importance. Consequently, the financial transactions and deal structures have become increasingly sophisticated and the overall projects increasingly complex. As an active practitioner I can attest to the tremendous benefits of having a firm grasp of the rules, policies and legislation informing RETC projects as well as the importance of understanding who and where the major players are."

In addition to the event's usual heavy-hitting Washington Report, attendees can expect to hear technical and substantive discussions centered on market updates, various financing structures, and issues unique to renewable energy projects. Among the many topics to be addressed in detail are the pertinent characteristics of leveraged renewable energy projects, the latest in underwriting, the utility-scale market, equipment prices, legal and tax issues, done deals -- what worked and what didn't -- and more. 

Attendees will be given ample opportunity to network and are encouraged to mix and mingle with colleagues and speakers during the many breaks between sessions and at the reception held Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The two-day event is worth 7 CPE credits. 

For those wanting to learn more, a one-day pre-conference Renewable Energy Tax Credit Basics workshop will be held Tuesday, November 9. This course is ideal for industry newcomers as well as those looking for a refresher course. Registration is separate and optional. Additional fees apply.

The 2010 Financing Renewable Energy Conference is co-hosted by Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP and SNR Denton and is sponsored by Bryan Cave LLP and Ballard Spahr LLP; media sponsors include Bloomberg New Energy Finance, enerG Alternative Sources Magazine and Seeking Alpha.

Conference details and the complete conference agenda can be found at

Novogradac & Company LLP, a national certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., has consistently been named by Accounting Today and Public Accounting Report as one of the top accounting firms in the country. Inside Public Accounting named it as one of the 25 best managed accounting firms and the San Francisco Business Times recognizes it as one of only five companies that for five consecutive years has made its list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In addition to its San Francisco headquarters, the firm has offices in metro Atlanta, Ga.; Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, Mo.; as well as in Austin, Texas; Boston, Mass.; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Portland, Ore.; New York, N.Y. and Long Beach, Calif. The firm maintains clients in a broad range of industries with major emphasis in the real estate sector, providing publicly and privately held national and multinational enterprises with a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, trust and litigation support, computer consulting and general consulting services.

For more information about Novogradac & Company LLP's 2010 Financing Renewable Energy Conference, contact Jane Bowar Zastrow at 415.356.8034, or email

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