Our extensive experience spans from advising Governments, sponsors, developers and suppliers to the energy industry, both within the European Union, UK, Africa and USA.
Our experience encompasses advising clients from the very start of a project through to acquisition, financing, construction, regulation, commissioning and connecting to the grid.
The Energy Team is headed by Geraldine Noel, a barrister of England & Wales, Ireland, registered in Malta, whose interests lie in all forms of energy, corporate structuring and project finance.
Continuing development of the more cost – effective technology required for the development of wind projects, whether onshore or offshore, results in ever developing legislation. Combine this with renewable portfolio mandates, climate change policies and regulations, corporate sustainability initiatives, distributed generation ensures increased pressure to
Our advice spans the spectrum from initial siting and permitting through project finance, construction and the negotiation of power purchase agreements.
The needs of players within the solar industry are vast. From land acquisition, to permitting, solar auctions to solar photovoltaic (PV) project finance and development, we have experience including that of cross border – particularly in relation to tax and regulatory matters.
The evolution from subsidy based to private investment has necessitated a shift in deal arrangement provisions. Ranging from land and industry premises acquisition to development and through to operation, our lawyers are rightly placed to advise on all aspects of energy to waste projects on an international basis.
“Blue” hydrogen is produced in a similar manner to grey hydrogen, but carbon-capture technologies are incorporated in the process to prevent CO2 from being released
“Green” hydrogen – produced through the use of electrolysis of water powered by renewable energy sources, resulting in zero-carbon emissions and a clean and sustainable fuel source.
As the most recent form of energy to garner support, green hydrogen – as opposed to blue hydrogen – is being seen as the best way in the future to achieve decarbonisation and as such assist in the energy transition from fossil fuels to cleaner, renewable energy.
A cutting edge technology, Acumum keeps abreast of industry, legal and regulatory developments in this area so as to ensure up to date advice to our clients.
Arising from the Kyoto and Paris agreements, the EU’s commitment to zero net emissions under the Clean energy for all Europeans package, as well as the EUs 2050 long-term strategy to be climate-neutral by 2050, there is pressure not only in within the EU, but globally to use not only energy from renewable sources, but also to reduce carbon and other emissions.
The stage of carbon capture can be riddled by complex regulations, subsidies and cross border arrangements. Acumum can assist companies to reduce their carbon emissions or at least the monetary effect of such carbon emissions, by advising in respect of national and international schemes to reduce or alleviate the effects of such emissions by the use of trading mechanisms.
Energy storage can be arranged in different formats, depending on the energy sources used.
Energy storage is of particular need and demand especially in the field of renewable energy due to renewable energy being intermittent in nature and thereby storage is an
There are a plethora of storage options, with more being launched in the industrial and consumer markets. The five main types of energy storage being:
· Batteries – a range of electrochemical storage solutions, including advanced chemistry batteries, flow batteries, and capacitors
· Thermal – capturing heat and cold to create energy on demand or offset energy needs
· Mechanical Storage – innovative technologies to harness kinetic or gravitational energy to store electricity
· Hydrogen – excess electricity generation can be converted into hydrogen via electrolysis and stored
· Pumped Hydropower – creating large-scale reservoirs of energy with water
Alongside smart grids, comes a plethora of Future Tech, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and objects with the overall aims of bettering consumer experience, reliability as well as reducing energy costs. Our energy lawyers have a deep background and grounding in intellectual property and information technology have obtained post graduate degrees in these field.
Our deep knowledge and grounding in intellectual property law – trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, as well as design and database rights – with our past work as in house counsel to tech, web and digital companies around the world, Acumum’s energy lawyers are best placed to advice on the way the grid and the energy industry is incorporating smart uses and products as the way forward.
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