March 17, 2016
The W Hotel
This year’s Renewable Energy Policy Forum takes place as seismic developments in national and global policies are reshaping the renewable energy marketplace. In December, Congress enacted a major new tax package offering long-sought stability to the wind and solar power industries. Just two weeks earlier, 129 nations at the COP21 meetings in Paris reached agreement on an unprecedented global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Taken together, these developments are a source of immense promise for the future of renewable energy in the U.S. and around the world.
But important challenges remain. Other renewable technologies, including geothermal, hydro and biomass, secured a tax credit extension only through 2016, and will need quick action from Congress to keep their incentives in place. Meanwhile, the Clean Power Plan moves to the critical implementation stage, with states working on their compliance plans even as legal challenges work their way through the courts. With tax credits phasing down just as the deadlines for most ambitious emission reductions come into force, the Clean Energy Incentive Program, a promising but uncertain new element of the Clean Power Plan, may have a critical role to play.
Moreover, a whole new set of issues are moving towards center stage, and this year’s forum will provide in-depth analyses of these and other important policies and address the critical challenges that lie ahead, including the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the achievement of the nation’s COP21 commitments, and the policy signals and business models needed to drive continued market evolution and expansion. Use code SPT20TFT when registering for a 20% discount.
International Biomass Conference & Expo
April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Now in its 9th year, the International Biomass Conference & Expo is expected to bring together more than 1,500 attendees, 220 exhibitors and 120 speakers from more than 40 countries. It is the largest gathering of biomass professionals and academics in the world. The conference provides relevant content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. In addition to abundant networking opportunities, the largest biomass conference in the world is renowned for its outstanding programming—powered by Biomass Magazine–that maintains a strong focus on commercial-scale biomass production, new technology, and near-term research and development. Join us at the International Biomass Conference & Expo as we enter this new and exciting era in biomass energy.
International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo
June 20-23, 2016
Now in its 32nd year, the FEW provides the ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. As the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world, the FEW is renowned for its superb programming—powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine —that maintains a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production, new technology, and near-term research and development. The 2015 event drew more than 1,900 people from over 31 countries and from nearly every ethanol plant in the United States and Canada.