Low carbon energy
Low carbon investment is vital as governments everywhere
try to solve the dual challenge of meeting the huge growth in energy demand and
their commitments to reduce emissions. Devising the necessary new technologies
and novel funding structures require innovative approaches. And it’s not just
big investments that are affected. Businesses across all sectors also have to
focus more and more on climate change, and with it an increasing regulatory
Our low carbon energy team can help. We have extensive experience
often gained by delivering ‘first of a kind’ transactions and projects. We
advise on large-scale, innovative infrastructure projects designed to deliver
the low carbon economy, combining our project development skills with a
thorough understanding of the unique technical and legal issues facing
investments in this sector.
We advise on other measures to decarbonise electricity
production and consumption generally, including the use of emissions trading
schemes and other carbon pricing mechanisms, the development of new
technologies (including new transport technologies) and smart grids and smart
metering. We’re leaders in the nuclear field.
Our lawyers also advise on renewables, carbon capture and
trading, and energy conservation. Our team brings together expertise from a
wide range of award-winning practice areas including project finance,
construction, procurement, capital markets, private equity, intellectual
property, real estate and environmental and planning.