Energy & Telecommunications

Cleantech & Renewable Energy

Representative Matters

  • Advising Fortune 500 company on the development of solar photovoltaic systems at multiple manufacturing facility campuses, allowing our client to save money on its energy costs while enhancing its green credentials.
  • Securing regulatory approvals and financing for a $42 million biomass-fueled electric generation project, including a long-term power purchase agreement and $2 million in grant funding.
  • Advising owner of large portfolio of hydroelectric generating facilities on legal and business considerations related to acquisition, operation and sale of facilities. 
  • Advising developer of agricultural waste-fueled anaerobic digester on legal and business aspects of project development and operation, including long-term power purchase agreement and certification as a community-based renewable energy project.
  • Advising developer of innovative tidal energy generation system on regulatory, legal and business considerations.
  • Securing grant funding for energy efficiency projects at businesses, industrial facilities and ski resorts. 
  • Representing demand response providers in shaping regional and federal energy policy to properly incentivize customers to reduce their consumption of electricity during times of scarcity, reducing costs for all grid-connected customers. '
  • Advising clients in connection with carbon markets including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Western Climate Initiative.
  • Advising clients regarding renewable energy certificate (REC) policy, certification, marketing and related business considerations.

Firm Highlights

News

Greg Hansel Named Top 25 Attorney of the Northeast Region by Attorney Intel

Preti Flaherty attorney Greg Hansel has been named one of the Top 25 Attorneys of the Northeast Region for 2024 by Attorney Intel . This year’s class of attorneys has been recognized for excelling...

Publication

Massachusetts High Court Issues Important Ruling Impacting Prompt Pay Act

Earlier today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an order in the matter of Business Interiors Floor Covering Business Trust v. Graycor Construction Co. Inc. This decision presents the high court’s first ruling clarifying...

Publication

Understanding the Impact of the FTC’s New Noncompete Ban on Your Construction Business

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) attracted considerable media coverage when it issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements for workers in most circumstances and making existing noncompetes for the vast...

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Preti’s Sig Schutz Recognized as Member of NHPR’s Pulitzer-Finalist Team

Preti First Amendment attorney Sig Schutz has been recognized as “a core member of the [NHPR] team” involved in a podcast honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the audio journalism category.  The podcast...

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Maine Becomes Seventh State to Enact Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)

Maine is now the latest state to enact the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—following New Jersey, Oregon (substantially similar), Utah, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington. UPEPA aims to provide a clear framework for the...

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Compliance for Two—What Employers Need to Know about the Newly Effective Final Regulation for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On June 18, 2024 the final rule from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) takes effect, clarifying employers' obligations under this landmark legislation. Effective since June 27...

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Veto Day and Final Day of the 131st Legislature

The Legislature convened on Friday, May 10 th for Veto Day to take action on the six bills objected to by the Governor. As expected, all six vetoes were sustained by lawmakers allowing  Governor...

Event

Solving Problems During the Construction Process

Understanding the variety of construction contracts available and the specifics of each is essential for protecting your project and legal interests. At this interactive Half Moon Seminars webinar, Preti Flaherty attorney John Cronan will...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trusts and Estates Attorney Dianne Ricardo to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Dianne Ricardo has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Based out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Dianne focuses her practice on comprehensive estate...

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10 Preti Attorneys, 6 Practice Groups Honored in National Rankings

Ten Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected by Chambers USA for inclusion in their premiere annual list of America’s leading lawyers. Preti is recognized for excellence in the practice areas...