There is a growing awareness that the future of the American economy depends on developing reliable and affordable renewable and alternative energy resources. Supply and transportation interruptions, energy commodity price spikes and concern about climate change and global warming increasingly require company executives to focus on developing alternative and renewable energy resources. Recognizing this imperative, Congress and various states have created tax and other incentives that make renewable energy projects more affordable and ambitious. Renewable portfolio standards have been adopted in well over half the states and the District of Columbia.
Schiff Hardin has strong expertise in successfully assisting clients with planning, financing, sitting, negotiating, constructing, operating and maintaining one or multiple renewable energy projects, as well as in contracting for renewable energy resources, to meet RPS requirements and the client’s other renewal energy objectives. We solve problems by employing proven strategies and deploying interdisciplinary teams of lawyers from our energy, environmental, construction, project finance, real estate, intellectual property, tax and litigation groups who have the energy-specific experience to assist clients with the toughest challenges.