Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference to be Held Nov. 7-8 in Washington, D.C.

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Tax Credit Professionals to Gather to Explore Renewable Energy Issues and Financing Strategies

Unless renewed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama, the production tax credit (PTC) and other renewable energy incentives will expire at the end of the year. Renewable energy tax credits have become a powerful tool in developing renewable energy sources – most notably wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy. By spurring investment in clean energy technologies, renewable energy tax credits have created thousands of jobs in the renewable energy industries and contributed to economic growth.

Hundreds of renewable energy professionals, from policymakers to investors, developers, and other stakeholders, are expected to congregate at the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference for valuable networking opportunities and in-depth exploration of the investment tax credit (ITC) and PTC. The state of tax equity markets, latest trends in investment and financing and other current issues unique to renewable energy projects will be discussed during the two-day event held Nov. 7-8, 2013 at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“As renewable energy tax credit programs continue to mature and strengthen, financing and development structures become more complex and those with a stake in the renewable energy industry face a host of new challenges,” says Tony Grappone, conference chair and partner in Novogradac & Company’s Boston, Mass. office. “From the focused sessions lead by distinguished speakers to the large array of networking opportunities, this conference will feature important discussions about the future of this dynamic industry and provide attendees with the best practices to overcome challenges.”

The usual hard-hitting Washington Report, a session in which industry experts will address the latest news from Capitol Hill, public policy, and legislation, will be presented by Michael J. Novogradac of Novogradac & Company LLP and Keith Martin of Chadbourne & Park LLP. Additionally, industry leaders will also delve into the renewable energy markets, examining the factors driving today’s transactions and discussing current trends in the renewable energy industries.

Attendees will be given ample opportunity to network with more than 200 professionals – including investors, financiers, syndicators, developers and policymakers – during the numerous session breaks and at the networking reception held on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The two-day conference is worth 8 CPE credits.

For those who are interested in learning more, the one-day pre-conference workshop Principles of Renewable Energy Financing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Ideal for industry newcomers as well as veteran practitioners looking for a refresher, this course will cover development and financing issues and various financing structures, while examining the implications that accompany each. Registration is separate and optional. Additional fees apply.

The Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference is co-hosted by Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Dentons and Nixon Peabody LLP. Sponsors include Rath Young & Pignatelli PC, Dudley Ventures, Foley & Lardner LLP, Sol Systems, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Ballard Spahr LLP. Conference details and the complete conference agenda can be found at http://www.novoco.com/events/conferences/retc/2013/washington/index.php.

Novogradac & Company LLP, a national certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is consistently named by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting as one of the top 50 accounting firms in the country. Inside Public Accounting also named the firm as one of the 25 best managed accounting firms in 2010 and the San Francisco Business Times has recognized it as one of only five companies that for five consecutive years has made its list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area.

Novogradac & Company LLP has its headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in metro Atlanta, Ga., Washington, D.C., Detroit, Mich. and Kansas City, Mo., as well as in Austin, Texas; Boston, Mass.; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Portland, Ore.; New York, N.Y.; Long Beach, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. and Seattle, Wash. The firm maintains clients in a broad range of industries with major emphasis in the real estate sector, providing publicly and privately held national and multinational enterprises with a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, trust and litigation support, computer consulting and general consulting services.

For more information about Novogradac & Company LLP’s Financing Renewable Energy Conference, please contact Rochelle Truong at (415)356-8062 or email rochelle.truong(at)novoco(dot)com.

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