Environmental Outlook Seminar


Speaker(s) ,

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7:30 AM-11:30 AM CST

Roudabout Plaza 1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203

7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast All
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks Sid Trant and Chris Bowles
8:15 a.m. Current Issues at TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
8:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Making of Enterprise South - A Case Study in Sustainable Industrial Development and Manufacturing Steven Stout, Environmental Legal Counsel, TDEC
Anna T. Koperczak, Sr. Environmental Specialist, SSOE Group
Louise M. Schlatter, Master Architect, SSOE Group
9:30 a.m. Break Break
9:45 a.m. Solar Energy Outlook  
  Solar Energy: Past, Present & Future David Bashford, Attorney, Bradley and General Counsel/EPC & O&M, First Solar
  Developments in Georgia Power Company's Solar Initiatives John Kaduk, Sr. Public Utilities Engineer, Georgia Public Service Commission
  Solar Energy Policy in Tennessee Chris Bowles, Attorney, Bradley
  Are you a public utility? Regulatory and property tax issues for solar energy providers Henry Walker, Attorney, Bradley
11:00 a.m. Question & Answer All

Featured Speaker
Robert “Bob” Martineau was selected seventh Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in January 2011. Martineau’s intellect, drive, commitment and affinity for Tennessee are evident in his work over the past 18 months as commissioner. He guided TDEC through its comprehensive Top to Bottom Review, and the results from this department assessment produced a Customer Focused Government implementation plan emphasizing outstanding customer service, outreach and proactive education, and effective partnerships to strengthen environmental protection in Tennessee. His environmental leadership at TDEC was recognized at the national level in August 2012, as he was elected by his peers as Secretary-Treasurer of the Environmental Council of the States, the national association of state environmental officers. This is the first time a head of TDEC has been elected to any top leadership post at ECOS. He also co-authored a newly published book “Plain English for Drafting Statutes and Rules.” Commissioner Martineau has spent more than 25 years as an attorney in the field of environmental law. This includes seven years of service in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C. (1988-1994) and 16 years as a partner in private practice at the Waller Lansden law firm in Nashville. He was recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA for his expertise in environmental law. He was co-editor of American Bar Association’s The Clean Air Act Handbook and has authored a variety of substantive articles on critical environmental topics. In private practice, Martineau helped clients, including business and local government, anticipate issues proactively, navigate permit processes, solve problems and establish effective environmental management programs.