Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries - Session 6


Date & time: 
Thu, February 23, 2012 - 15:00
Duration / timezone: 

1 hour / Brussels time


Chad Laurent, Xavier Lemaire


This is the 6th session of the Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries

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Session 6 focuses on tender/auctioning. In spite of its "stop and go" nature, tender mechanisms could be more adapted to the support of certain renewable energy technologies than more complex schemes. They might be as well more suitable for some particular developing countries. This session tackles also the issue of fiscal incentives and tax breaks, which can prove to be very effective to support renewable energy technologies. This session provides a number of examples taken from industrial, emerging and developing countries.

Chad Laurent, Esq. is a Senior Consultant and MCG's General Counsel specializing in renewable energy law and policy, sustainable business strategies, and renewable energy project development. He currently manages MCG's work with the U.S. Dept. of Energy providing technical assistance and training for the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership where he presents at national conferences on the topic of creating solar energy opportunities within local communities. Mr. Laurent has provided legal analysis of Indonesia's Geothermal feed-in tariff policy, contributed to the drafting of a renewable energy law drafter's guide for the United Nations Environment Programme, and to a study on the legal ability of U.S. states to set feed-in tariff rates for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In addition, Mr. Laurent has consulted to the World Bank, DB Climate Change Advisors, the Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources, and the SEMI PV Group among other clients. Prior to attending law school, he was the Manager of Renewable Energy Programs for the Massachusetts Energy Consumers' Alliance. While in law school, Chad worked in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and interned in the




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