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Local Law for Solar Energy Project Development in Pennsylvania
Penn State Dickinson Law and the Cumberland County Bar Association present “Local Law for Solar Energy Project Development in Pennsylvania.” This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of solar project trends as well as an introduction to solar power projects. A survey of solar ordinances in Pennsylvania will also be discussed. Following the presentation the speakers will be available for open discussion guided by questions and comments submitted by participants.

Mohamed Rali Badissy, Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson Law

Thomas B. Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center of Outreach and Research

Advance registration is required no later than Thursday, May 13, 2021. There is no cost to attend this virtual program.

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has approved this program for 1.0 hour of substantive law, practice and procedure credit.

May 14, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mohamed Rali Radissy
Assistant Professor of Law @Penn State Dickinson Law
Mohamed Rali Badissy is a scholar, advisor and international development advocate in the field of energy and climate finance. His research focuses on the use of contract standardization and sustainable finance to accelerate the development of energy infrastructure in emerging markets to increase access to affordable and abundant energy. Professor Badissy previously served as the Senior Attorney for Energy and Finance with the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, where he advised governments in emerging markets on commercial law reforms intended to catalyze private investment to increase energy access and decarbonize power markets. Over the past decade, Badissy has led energy sector reforms in dozens of markets in partnership with host governments, multilateral institutions, civil society organizations and industry leaders, and continues to serve as an advisor to both public institutions and private developers.
Tom Murphy
Director, Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research @Penn State University
Tom Murphy has been involved with MCOR since its inception in 2010, and has 30 years of experience working with public officials, researchers, industry, government agencies, and landowners during his tenure with the University. His work has centered on translational outreach in natural resource development, with a more recent emphasis specifically in natural gas exploration and related topics for the last ten years. He lectures globally on natural gas development from shale, the economics driving the process, and its broad impacts including landowner and surface issues, environmental aspects, evolving drilling technologies, critical infrastructure, workforce assessment and training, local business expansion, resource utilization, financial considerations, and LNG export trends. In his role with MCOR, Tom provides leadership to a range of Penn State's related outreach activities and events and collaborates extensively with government agencies and academics worldwide.