On June 9, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 218, which targets 2.8 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 8 GW by 2040 and anticipates the creation of 600,000 related jobs and an annual contribution to North Carolina’s economy of $70 billion. The Legal Update at the link below provides details

This month the UK Government issued an updated timetable and submissions guidance for cluster sequencing for Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) deployment. With this paper came a number of updates across its CCUS programme including:

  • the CCS Infrastructure Fund (CIF);
  • the Industrial CCUS Business Models;
  • Power CCUS Business Models;
  • T&S Business Models; and

On April 21, 2021, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive package of measures to help improve the flow of money toward sustainable activities across the European Union.

The measures adopted include:

The EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act, which aims to support sustainable investment by making it clearer which economic activities most contribute to meeting the

The energy industry continues to evolve as sectors converge and as demand, supply and consumer preferences change. The global economy is shifting to lower-carbon sources of energy, coinciding with (or resulting from) a renewed focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. “Energy transition” is commonly used to describe the recent full-court press towards cleaner

Join Mayer Brown on April 6, 2021, for our Carbon Capture Use and Sequestration Boot Camp – from Feasibility to Execution. This comprehensive, interactive event will discuss the CCUS market, how to qualify for the Section 45Q tax credit, how to finance and structure CCUS projects, and the underlying commercial contracts that will be vital

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another.  This is an important decision that will be of interest to all UK headquartered companies operating in jurisdictions and industries where there is a higher risk of ESG-related issues arising.  Although the

Over 1,000 firms have made either indicative or concrete pledges to align their greenhouse gas emissions with the Paris Agreement—which means reducing emissions to zero by 2050. For many firms, achieving this aim will require the use of carbon offsets at some point. On January 27, 2021, the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets published

On January 20, 2021, US President Joseph Biden signed a series of executive orders, including one titled “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.” This executive order contains a series of directives to federal agencies and departments that will significantly impact the energy sector and signals the high

2020 was a fascinating year for all lawyers in the global oil & gas sector.

Over the year we had some brilliant speakers leading discussions with industry lawyers through our oil & gas lawyers’ forum – click on this link to see what we discussed.

Our sessions usually take place on Wednesday mornings (UK

When asked about the top ESG risks in oil and gas, a familiar list typically emerges.  Health and safety, environmental harm, climate change, activities in a particularly high risk jurisdiction…  From a legal perspective, we do not disagree, but our key concerns come from a different angle:

  1. Did you do what you say you