Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series – The IRA’s Environmental Justice Tax Incentive Programs

April 29, 2024 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Hybrid (in-person in SF & via webinar)

This event is open to the public, but registration is required.

  • REGISTER HERE to attend IN PERSON in San Francisco, CA
    • Farella Braun + Martel's office is located at One Bush Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA, 94104 (map)
    • Space is limited. In-person registration will close after APRIL 25 or when capacity is reached.
    • Guests will need to bring a government-issued ID to enter the building.
    • Note: For in-person participants, lunch will be provided at 11:30 am PT and there will be time for networking after the panel. 
    • Webinar information will be emailed upon registration.
    • Virtual registration will close after APRIL 26.
    • If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the Zoom platform, please check your system requirements. If you are unable to participate via the Zoom platform, you may join in listen-only mode using a telephone.

All times noted are Eastern Time. The event begins at 3:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, and 12:00 Noon Pacific.

This session is part of ELI's Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series.

An ELI Public Seminar

Join the Environmental Law Institute and Farella Braun + Martel for the relaunch of “Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series.” This kick-off program will be held live at Farella Braun + Martel’s San Francisco office and will also be livestreamed via Zoom webinar.

The Inflation Reduction Act included key incentive programs, such as the Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program and the Energy Community Tax Credit Bonus, that sought to spur clean energy development in frontline communities. Our expert panelists will discuss the status of those programs one and a half years later, and the current opportunities and challenges for clean energy developers and environmental justice communities. What are the recent trends in developing clean energy projects within these communities? What difficulties have arisen with new projects, and how can they be overcome? Speakers will address these questions and more.


  • John Ugai, Senior Associate, Farella Braun + Martel, Moderator
  • Miana Campbell, Policy Analyst, Office of Energy Justice and Equity (EJE), U.S. Department of Energy (joining virtually)
  • Maria Castillo, Senior Associate, Carbon-Free Electricity, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Tracy Craig, Principal and Owner, Craig Communications
  • Daniel Raimi, Fellow; Director, Equity in the Energy Transition Initiative, Resources for the Future (joining virtually)

Materials will be posted as they are received.
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