💡 How will the renewables market navigate current global headwinds?
🌎 How will force majeure play into current geopolitical crises?
💭 Should U.S.- based manufacturers reshore production of renewable energy project materials and components?
🏛️ Did the Securities and Exchange Commission overstep its authority around climate risk?
Find out in the inaugural episode of Green Mic!
Denial is not a plan: Navigating an energy landscape in flux
Rising commodity prices, a federal solar tariff probe, and the SEC’s proposed climate rules are shaking up the energy sector.
Bill Kenworthy, Vice President of Energy Optimization at Edison Energy, and Ken Irvin, a co-leader of the global Energy practice area team at Sidley, discuss the impacts of rising commodity prices on corporate sustainability commitments, the Department of Commerce’s solar tariff probe, the SEC’s proposed climate disclosure rules, and the bipartisan infrastructure law’s multi-billion-dollar carveout for EV chargers.
About Ken Irvin: Ken represents clients on a variety of regulatory, enforcement, compliance, and transactional matters involving the U.S. wholesale electricity and natural gas markets, as well as with respect to the energy transition. Frequently recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his field, Ken has been included in Chambers USA and recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. and Best Lawyers. He was recently selected by The National Law Journal for inclusion in the annual list of Energy & Environmental Trailblazers, which recognizes individuals who have “moved the needle” and made an impact at the “crucial intersection of energy production and the environment.”
About Bill Kenworthy: Bill’s experience in the power and utilities sector spans technology, operations, strategy, and product management. He has worked with major C&I customers across the distributed energy space, delivering projects across various DER technologies and leveraging a myriad of innovative contracting structures. Bill has led several M&A transactions related to distributed energy businesses.