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Rachel O'Reilly



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Rachel O'Reilly



Rachel O'Reilly is Counsel in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) group of Allen & Overy LLP. Rachel focuses on investments in low carbon energy projects in the UK and Europe.

She specialises in advising on the commercial and financial arrangements core to energy transition, having experience working with utilities, developers, financiers and corporates across renewable and low carbon heat and power generation and supply (including offshore wind, solar, nuclear, CHP, heat pumps), district heating, energy efficiency, energy management, energy storage and energy network flexibility services including demand side response.

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Dry cracked earth

Blog Post: 18 NOVEMBER 2021

How COP26 will be relevant to future financings: Reflections on COP

Following all the hope, the pictures of dignitaries drinking Irn Bru and the hype surrounding COP26, one of the key questions is whether the negotiations will make a tangible difference to the…

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 25 OCTOBER 2021

EU CBAM implications for energy and infrastructure projects

The EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) introduced under the Fit for 55 package has the potential to have a profound impact on the pipeline of energy and infrastructure projects…

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System of pipes

Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2021

Carbon transport and storage in the UK

Today the UK Government has announced which two carbon transport and storage clusters have been successful in the initial phase of the UK Government's carbon capture, usage and storage cluster…

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Light shining through water droplets on glass

Publications: 08 SEPTEMBER 2021

UK Hydrogen Strategy - Top ten takeaways

The UK Government’s Hydrogen Strategy (the Strategy) finally landed on 17 August 2021. It was much-delayed and highly anticipated. When it arrived, it promised a hydrogen revolution: an integrated and…

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LPC, The College Of Law, London

LLB, Law, University of Leeds, 2006

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