Michael Baer is Managing Partner at NuGen Go. He is leading and growing all aspects of the firm’s investment activities and building industry partnerships. Prior to joining NuGen Go, Michael served as Managing Director at Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank where he oversaw business development and strategic growth efforts leading to $1BN in public and private infrastructure financing. In addition, Michael served as senior advisor to the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and special assistant to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Michael Started his career at JPMorgan Asset Management.
Michael Baer received his B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College and his M.S. in International Relations from New York University. He is a CFA Charterholder. Michael currently serves as Chairman of the Board at City Year Providence and was formerly the Chair of Rhode Island’s Science and Technical Advisory Board of the State’s Climate Change Coordinating Council.
The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act brings an array of opportunities to the solar energy sector. However, for Risk Managers, the Act also ushers in challenges: new strings attached to tax credits, new competition for the inflow of capital, and a new, likely faster pace for deals. This session will focus on the continued maturation of the renewable energy industry and how the Act may both accelerate and undermine the journey. Panelists will discuss the overall risks to the energy sector and complexities of the Act from a risk management perspective.