Energy transition newsletter - July 2023
EU scales up green subsidies: How to benefit from support for clean investments
On March 9, 2023, the European Commission (EC) adopted changes to its State aid framework to support its “Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age” (the Net Zero Plan) presented in February 2023. The Net Zero Plan is part of the European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Sustainable offshore platform decommissioning
Since 1950, over 12,000 offshore oil and gas platforms have been installed globally.
Unlocking Africa's natural capital: Investment opportunities for a sustainable future
With the current rate of nature loss, recognizing and addressing the nature crisis is now critical. Whilst government and public sector initiatives play a significant role in addressing the challenge, the scale of the threat will require the mobilization of private capital.
Disciplined ambition: Fair-trading and competition law in ESG
Proactively championing environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals is increasingly popular with companies seeking to take a moral course for employees, customers and communities and as a way to create value for shareholders.
British Columbia chooses LNG (again)
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in British Columbia (BC) have faced uncertainty in recent years.
The grid: The greatest obstacle to a future of renewable power?
Renewable energy projects face multiple challenges: new and sometimes unproven technologies, supply chain disruption, delays to regulatory permits, concerns over environmental impact – the list goes on.
Australia and the US deepen their relationship on critical minerals and renewables
Over the coming months we will be publishing a series of articles that examine the opportunities presented by the Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact.
With the debt burden in certain emerging markets approaching unsustainable levels, Eurobond maturities requiring active management and with a climate crisis advancing, governments, creditors and the official sector are exploring new and innovative ways to restructure and reprofile sovereign debt, while simultaneously supporting opportunities to tackle climate-related challenges. Debt-for-nature swaps offer a solution.
Hydrogen trends and opportunities: Highlights and key take-outs
Utku Ünver, Rebecca Abou-Chedid and Sarah Devine discussed how hydrogen may be one of the most effective solutions to generating energy.
Foreign investment and political risk: Measuring and mitigating exposure at the outset
Our lawyers look at the potential political risks faced by investors choosing to invest in foreign states.
New developments in residential tenancies on First Nations reserve lands
On May 4, the province of BC issued Order-in-Council No. 283, which gives approval to the BC Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation to enter into a tripartite agreement with Squamish Nation and Canada to make regulations to govern residential tenancies on Squamish reserve lands (the Draft Agreement).
Climate Tech VC Insight
The global energy transition is considered to be the greatest challenge of our century. Its success depends upon fundamental innovations by research institutions, the research and development (R&D) departments of established companies and also, in particular, by young growth companies or start-ups.
Energy transition: Transforming change into opportunity
While global demand for energy continues to rise, increasing pressure to support the decarbonisation of the industry has spearheaded radical change.
Currents features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance
Energy Transition YouTube channel
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Road to COP28: Latest insights, news and resources
The 28th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP28) will take place from November 30 - December 12, 2023 in Dubai.
Climate change and sustainability disputes
Climate change and sustainability developments presents great opportunities but also manifest as a complex myriad of global legal, financial and reputational risks for companies, governments, directors and officers and other professionals operating in all sectors globally.