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Carbon Strategies for Fortune 500 Companies

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm ET

Fortune 500 companies need to shrink their carbon footprints to appeal to their customers, ESG investors and more. Renewable electricity is an obvious first choice, but what about companies that need low carbon heat/renewable thermal? Or renewable vehicle fuel? RNG can satisfy all of these but where do companies think it stacks up compared to wind, solar and other alternatives? Whether you’re a corporate sustainability officer looking to learn from the leading companies already using RNG today or you’re an RNG producer that wants large companies to buy your renewable gas, you can’t afford to miss this session.

  • Kelly Sarber, CEO, Strategic Management Group [Moderator]
  • Randy Beck, Senior Director, Renewable Energy, Waste Management
  • Gopi Sandhu, Director, Sustainable Operations, Nestlé Purina
  • Michele Boney, Environmental Compliance Officer, West Liberty Foods, L.L.C.
  • Blaine Collison, Executive Director, Renewable Thermal Collaborative
  • Peter Weisberg, Director, 3Degrees
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RIN & LCFS Outlook for 2021

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm ET

RNG project development today is mostly driven by two policies. We’ve assembled the best experts on both so you can figure out how they will impact your business. Whether you’re a project developer, financier, farmer, corporate sustainability officer or in any way connected to the RNG industry, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity to get up to speed on the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard and federal Renewable Fuel Standard. Plus, we’ll cover what’s likely to happen with other LCFS-like policies and the latest on pathways from RNG to electric vehicles in all of them.

  • Brad Pleima, PE, Senior Engineer, EcoEngineers [Moderator]
  • Mike Koel, CEO, U.S. Gain
  • Will Overly, Vice President-Business Development, BlueSource
  • John Thornton, CEO, CleanFuture
  • Paul Niznik, Senior Consultant, Argus Consulting Services
  • David Lindenmuth, Director Business Development, UGI Energy Services
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The RNG Market, Gas Utilities, and Policy

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm ET

Thanks to lucrative policies, the RNG market is booming. But how long will that boom last and where will the growth be next? Importantly, what role will gas utilities play? Will they be a silent pas through from RNG producer to user, or will they drive market growth by simplifying interconnection and becoming an RNG customer themselves?

  • Emily O'Connell, American Gas Association [Moderator]
  • Tanya Peacock, Public Policy and Planning Manager, SoCalGas
  • Amber Lee, Director, Regulatory Affairs, CenterPoint Energy
  • Nikki Bruno, Director, Clean Technologies, Eversource
  • Heather Dziedzic, Lead Senior Environmental Analyst, Consumers Energy
  • Robin Lanier, Director-RNG, Southern Company
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New Finance Strategies for the Next Tranche of RNG Projects

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm ET

What finance strategies have driven the largest RNG deals recently? Learn how deal structuring and managing project risk can create a stronger return profile than even simpler renewable energy projects. The speakers will cover utilizing incentives alongside traditional project finance, deal structures, how to handle contracted cash flows and counterparties, structuring offtake agreements, performance guarantees, O&M agreements, sharing risk, and managing variable output.

  • Max Vernier, Live Oak Bank [Moderator]
  • John Dannan, Principal, Generate Capital
  • Lester Krone, Managing Director, Leyline Renewable Capital
  • Libor Michel, Director, Stifel Financial Corporation
  • Andrea Rosko, Vice President of Marketing, Marathon Capital (invited)

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