Clean Energy & Renewables

Clean Energy & Renewables - Australia

Specialist advice to help your projects flourish

From cleantech ‘build-outs’ to solar projects and offshore investments in greenfield turbines, the clean energy and renewables space in Australia is awash with opportunities. For those investing, it is a space primed for growth – with success depending on your ability to manage rapidly advancing technologies and increasing regulatory demands.

In a market where innovation is key, our renewable energy lawyers help financiers, developers and retailers get creative. As a client, you benefit from our deep understanding of green regulations, which helps you to reduce the risks associated with major developments, sales and leases.

Multidisciplinary expertise

Drawing together expertise across corporate, finance, environment, property, tax and intellectual property, we give you valuable advice on renewable energy law, including:

  • Land options and leases, including rental and revenue-sharing arrangements
  • State development and environmental approvals 
  • Federal environmental and Foreign Investment Review Board approvals
  • Connection and off-take arrangements 
  • Panel and inverter supply arrangements, including warranties and guarantees, and handover and interface issues
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Project financing.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

This is not restricted to the banking sector. Treasury and the ACCC are already considering its expansion to the energy and telecommunications sectors.

10 May 2018

State and Territory Ministers recently met to consider a draft high level design of the National Energy Guarantee developed by the Energy Security Board.

26 April 2018

The Energy Security Board is seeking in principal support for its draft design of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

19 April 2018

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018