Stoel Rives has now published seven original Law of books covering various topics in the renewable energy industry.  To write these books, our attorney-authors draw on over 20 years of legal and business experience in wind, geothermal, biofuels, and other renewable energy resources.  The books are intended to provide a succinct but thorough overview of industry segments in a way that is practical, business-oriented and not overly legalistic.

Of course, the renewable energy world is changing constantly.  This Renewable + LawSM Blog is our effort to stay on top of these issues as quickly as they emerge.  But at least once each year, we also update our Law of books.  The update process helps us develop a deep and immediate understanding of complex issues, and it’s a great way to build a proficient team of lawyers who know how to work efficiently together. 

The Law of Biofuels (2d Ed) will be making its debut at the Stoel Rives booth (No. 718) at The American Coaliton for Ethanol (ACE) conference on August 12-14 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska .  You can also order it or download it online.  The new book includes a chapters on Next Gen Biofuels, technology and licensing, financing, tax, siting and permitting, construction, commercial contracts, and real estate.  Biofuels attorneys from all of Stoel Rives’ contributed their insights to this book

At the ACE conference, my partner David Quinby, an old hand at biofuels and energy M&A,  will be speaking on a panel addressing "Ethanol Today & Tomorrow: Growing and Selling Considerations,"  in which he will explain how biofuels plants can grow, diversify, recapitalize or sell in today’s world of narrow margins and volatile markets.  Dave promises an exciting presentation, a little like "The Dark Knight" but with more humor.