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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.
Financing transactions associated with the development, expansion and operation of Calpine Corporation's geothermal energy portfolio, which is one of the largest geothermal resources in the world.
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.
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
August 8, 2014, Inside Energy & Environment
David Haughan, Stagiarie, Summer 2014, contributed to this post. Mr. Haughan was a legal trainee at the Brussels office of Covington and Burling LLP during the Summer of 2014. David studies at King’s College, London. In a landmark decision (CJEU, C-573/12, Ålands Vindkraft AB v. Energimyndigheten) the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled … Continue ...
May 13, 2014, Inside Energy & Environment
A Colorado federal district court Friday rejected a constitutional challenge to the state’s renewable energy portfolio law, concluding that it did not impose an impermissible burden on interstate commerce. Thirty states and the District of Columbia have enacted renewable portfolio standards, which typically require that a specified percentage of energy supplied ...
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