A new trend is emerging among the country’s most influential fossil fuel investors: a demand for climate change accountability and progress towards a low-carbon economy. On May 31, 2017, a vote among Exxon Mobil’s shareholders approved a resolution mandating that the company begin offering detailed reports analyzing the impact of compliance with climate change policy on its core business. With this resolution, Exxon’s major shareholders are pushing directly against company leadership, which has historically resisted such disclosure.
Hannah Coman is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office. Hannah’s practice involves general corporate and securities law matters, representing both private and public companies. She is also part of the firm’s Energy Technology Practice, which serves more than 250 clients. Since 2006, the firm’s Energy Technology Practice has completed more than 400 transactions in this sector totaling over $7 billion. Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Hannah studied renewable energy policy in Berlin, Germany as a Fulbright Scholar.
From April 26th-28th, San Francisco hosted the 2017 Ceres Conference. Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. The annual conference brings together more than 600 investor and company leaders and advocates who are catalyzing the biggest breakthroughs on sustainability.
This year’s jam-packed agenda spanned a variety of topics surrounding the energy industry, but two key themes emerged: (1) that there is a growing need for standardized data to measure the impact of investments made in energy, and (2) that sustainable energy is playing an increasingly central role in the investment decisions for stakeholders across sectors and across the political landscape – in other words, the push for clean energy isn’t going anywhere. Continue Reading Recap: The 2017 Ceres Conference on Sustainability
Tomorrow is the big day! The sold-out Seventh Annual New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Gala will be taking place tomorrow, April 6, 2017, at the Boston Park Plaza. Mintz Levin is a proud sponsor of the NEWIEE Awards gala, which distinguishes six exceptional women leaders who have demonstrated professional excellence in the clean energy and environmental industries, and have empowered other women to do the same. Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO of Current, powered by GE, will be delivering the keynote address. Visit our previous post to learn more about the 2017 award recipients!
This year, we are fortunate to have four attendees representing the Mintz Levin Energy Technology Practice at NEWIEE’s prestigious ceremony:
Last night, New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN) hosted its annual Water Innovation Award Night to celebrate achievements made in the water industry this year. While many innovators in the New England area are creating solutions to address a wide range of water-related challenges, NEWIN recognized three companies for their outstanding innovations, market success, and commitment to furthering the work of NEWIN and the water industry as a whole. I was honored to present the awards to the winners in each category. To find out who are this year’s winners, read on!
As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted the industry and their practice.
Moment #5: ASPEN IPO 2014
The Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) 9th Annual Green Tie Gala was recently held on October 25, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Green Tie Gala is the premier clean energy networking event in the region, bringing together more than 500 stakeholders from the Northeast clean energy community to celebrate the industry’s growth and accomplishments and to recognize outstanding clean energy companies with NECEC’s Green Tie Gala Awards. We enjoyed seeing many of our clients in attendance at the gala in support of this burgeoning and innovative community. To learn more about the Green Tie Gala, read on!
On Wednesday, March 12th, the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association will host the 11th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy. This content-rich, one-day conference will explore the emerging dynamics of renewable energy in New England. Conference Co-Chairs David O’Connor, Senior Vice President of Energy for ML Strategies, LLC, and Matt Shortsleeve, Regional Director of RGS Energy, will kick off the conference with a welcoming speech and overview of the day’s events. Throughout the day, participants will hear from industry experts, both within and outside the region, through provocative panel presentations, informative exhibitor booths and relaxed networking breaks. The experts will share keen insights and seasoned perspectives on topics such as solar incentive structures, off-shore wind prospects, transmission expansion and innovative financing models.
The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA) promotes environmentally sound, reliable and cost-effective wholesale and retail markets for the production and delivery of electric power supply, competing energy services and resource alternatives, including conservation, innovative demand-side and power delivery technologies, renewable energy and distributed generation. NECA’s 950 members, representing 130 entities, include developers and owner/operators of competitive power projects, both regulated and merchant transmission and distribution companies, power marketers and traders, fuel and equipment suppliers, power consumers and various service providers to the power industry, including law firms, investment bankers, environmental engineering and economic consulting firms. Through its regular series of meeting and conferences throughout the year, NECA serves as a clearinghouse of cutting-edge industry information. Continue Reading NECA 11th Annual Renewable Energy Conference