Energy & Net Zero
This service unpacks the political dynamic and regulatory plans in energy, carbon pricing, CCUS, critical raw materials and net zero manufacturing. It covers global, EU, UK and national initiatives and connects the dots between them.
As governments try to stimulate a green industrial revolution, we are paying special attention to state aid and industrial policy supporting the deployment and manufacturing of renewables. This covers the whole value chain from critical minerals via equipment manufacturing to market reform and grid development. Strategies to decarbonise heavy industry, such as hydrogen or CCUS, also play a role.
At the same time, the exit from fossil fuels is far from complete, particularly with question marks over the role for gas. The regulatory treatment of these energy sources during the transition remains important.
Finally, emission trading and carbon markets are a long-standing focus for our team.