Climate Change and Carbon Emissions

At the forefront of climate change policy and regulation.

Meet the team

The regulatory impact of climate change falls heavily on the energy industry. As one of the nation's premier energy law firms, Locke Lord has been at the forefront of issues relating to climate change, the carbon markets, and the energy transition for over two decades. Our environmental attorneys play a key role in the Firm's work on these issues, leading or helping to lead the Firm's Renewable Energy and Energy Transition practices.

Our environmental lawyers advised a client developing a business plan for a new carbon exchange, helping revise and refine the plan and form the venture that has grown into the nation's leading brokerage connecting commercial and industrial power purchasers with renewable energy providers. We also helped advise the creators of the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program as they refined their plan and approach to gaining legislative approval and commercial viability.

In addition to the development of new policy and commercial ventures, however, we regularly advise clients on matters involving greenhouse gas emissions, carbon offset projects (development, certification and transactions), development of ESG policies, compliance with climate change reporting and disclosure requirements, and a variety of emerging issues and liabilities.