The management of carbon and wider climate change initiatives remain at the forefront of the political agenda and present ever increasing challenges for businesses.
Our worldwide climate change practice group has advised extensively on carbon related projects, initiatives to mitigate carbon impacts and the development of CSR policies and carbon management strategies for clients. For more on the work of the Climate Change Practice Group, please also see emissions trading.
Allen & Overy is also at the forefront of the renewable energy market, advising both companies and financiers across the renewable energy spectrum, including hydro, energy from waste, solar, wind, biomass, biofuels and co-firing. We assist clients on the regulatory aspects of a wide range of renewables projects, as well as the environmental economic instruments which are so essential in making such projects viable, such as the UK’s Renewables Obligation, green certificates and tariffs in Europe, and emissions credits under the Kyoto Protocol.
The geographic reach of Allen & Overy, including the transfer of knowledge between different offices and jurisdictions, means that we are able to keep abreast of the latest green initiatives and legislative developments occurring around the globe.
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News: 15 May 2023
Allen & Overy advises the sponsors on the Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind farm project
Allen & Overy has advised the company “Les Eoliennes en Mer Dieppe-Le Tréport” (EMDT) and its shareholders – Ocean Winds (held 50/50 by ENGIE and EDP Renewables), Sumitomo Corporation and Caisse des…
News: 18 April 2023
Allen & Overy advises the sponsors on the Îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier offshore wind farm project
Allen & Overy has advised the company “Les Eoliennes en Mer des îles d'Yeu et de Noirmoutier” (EMYN) and its shareholders – Ocean Winds (held 50/50 by ENGIE and EDP Renewables) and Sumitomo…
Publications: 11 April 2023
Japan unveils green subsidy programme – can it compete with the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act?
The Japanese government’s ambitious support package aims to unlock USD1 trillion of investment in low carbon infrastructure over the next decade. We break down the draft law and explore some of the…
Publications: 14 March 2023
RED II Delegated Acts hydrogen updated analysis
Any good Shakespearian drama comes in at least five acts. The long-awaited Delegated Acts under Articles 27 and 28 of RED II are no exception. In what could be the fourth act, the Acts were finally…
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Chambers Europe 2022
Band 1 for Environment
Chambers Europe 2022
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