This session focuses on Renewable Portfolio System / Quota System and the creation of Green Certificates market. What quota of renewable energy can achieve in a country? How to design tradable green certificates and create a market liquid enough for investors? Are green certificates a viable option for countries with small generation capacity? This session analyses several existing green certificates markets (USA, India,...).
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 Massachusetts Attorney General's Office in the Energy and Telecommunications Division. Chad's professional experience also includes work with the Environmental Defense Fund and the Rocky Mountain Institute. He holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Suffolk University Law School where he was a Rappaport Honors Fellow in Law and Public Policy, and a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) from the University of Michigan in Environmental Policy & Behavior and Natural Resource Ecology & Management. He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.