Welcome to TheRenewableEnergyLawBlog.com! My name is Luke Hagedorn, and I am an attorney based in Kansas City, MO that is primarily focused on renewable and traditional energy issues.
Over the course of my career, I have been struck by the fact that there is no one consistent body of law that renewable energy developers have to draw from in order to successfully launch a project. Regardless of what type of technology your project utilizes (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal or whatever else is coming down the innovative technology pipeline), successfully turning the development plan into actual generated energy requires an understanding of a very wide swath of local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
While it may seem (and probably is) impossible to truly understand all of these varied and complex legal issues, the goal of this blog is to present helpful descriptions of some of the most common legal obstacles that renewable projects are likely to face, provide updates about new or changing laws and regulations that might impact renewable projects, and occassionaly provide interviews with people in the industry that can speak to some of these issues.
With all that said, welcome! I hope that this blog can provide some useful resources for anyone who is interested in continued innovation and success in this hugely important sector of the U.S. economy.