Renewable Energy

Energy law governs the use and taxation of energy, both renewable and non-renewable and is becoming a more complex field by the day. The production and use of renewable energy is being mandated through the enactment of both State and Federal laws and regulations. Currently, the State legislature is developing new laws creating renewable portfolio standards that require electric service providers to source large percentages of their power produced from renewable sources. These new laws are creating opportunities for the establishment of new relationships between small and large power producers and public utilities.

For those considering installing energy producing projects, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can help with the various phases of power production from initial permitting issues that can be encountered when first seeking approval from planning, zoning, or selectman boards.

Further, there Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can help with negotiate and review construction and design contracts of projects of various scales. Also, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can be there for the creation and review of power purchase agreements and operation and management contracts that come into play once these projects are constructed and begin generating power. Additionally, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has significant experience litigating issues involving renewable energy when disputes arise during and after the construction these projects. Overall, we are here to help you navigate the growing body of statutes and regulations as well as the contractual relationships that are developing with the rise of renewable energy.

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