Jul 7, 2021
Clean energy technology has been on the rise. As companies strive to become more sustainable and the cost of manufacturing renewable energy continues to decline, we’re taking a look at the driving factors behind the shift toward renewable energy and exploring how multinationals can meaningfully participate in this market.
Joining me for this conversation are attorneys Paul Kaufman and Ben Huffman.
Paul Kaufman is a partner of the Real Estate and Land Use and Environment Practice Groups in Sheppard Mullin’s San Diego (Del Mar) office. Paul has been an energy lawyer since 1984. Over a career of almost 30 years, he has negotiated all manner of project contracts, including power purchase agreements, hedges, interconnection and transmission agreements and equipment procurement and construction contracts. He represents parties in M&A transactions involving development and operating wind and solar generating projects. He works with renewable energy technologies, including on large wind, solar and biomass projects, and on conventional power plants using fossil fuels, as well as gas storage projects.
Ben Huffman is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Team and the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago office. Ben helps developers, utilities, infrastructure funds, banks and institutional investors finance, buy and sell infrastructure projects, and advises the companies that develop and own those projects, across the United States. While his experience spans asset classes and transaction types, he focuses on tax credit monetization transactions and renewable energy generation facilities.
What We Discussed in This Episode:
The Wall Street Journal article, “Amazon and Other Tech Giants Race to Buy Up Renewable Energy”- https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-and-other-tech-giants-race-to-buy-up-renewable-energy-11624438894
Paul and Ben's article - "Corporate Offtake Agreements Are a
Driving Force Behind the Shift Toward Renewable Energy in the
United States" -
Paul’s Sheppard Mullin attorney profile - https://www.sheppardmullin.com/pkaufman
Ben’s Sheppard Mullin attorney profile - https://www.sheppardmullin.com/bhuffman
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