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Clean energy and sustainability

Energy Transition

The clean energy sector is no longer just about renewable power. It covers a vast array of issues involved in the transition towards a decarbonized economy, including: 

  • renewable power
  • energy efficiency and heat/cooling
  • smart and distributed energy systems
  • storage solutions
  • sustainable transport including electric mobility
  • clean fuels including green, blue and yellow hydrogen as well as biofuels
  • sustainable forestry and agriculture
  • sustainable finance
  • decommissioning and end-of life assets
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

It is a constantly changing sector with numerous influences and market dynamics that vary across markets and technologies. The funding and financing structures and those who provide it also vary greatly depending on market and technology. To stay competitive, now more than ever, you need legal advisers who understand this sector globally, holistically and in depth.

Eversheds Sutherland’s clean energy and sustainability lawyers work daily in the industry and recognize and understand the issues you are facing. From the shift away from subsidies for established technologies to the regulatory support mechanisms for emerging solutions, across the concerns and requirements of all stakeholders involved in the project lifecycle, we can advise you on this ever-evolving landscape.

Experienced clean energy and sustainability lawyers

Our clean energy and sustainability team advises on all aspects of renewable and clean energy technologies across the globe. We have experience with virtually every type of alternative energy source, including:

  • onshore, offshore and floating wind
  • solar PV, CSP and floating
  • storage
  • energy efficiency
  • distributed systems
  • electric vehicles
  • biomass
  • waste and landfill gas to energy and fuel
  • biofuels and other clean fuels
  • wave and tidal
  • hydro generation
  • hydrogen
  • CCS

Our work on clean energy projects includes:

  • project development
  • project construction
  • regulatory compliance and accessing support mechanisms
  • project finance

  • investment and finance structures
  • shareholder and consortium arrangements
  • offtake strategy and documentation
  • refinance and new equity
  • transition strategy and commercial advice
  • sustainable finance – green, transition and sustainability-linked bonds

Contact our clean energy and sustainability team

If you would like any further information or need advice on clean energy and sustainability law, then please do not hesitate to contact our legal team.