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Sustainability and Renewable Energy

An interdisciplinary team with members from utilities law, environmental law, regulatory and administrative law, legislative representation, corporate law, and financial services have come together to serve the sustainability and renewable energy industries.  Our team stands ready to assist sustainable energy providers with evaluation of: financing options; regulatory licensing, certifications and reporting; land use and zoning issues; and environmental permitting.

We have experience with North Carolina Senate Bill 3 energy portfolio standards and renewable energy credits and work with local and regional developers of energy generation through swine waste, landfill methane, wind and solar energy.  We also have extensive experience in representing clients before the North Carolina Utilities Commission and North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources as well as legislative and municipal representation.

Our team's recent representative experience includes:

  • Obtaining entitlements for construction and demolition debris recycling facility.

  • Represented waste-to-energy company, in negotiating solid waste services agreement with county government.

  • Represented landowners in wind farm leases.

  • Represented client with respect to hog lagoon methane capture program. 

  • Evaluated Smart Grid and Weatherization options for a major electric co-op.

  • Represented clients before the North Carolina Utilities Commission with respect to implementation of Senate Bill 3 and related compliance. 

  • Worked with stakeholders during the legislative process to clarify Senate Bill 3 renewable energy portfolio standard requirements.

  • Represented a solid waste recycler in development of a Dirty Material Recovery Center. The project is situated in Eastern North Carolina, and is the first biomass/ethanol producing plant of its kind and results in zero waste.

  • Represented a client in negotiations with a landfill owner for methane gas recovery.

  • Represent an agribusiness client in connection with identifying and packaging carbon offsets for marketing

  • Legislative/Governmental representation of clients before all state and local regulatory and legislative bodies.

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