Renewable Energy & Carbon Reduction

Markets in renewable energy and carbon offsets are sprouting up all over the world.  New technologies are bursting on to the scene; governments, trying to keep up, are constantly issuing statutes and regulations. Tremendous opportunities – and pitfalls – await.

We are available to assist clients with sound advice and innovative solutions in the following areas:

Agreements and Transactions Involving Renewable Projects

  • Project Structuring and Ownership Agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Equipment and Supply Contracts
  • Equipment and Ground Leases
  • Operation and Maintenance Agreements
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Renewable Energy Certificates and Credits (RECs).

Project Agreements and Finance

  • Advice about Legal Structures, Finance and Creation of Renewable Energy Projects
  • Securing Financing, Government Grants, and Subsidies
  • Acquisition and Licensing of Underlying Technology
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Tax Incentives and Subsidies
  • Structuring Commercial Transactions
  • Form Entities to Provide Financing

Carbon Credits and Offsets; Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s)

  • Advice on Acquisition, Trading, and Investment in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Credits
  • Cap and Trade Counseling
  • Structuring Commercial Transactions
  • Drafting Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting term sheets
  • Performing Due Diligence
  • Carbon Emissions Assessment, Inventory, and Accounting
  • Carbon Trading and Offset Strategies
  • Energy Consumption Evaluation and Reduction Strategies

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Grants and Subsidies
  • Understanding the Impact of Existing and Emerging Regulations
  • Working with Regulatory Bodies to Ensure Sustainable Technologies are Compliant
  • Litigating and Negotiating Compliance Issues
  • Carrying Out Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Audits
  • Drafting Compliance Plans

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