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Clean Energy & Renewables in Australia

Baker & McKenzie houses the leading Clean Energy & Renewables Group in Australia. We work closely with our clients, advising them on carbon policy and developing practical solutions in the rapidly changing carbon market. Our team has provided advice on most major international carbon transactions and carbon projects over the past decade and we have built a clean energy and renewables practice recognised to be one of the deepest, most experienced and most geographically far-reaching in the world.

As well as working with high-profile private sector clients, our lawyers are key advisers to the Federal and State Governments on climate change and the development of renewable energy law policy. Our group has played a leading role in the development of the global carbon market between developed countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Access to Baker & McKenzie's integrated global platform means we can closely monitor the developments and implications of clean energy and renewables policy changes abroad. Domestically, our seamless interaction with the Firm's Environmental Markets and Natural Resources practice groups ensures we are able to continue to produce fast, market-leading results, in a time when climate change guidance is absolutely critical.

An internal draft of the future European Commission Guidelines on Environmental and Energy State Aid 2014-2020 (“EEA Guidelines”) includes revised rules for the approval of operating aid for the production of energy from renewable sources. If adopted by the Commission, these new rules will significantly limit EU Member States’ freedom to adopt and maintain national support schemes for renewable energy generation.
EU and Germany directives pushing for greater reliance on renewable energy are moving industry players to expand their renewables capabilities. Our focus and experience in the renewable energy sector help our clients meet the challenges head on.
The Ministry of Labor issued a formal proposal for oil and gas companies to join the Federal Agreement on the Oil and Gas Industry and Construction of the Oil and Gas Complex of Russia for 2014–2016, or to opt out by submitting a written refusal. The agreement provides additional benefits and rights to employees and trade unions.
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