Renewable energy development is blossoming across the country, from solar panels on buildings and homes to utility-scale commercial wind and solar projects on farmland. Many land trusts have received requests to permit renewable energy projects of every shape and size on land to be protected by new conservation easements and land already protected by existing conservation easements. This session will cover when and under what conditions a land trust may allow renewable energy development on land subject to a conservation easement. The speakers will explain the scope and impacts of different types of projects, analyze those projects under Land Trust Standards and Practices and federal tax law, discuss sample easement provisions to address issues raised, and provide an analytical framework for assessing whether renewable energy is appropriate for a particular property. The session will also briefly highlight innovative renewable energy projects currently in process involving land trusts across the country.