West Palm Beach Clean & Renewable Energy Attorneys
Many new business ventures in Florida deal with clean and renewable energy. Although it’s a relatively new industry that has emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, renewable energy is a rapidly growing field in our state and across the country. However, the clean and renewable energy industry comes with many different kinds of legal issues for which you’ll need experienced counsel on your side. Having helped guide one of the nation’s leading clean energy companies (NextEra Energy / Florida Power & Light – Fortune 200) through legal and policy challenges across the nation and abroad for nearly a decade, Dave Markarian provides unique expertise to those seeking to excel in this new frontier.
Are you a current business owner who is considering getting involved in a renewable energy project? Or do you have questions about how environmental incentives or credits can work to your benefit? Our experienced West Palm renewable energy attorneys can answer your questions today. Contact Markarian Frank & Hayes today to learn more about the services we offer to our clients.
Types of Clean Energy Businesses in South Florida
What is clean and renewable energy? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), renewable energy “comes from natural sources that are constantly and sustainably replenished.” Businesses that focus on clean and renewable energy can help to make our living environment a healthier place by reducing the use of fossil fuels and improving the quality or our air and water. Renewable energy has many different sources, including but not limited to:
- Wind energy;
- Solar energy;
- Geothermal energy;
- Biomass energy and cellulosic ethanol;
- Biogas energy; and
- Offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy.
Solar energy can include solar hot water systems, solar electricity, and even heating and cooling. Given the year-round sunny weather in South Florida, many developers are considering new forms of solar energy and other clean and renewable sources that could bring growth to our state.
Legal and Financial Issues in the Clean and Renewable Energy Industry
Florida developers, business owners, contractors, and financing parties can become involved in nearly all types of renewable energy ventures that are possible with current and emerging technology. As you might imagine, projects looking at ocean energy, hydropower, and solar energy often are seen as particularly beneficial to our state.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that numerous legal and financial issues can arise at the beginning, and even beyond the completion, of clean energy projects. Our dedicated renewable energy lawyers in West Palm have experience handling a variety of matters concerning clean energy, including but not limited to:
- Clean and renewable energy project development;
- Product certifications;
- Project approvals;
- Facility contracts, purchase agreements, and leases;
- Regulatory issues in clean and renewable energy;
- Tax matters, credits and incentives;
- Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures in clean and renewable energy; and
- Intellectual property issues, such as patent protection.
Contact a West Palm Beach Clean & Renewable Energy Attorney
Working in the renewable energy industry or getting involved in it for the first time can raise numerous financial and legal questions. Areas of the law that are applicable to this industry can be extremely complex, and it’s important to seek advice from an experienced West Palm Beach clean energy attorney.
At Markarian Frank & Hayes, we have years of experience assisting South Florida business owners and corporations with a variety of matters related to clean and renewable energy. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.