The very real threat of global warming has not only created a need for alternative energy resources, but a market for them as well. The advent of regulating and reducing the amount of pollution emitted into the atmosphere makes renewable energy options ideal.
Members of our Energy Law Group work with crown corporations, corporations and independent power producers that harness renewable energy for consumers through water, wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel and biomass resources.
Wind power has always been a clean, renewable energy resource. The development of wind farms, where a large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines all connected to an electric-power transmission network, has contributed to the rising popularity of wind power as a viable and desirable energy option. Its capture and delivery emits no greenhouses gases, making it a preferred energy resource and an attractive offset to global warming. With wind power costs decreasing (as much as 90% over the last 30 years) and federal and provincial incentives increasing, wind power can only continue to rise in demand.
Lawyers in our Energy Law Group assist wind developers, financiers and suppliers to bring wind power projects to market to produce electricity to urban and rural locations.
Advanced solar technology and photovoltaic technologies, available for residential and commercial use, have increased the demand for solar energy. Lawyers in our Energy Law Group work with private and publicly listed companies to help bring solar projects and products to market.
Hydroelectric power in the forms of conventional dams, pumped storage and run-of-river projects is a renewable energy resource with its own set of benefits and challenges. Our Energy practice group members who work with government as well as private-power corporations have acquired a specific understanding of these types of projects and can provide relevant strategies based on their experience in this sector.