Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series announces Panel Session 9: Wind and Waves: The Future of Ocean Energy


SEPTEMBER 20, 2012


Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series


Sponsored By:
Berkeley Law Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
The Environmental Law Institute


Panel Session 9:  September 20, 2012

Wind and Waves: The Future of Ocean Energy


Offshore renewable energy holds great promise. Recent studies estimate over 500 TW hours/year of wave energy are available along the U.S. West Coast alone with the potential for up to 900 GW of installed wind in the same waters. And although variable, offshore energy — from wind, waves, currents, and tides — is consistent and predictable enough to supply a significant portion of baseload demand. But important questions remain: how can these projects be sited to avoid impacts to sensitive marine life? Can the promise be delivered, and if so, when? Please join us as our distinguished panelists help develop answers based on their real-world experience as regulators, developers, and stake-holders for PG&E’s WaveConnect project and the first U.S. offshore wind project, Cape Wind.  

David Ismay,
Farella Braun + Martel LLP

William Toman, 
SAIC Maritime Solutions

Laura Engeman, 
California Ocean Protection Council

Leila Monroe,
NRDC Oceans Program

MCLE: 1.5 hours



Who Should Attend:
This seminar will be a valuable opportunity to learn and network with other attorneys and professionals involved in the siting, permitting and approval of natural resources and energy development projects.


Location and Time:

UC Berkeley School of Law

Goldberg Room
297 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 


   4:30 pm – 5:00 pm


   5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


   6:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Teleconference option available
upon registration.


MCLE: 1.5 hours


   Register to Attend

There is no charge to attend this event.

Steering Committee:
Jennifer Johnson

David Lazerwitz
Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Anne Mills
California Public Utilities Commission

Helen O’Shea
Natural Resources Defense Council

Prof. Steven Weissman
UC Berkeley

This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount indicated above. Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a certified provider.