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Beyond wind and solar power, the renewable power sector embraces a host of other traditional and novel renewable energy technologies. Likewise Covington’s renewable energy experience and capabilities extend beyond the wind and solar industries to represent project developers, investors, companies and other parties in matters involving geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, tidal energy, biomass, and waste-to-energy projects.
Advising African Power Corporation on development of a hydroelectric project in the Republic of Congo.
Representing Wood Fuels LLC in development and financing of a wood pellet production facility in North Carolina.
Provide regulatory due diligence advice to an investment fund regarding the EU and UK rules on biofuels in connection with a potential acquisition of a biomass manufacturer.
Advising a supplier of tidal energy turbines on a demonstration project in the United States.
An independent power producer on potential acquisition of hydroelectric facilities.
Advised LanzaTech in a $60 million Series D financing led by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund.
Represented Babcock & Brown in the financing of three ethanol production facilities.
April 2017, Pratt's Energy Law Report
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Policy Statement clarifying the flexibility electric storage resources have regarding rate designs to recover their costs. Wilbur ("Bud") Earley discusses these policies and rules, which are of interest to storage operators and investors, grid managers, other participants in Regional Transmission Organizations, ...
March 5, 2017, Monaco Life
Andrew Jack was interviewed by Monaco Life for its “Becoming Clean” feature ahead of the 2017 CleanEquity Monaco conference. Commenting on the evolution of Covington’s Clean Energy and Climate Industry Group, Jack says, “We started up in late 2008 and we now have about 85 of the approximately 1,000 lawyers in the firm who are devoting a fair amount of their time ...
January 23, 2017, Inside Energy & Environment
As expected, with the inauguration of President Trump all Obama Administration content on the White House website has been replaced with content of the new Administration. The new content includes “An America First Energy Plan”, the entire focus of which is national security and job creation benefits of the Administration’s “embrace” and promotion of greater … ...
January 17, 2017, Inside Energy & Environment
The Trump Administration will take office intent on reversing many Obama Administration policies. Although the Trump Administration’s publicly released 100-day plan does not announce a new energy policy, campaign promises and priorities of the Republican-controlled Congress suggest a number of early initiatives that will impact the power sector. Moreover, the ...
December 8, 2016, Covington Alert
Last week the European Commission presented an extensive package of legislative proposals (“Clean Energy Package”) that are intended to achieve and implement the European Union’s climate change and clean energy targets for 2030: a 40 percent cut of CO2 emissions, a share of 27 percent for renewable energies, and energy savings of 30 percent.
November 9, 2016, IJ Global
Andrew Jack is quoted in an IJ Global article regarding the implications of Donald Trump’s election for U.S. infrastructure. According to Jack, although there is much uncertainty about what might change, “there’s a lot of things that are going to continue regardless of who is in government.”
Jack points out that there will continue to be technological ...
October 14, 2016, Inside Energy & Environment
Fundamental changes in the way that the electric utility and power sector operates, interacts with customers, and relates to its regulators are occurring on a massive scale and at an unprecedented pace. Covington is committed to exploring these transformations affecting the power sector, helping our clients to understand and navigate the changes, and fostering ...
March 14, 2016, Law360
July 30, 2015, Inside Energy & Environment
In August, EPA is expected to finalize and to modify its ambitious Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Here is a Watch List of key areas for possible changes and clarification that EPA might make, after considering voluminous public comments on the Proposed Regulations, which were issued in June … Continue Reading
June 22, 2015, Inside Energy & Environment
In our three-part series published last week, we outlined the possibility of the UK Government closing the Renewables Obligation (“RO”) scheme to new onshore wind generating stations in 2016, a year earlier than expected. On 18 June 2015, the UK Department for Energy & Climate Change (“DECC”) formally announced the UK Government’s intention to close … Continue ...
June 18, 2015, Inside Energy & Environment
In early June 2015, the UK Department for Energy & Climate Change (“DECC”) was expected to announce plans to close the existing subsidy scheme for onshore wind, the Renewables Obligation (“RO”), to new generating capacity a year earlier than expected. This announcement has been delayed amid concerns that it could spark potential legal challenges from … Continue ...
June 17, 2015, Inside Energy & Environment
June 16, 2015, Inside Energy & Environment
June 16, 2015, InsideEnergy&Environment Blog
April 15, 2015, Inside Energy & Environment
Technological advances in distributed generation and battery storage and their consequent falling costs have the potential to significantly change the electric utility business model and regulatory policies. While change seems likely, there are varying views on its scope, probability and timing. Two are presented here. One perspective is that fundamental ...
October 21, 2014, Inside Energy & Environment
On October 17, 2014, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy issued a solicitation for proposals to construct and operate a large-scale renewable energy project at Fort Hood in Texas, the U.S. military’s largest active duty armored post. The Fort Hood project is part of the efforts of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI), which … Continue Reading
October 8, 2013, Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report
May 23, 2013, Law360
April 24, 2013, Covington Advisory
Released April 2013, Acore US-China Market Review 2012 Year-End Edition
February 2013, 43 Environmental Law Reporter 10095
January 3, 2013, Covington Advisory
November 21, 2011
LONDON, 21 November, 2011 — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has acquired substantially all of the technology and other assets of HaloIPT, a leading provider of wireless charging technology for electric road vehicles. Covington & Burling LLP advised HaloIPT on the transaction. HaloIPT's financial adviser was Innovator Capital, the London based cleantech ...
LONDON, May 16, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP adds a top life sciences corporate team to its London office, further enhancing its comprehensive global life sciences practice. Covington is pleased to announce that Paul Claydon, Natalie Diep, James Gubbins and James Halstead are joining Covington & Burling LLP as partners. They complement Covington’s highly ...
February 25, 2011, Covington E-Alert
January 11, 2011, Covington E-Alert
January 5, 2011, Covington E-Alert
Winter 2011, US-China Quarterly Market Review
December 1, 2010, Covington E-Alert
October 18, 2010, Covington E-Alert
September 30, 2010, Covington E-Alert
July 29, 2010, Covington E-Alert
June 18, 2010, Covington E-Alert
May 13, 2010, Covington E-Alert
March 16, 2010, Covington Advisory
January 8, 2010, Covington E-Alert
October 30, 2009, Covington E-Alert
August 18, 2009, Covington E-Alert
August 3, 2009, Covington E-Alert
July 24, 2009, Covington E-Alert
July 22, 2009, Covington E-Alert
July 10, 2009, Covington E-Alert
June 25, 2009, Covington E-Alert
June 10, 2009, Covington E-Alert
June 1, 2009, Covington E-Alert
May 7, 2009, Covington E-Alert
April 29, 2009, Covington E-Alert
March 24, 2009, Covington E-Alert
February 17, 2009, Covington E-Alert