Renewable Natural Gas - Current Trends in Regulation and Compliance

Event Description

Deadline to Register:  February 17, 2020

Registration and lunch will begin at 12 Noon. The program will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Box lunch will be provided.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Monday, February 17th.
Event Schedule:
12 Noon: Registration and box lunch
12:30-1:30 pm: CLE Program

Please join us for a discussion about current trends in Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) regulation and compliance.  RNG is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and comes from biogenic sources such as food waste, garden and lawn clippings, and animal and plant-based material. Gas utilities are looking at options to decarbonize the energy delivered to customers. Learn about emerging law and policies related to RNG development in Minnesota and around the country.


Mike Sharkey | In-house Counsel, U.S. Gain/U.S. Venture

Bryan Nudelbacher |
Director of Business Development, U.S. Gain/U.S. Venture

Gain is a leader in development, procurement and distribution of renewable natural gas for the transportation and energy segments. Over the course of 10 years U.S. Gain has diversified throughout the renewable natural gas supply chain – investing in and managing renewable natural gas development projects at dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants; generating, trading and monetizing clean fuel credits; designing, building and operating natural gas fueling stations that service fleets across market segments – both private and a public GAIN Clean Fuel® network . This vertical integration allows companies access to the cleanest alternative fuel and renewable energy solutions at the best value.  As a part of U.S. Venture, Inc., a family-owned, Wisconsin-based company, U.S. Gain is committed to finding a better way for companies to succeed – both economically and environmentally.

Erica Larson | Regulatory Analyst of Minnesota Gas, CenterPoint Energy

Erica Larson is a regulatory analyst at CenterPoint Energy focusing on renewable natural gas (RNG). She has been very involved in the development of RNG related proposals such as the Minnesota RNG green-tariff and upcoming Minnesota RNG interconnection proposal. Before joining CenterPoint Energy, Erica was an associate attorney in the regulatory affairs group at the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Erica received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and political science from Saint Olaf College.

Ben Gerber | Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, Inc.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 288807 


Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member not in the section:  $20.00 (or see the offer below)
Non-MSBA Member:  $25.00
Law Student: Free

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Remote participation via webcast is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Landmark Center
75 W Fifth St
Saint Paul, MN 55102