Renewable/Alternative Energy

King & Spalding has been embedded in the renewable /alternative energy industry for many years, stewarding clients from the initial stages of investment and tax structuring to the development, financing, federal and state permitting, construction and operation of their projects around the world. The practice is keenly aware of the complex needs of clients in this fast-growing segment of the energy industry.Learn more

37 ArticlesRenewable/Alternative Energy

by: Nabil Issa, Tim Burbury and Usman Ahmad

Islamic financing for renewable energy projects is expected to grow in the Middle East and North Africa regions. This article discusses certain key aspects of Islamic financing and how they may relate to the financing of large renewable energy projects.Read more

by: Kenneth Culotta and Rory Connor

Project financing is a challenge for nuclear projects. This article explores issues of construction risk, debt repayment from future revenues, and how small module reactors may help alleviate some of these issues. Read more

by: Alexandra Rotar and Jennifer Josefson

Russia has established new procedures that allow for the transfer of a party’s interests under a long-term capacity supply agreement. This article addresses these procedures and provides insight on the Russian wholesale power and supply markets.Read more

by: Tim Burbury and Usman Ahmad

The IFC recently published a detailed guide to assist in the development of solar power projects in Pakistan. This article provides a summary of the key steps and an overview of other notable items in this report. Read more

by: Mehdi Haroun and Ruxandra Lazar

On 8 January 2016 France enacted a new decree intended to facilitate offshore wind projects. Specifically, the decree addresses the process for legal challenges against authorizations and extends the maximum duration of the concessions.Read more

by: Alexandra Rotar, Cynthia AM Stroman, Joelle Herschtel, Jennifer Josefson, Laura Chambon, Mona Katigbak, Vera De Brito de Gyarfas and William Panlilio

The Paris Agreement on climate change will have varying impacts to its nearly 200 signatory countries. This article explores perspectives from regions around the world, including Latin America, Asia, Russia, the Middle East, the European Union, and North America.Read more

by: Timothy Smith

The latest version of the Production Tax Credit for renewable generation became law last month. While this is likely to spur development in the coming year, provisions for future years may not provide the same results.Read more

by: Benjamin Burnham, Cynthia AM Stroman, Nina Howell, Sephen Orava and Trinh Chubbock

The recent Paris Agreement on climate change represents a historic multi-national agreement to reduce greenhouse emissions, establish accountability, and support developing nations. This article explores the Paris Agreement’s potential implications for the energy sector.Read more

by: Alex Blomfield and Rory Connor

Solar photovoltaic projects often require significant performance testing periods that extend beyond the construction of a facility. As a result, EPC contracts require special consideration as to how performance guarantees and remedies are structured.Read more

by: Ruxandra Lazar

In 2014 nuclear power generated more than 75% of France’s energy. A new law now caps nuclear energy at no more than 50% and creates an uncertain mechanism for reducing the current level of nuclear energy.Read more