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Order No. 1977: FERC Siting Permits for Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities – FERC Finalizes Backstop Transmission Siting Reforms

On May 13, 2024, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or Commission) issued a final rule amending its regulations governing FERC’s review of applications for transmission siting permits pursuant to section 216 of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”), commonly referred...

Getting Your Carbon Credits Voluntarily

Bracewell’s Gordon Stewart, Oliver Irwin and Mark Kahn take a deep dive into carbon credits as tradable certificates in this Project Finance International article, and how it is possible for an entity to purchase these certificates voluntarily in order to offset its own emissions.

Order No. 1920: Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation – Landmark Order Substantively Expands Planning Obligations for Transmission Providers

On May 13, 2024, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued a landmark final rule implementing transmission planning and cost allocation reforms intended to promote the more efficient and cost-effective integration of new renewable generation and battery energy...

The Sanctioned Lenders Problem

Bracewell’s Jason Fox and Rory Wilson examine how recent events, such as the war in Ukraine and the designation of certain financial institutions as sanctioned entities, have caused sponsors and lenders to re-evaluate the sanctions provisions in their facility agreements.

Natural Resources: Renewable Energy

Bracewell’s Taylor Stuart , Joshua Robichaud and Catherine McCarthy recently contributed a chapter on renewable energy for the American Bar Association’s Recent Developments in Infrastructure and Regulated Industries 2023 . This chapter provides a high-level summary of notable developments in...

Power Steering Saudi Bus Rapid Transit PPP

In anticipation of a wave of bus rapid transit (BRT) projects across Saudi Arabia, Bracewell's Andrej Kormuth, Tom Swarbrick and Bagya Nambron look at the key features of BRT systems from a PPP structuring perspective and the question of technological choice: battery and hydrogen as two competing ‘clean’ fuel technologies and the factors that may determine their bankability.

Macedonian Gold Mines and Greek Bonds

Bracewell's Ro Lazarovitch and Bagya Nambron join Natalie Kedikoglou, general counsel at Hellas Gold, Frank Herbert, EVP and general counsel, and Paul Ferneyhough, SVP and chief strategy and commercial officer at Eldorado Gold Corporation, to discuss the project financing facility for the Skouries Mine in Northern Greece.

ICLG: The Rise of Co-Located Renewable Projects 2024

Bracewell’s Oliver Irwin, Ro Lazarovitch and Nicholas Neuberger take a brief look at the current state of the co-location market and the corporate structuring solutions being adopted, as well as certain bankability considerations in the Expert Analysis chapter in the fourth edition of International Comparative Legal Guides – Renewable Energy Laws and Regulations 2024.

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