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Prior to joining Lane Powell, I was the Oregon Governor's (Ted Kulongoski) Sustainability Policy Advisor for seven years, and helped shape Oregon's nationally recognized renewable energy and climate change policy during that time.


At Lane Powell, I assist clients in developing all forms of renewable energy projects with financing, siting, and power agreements.  I also advise clients on how to prepare for and navigate in a carbon constrained future. 


Years ago, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa and retain an avid interest in Africa.  I have assisted numerous Africans and people from other countries with asylum applications in the US.  I am an avid hiker (climbed Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens in the Pacific Northwest) and love to make homebrew.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 50%
    22 years
  2. Energy: 50%
    22 years


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Lane Powell

601 SW Second Avenue
Suite 2100
Portland, OR, 97204-3158


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pivotal LeaderPivotal Investments2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Oregon Law School2010 - 2010
Sustainability Policy AdvisorOregon Governor Office2003 - 2009
AttorneyStoel Rives1998 - 2003
Co-FounderHands On Portland non-profit organization1996 - 2001
Judicial Law ClerkOregon Supreme Court1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Renewable Northwest ProjectMember2009 - Present
Northwest Environmental Business CouncilMember2009 - Present
Cascadia Green Building CouncilMember2009 - Present
Climate SolutionsMember2009 - Present
Green EmpowermentBoard MemberN/A
African Refugee and Immigrant Network of OregonFormer Board MemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Peace Corps, Senegal West AfricaVolunteer1989 - 1991
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Journal of CommerceOne step forward and two steps back?2010
The OregonianA bright future for Oregon biomass2010
Oregon BusinessOregon is at a Clean-Tech Crossroads2010
Sustainable Business OregonA reformed energy tax credit, a stagnant investment environment?2010
Daily Journal of Commerce, OregonMultifaceted incentive programs move Oregon to front of pack2010
Buildernews Magazine2010: The year of energy efficiency?2010
Sustainable Industries JournalLawyers witness upswing in sustainable law trends2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Trinity CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Renewable Energy Technology Conference (RETECH)Oregon State Incentives for Renewable Energy Development2010
Novogradac’s Financing Renewable Energy ConferenceSolar Transactions – Current Developments2010
Northwest Pulp and Paper Association meetingPolicy Initiatives: What should we pursue in terms of useful policy initiative?2010
InnoTech Oregon ConferenceRenewable Energy Incentives for the State of Oregon2010
Harvesting Clean Energy ConferenceState Incentives for Clean Energy and Rural Development2010
The Seminar GroupSustainability and Green Building for Commercial and Governmental Growth2009
Sustainability and the LawPolicy Changes in 20092009
Carbon Credits Conference, The Seminar GroupFederal EPA Regulation of Carbon2009