Renewable Energy

Propelling Clients Forward in Renewable Energy

Countries around the world have embraced renewable and clean energy solutions to power their economies. Investors are increasingly demanding that companies address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, and renewable energy has proven to be a key solution for companies to put corporate stewardship plans into action. Haynes and Boone is the legal force behind many innovative projects in the dynamic and growing renewable energy sector. We provide strategic advice to clients involved in renewable and clean energy projects, including wind, solar, storage, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, hydrogen and alternative fuels. Our experience combines a long-term perspective in power generation with cutting-edge capabilities, some of which have come from new approaches in competitive power markets.

Types of Clients We Serve

We work with a wide range of participants in the renewable energy sector, including developers, distribution companies, equipment manufacturers, governmental entities, independent generators, investors, land owners, lenders, off-takers, suppliers and utilities. We advise clients ranging from startups to some of the largest renewable energy companies in Europe and the U.S. on their most ambitious projects across the globe.

Broad Experience

Our experience in renewable energy includes:

  • Greenfield development
  • Project finance
  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
  • Power purchase agreements (PPAs)
  • Environmental and land issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Supply agreements
  • Tax advice (tax equity, investment tax credits, production tax credits, RENs)
  • Green-e, Renewable and other renewable energy and fuel credits

Competitive Advantages

We provide legal solutions to clients based on decades of experience from lawyers on our multi-disciplinary team, including corporate / M&A, regulatory, environmental, intellectual property, international, litigation, private equity, project finance and development, real estate, restructuring and tax. Clients benefit from our tailored approach and problem-solving acumen toward complex issues in today’s energy markets.

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Katy Shurin Talks With Law360 About Texas Winter Storm’s Effect on Power Contracts
August 18, 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Katy Shurin was quoted in a Law360 article about how Winter Storm Uri in February changed the way energy producers and financiers structure power hedges and negotiate around calamitous weather events. Below is an excerpt: …Several power producers lost big during the storm — ranging from hundreds of millions to about $1 billion — after they were forced to buy energy [...]