Reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions has been an aim of the world’s governments for over a decade. This global focus on tackling climate change along with depleting levels of our core energy reserves has spawned a new generation of alchemists whose mission it is to develop new environmentally friendly and renewable energy solutions. The investment in energy technologies brings opportunity not just for innovative developers world-wide, there are also huge prospects for local land owners.
Burnetts’ energy law experts deliver knowledgeable legal advice to clients who are planning to install energy generating technology on their land or property. Our experience includes solar, wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion installations as well as work within the nuclear supply chain. We have also advised project investors and manufacturers and installers of energy generating equipment.
The team is a particular authority on wind turbine developments, having represented a considerable number of land owners across the North of England in connection with proposed schemes for their holdings and local authorities on appeals against the refusal of planning permission for wind farms.
The energy law team includes specialist solicitors from our planning, construction, commercial property, agriculture, contract and corporate law departments. Every member of the team has experience in the energy sector. Together, they deliver a total energy law service to clients which includes:
- Planning advice and appeals
- Construction agreements, collateral warranties and professional appointments
- Cooperative farming agreements (such as for crop supply)
- Agency contracts
- Investment, joint venture and shareholders’ agreements
- Incorporation matters
- Grid connection agreements
- Leases and farm business tenancies
- Option agreements
- Bank financing: due diligence and security
- Health and Safety