Author: Kelly Burin

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Infocast Virtual Master Class: ESG for Renewable Energy Financing
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ESG and the Sustainable Economy Handbook
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The Energizer – Volume 98
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POWER Magazine: Types of Power Purchase Agreements and Why Each PPA Might Be Used
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The Energizer – Volume 97
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The Energizer – Volume 96
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UK Government Publishes Long Awaited Hydrogen Strategy
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The Energizer – Volume 95
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The Energizer – Volume 94
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The Energizer – Volume 93

Infocast Virtual Master Class: ESG for Renewable Energy Financing

CO-HOSTED WITH K&L GATES

November 2-3, 2021

As capital markets, investors, lenders and corporate off-takers accelerate their engagement with the challenges of global warming and other environmental threats, the development of formalized ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles has created great opportunities for renewable energy developers to increase company and project valuations, be more focused in their own M&A decisions, improve their own business processes and those of their suppliers, and obtain financing more easily and at more favorable rates.

However, the relatively recent development of multiple ESG standards and reporting formats, none of which were specifically developed for renewable energy developers, can make it difficult to know exactly how to align their business processes to maximize ESG performance and how to communicate their success at implementing these principles to critical outside partners and investors.

Taught by active market participants who are engaging with ESG issues daily, this ESG for Renewable Energy Financing Master Class will permit renewable development firms to:

  • Examine the core aspects and key challenges of accounting for ESG factors in the context of renewable energy project development and operation, as well as corporate finance
  • Identify ESG issues throughout the renewable energy project life cycle that can impact obtaining investment and financing, and operational cost
  • Get a detailed explanation of how ESG factors flow through project transaction documents to provide an understanding of ESG’s role and impact on contractual agreements & terms
  • Obtain tools and techniques to help identify and manage long-term risk grounded in ESG factors
  • Develop strategies to handle renewable energy project-specific risks such as load, shape and price risk and their interrelation with ESG principles

Co-Lead instructors are Elizabeth Crouse and Lana Le Hir

ESG and the Sustainable Economy Handbook

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and the sustainable economy are concepts that often overlap and frequently intertwine. Whether viewed separately or together, they have significantly changed global investing and business practices and will continue to evolve. 

This handbook examines how investors evaluate companies based on ESG and sustainability criteria, the way companies incorporate these standards into their operating principles, and the legal and financial considerations for both groups. Whether you are an investor, an investment manager, a company owner, or board member, it will provide you with valuable insights drawn from our lawyers’ deep industry experience and keen understanding of policy, procedures, and trends.

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The Energizer – Volume 98

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. ClarkNathan C. HoweMaeve C. TibbettsOretha A. Manu

There is a lot of buzz around clean technology, distributed energy resources (DERs), microgrids, and other technological innovations in renewable energy and clean transport industries, and how these developments can contribute to solving longstanding environmental justice issues. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumers and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of DERs, energy storage, emerging technologies, hydrogen, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward.

IN THIS ISSUE: 

  • Second-Life Energy Storage Projects Repurposing Electric Vehicle Batteries Deployed in Norway
  • NuScale Power Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Develop Small Modular Reactor Technology in Poland
  • New York City Announces 15-Year Offshore Wind Vision Plan
  • Nuclear Fusion Test Facility Opens in England
  • DOE Invests US$27 Million in Battery Storage Projects

The Energizer – Volume 97

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. ClarkNathan C. HoweMaeve C. TibbettsOretha A. Manu

There is a lot of buzz around clean technology, distributed energy resources (DERs), microgrids, and other technological innovations in renewable energy and clean transport industries, and how these developments can contribute to solving longstanding environmental justice issues. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumers and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of DERs, energy storage, emerging technologies, hydrogen, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward.

IN THIS ISSUE: 

  • Siemens Announces New U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Manufacturing Facility
  • NIST Innovations Demonstrate Reality of Indoor PV Cells
  • BOEM Kicks Off Federal Permitting Process For Sunrise Wind Offshore Project
  • Chevron and Brightmark LLC Expand Projects to Produce Renewable Natural Gas

The Energizer – Volume 96

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. ClarkNathan C. HoweMaeve C. TibbettsOretha A. Manu

There is a lot of buzz around clean technology, distributed energy resources (DERs), microgrids, and other technological innovations in renewable energy and clean transport industries, and how these developments can contribute to solving longstanding environmental justice issues. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumers and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of DERs, energy storage, emerging technologies, hydrogen, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward.

IN THIS ISSUE: 

  • “Offshore Wind American Manufacturing Act of 2021” Introduced in the U.S. Senate
  • DOE Awards $82.6 Million to Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Offshore Wind Lease Opportunities Considered Offshore the Carolinas
  • California Energy Commission Adopts Energy Code Promoting Electricfication for New and Renovated Buildings

UK Government Publishes Long Awaited Hydrogen Strategy

Hydrogen Alert

The UK government, through the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), published its long-awaited hydrogen strategy on 17 August 2021. The strategy, presented by DBEIS Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, builds on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution” (Ten Point Plan) released in 2020, and it details plans for the United Kingdom to develop a thriving low-carbon hydrogen sector.

The Energizer – Volume 95

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. ClarkNathan C. HoweMaeve C. TibbettsOretha A. Manu

There is a lot of buzz around clean technology, distributed energy resources (DERs), microgrids, and other technological innovations in renewable energy and clean transport industries, and how these developments can contribute to solving longstanding environmental justice issues. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumers and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of DERs, energy storage, emerging technologies, hydrogen, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward.

IN THIS ISSUE: 

  • Form Energy Announces Development of Iron-Air Long-Duration Commercial Battery Product
  • Hawaiian Electric Offers Customers Incentives to Add Battery Storage to Their Rooftops
  • American Clean Power Association Releases 2020 Annual Report
  • Orbital Marine Power Connects Tidal Turbine to Electric Grid in the United Kingdom
  • Xcel Energy Accelerates Decarbonization Plans

The Energizer – Volume 94

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. ClarkNathan C. HoweMaeve C. TibbettsOretha A. Manu

There is a lot of buzz around clean technology, distributed energy resources (DERs), microgrids, and other technological innovations in renewable energy and clean transport industries, and how these developments can contribute to solving longstanding environmental justice issues. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumers and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of DERs, energy storage, emerging technologies, hydrogen, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward.

IN THIS ISSUE: 

  • Apex Clean Energy and Plug Power Enter PPA to Power Largest Wind-Supplied Green Hydrogen Plant in the Nation
  • Cybersecurity Legislation Advances to Senate
  • First in Nation’s Local Natural Gas Ban is Upheld in Federal Court
  • Midwestern Coal Plants Continue to Close Under Market Pressures

The Energizer – Volume 93

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. ClarkNathan C. HoweMaeve C. TibbettsOretha A. Manu

There is a lot of buzz around clean technology, distributed energy resources (DERs), microgrids, and other technological innovations in renewable energy and clean transport industries, and how these developments can contribute to solving longstanding environmental justice issues. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumers and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of DERs, energy storage, emerging technologies, hydrogen, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward.

IN THIS ISSUE: 

  • NJPUC Approves United States’ Largest Offshore Wind Energy Procurement
  • Smartest Energy, Providence Asset Group Agree to 500 GWh PPA
  • Oregon Passes Ambitious Clean Energy Targets
  • BOEM Initiates Environmental Review of Dominion Energy’s Proposed Offshore Wind Project
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Detains Imports from Silica Manufacturer 

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