The tool provides online access to legal and regulatory overviews for developing a renewable energy project in a range of jurisdictions, now including New Zealand. The Q&A style information is standardised across all jurisdictions, enabling subscribers to easily compare how to bring renewable energy projects to market in multiple jurisdictions. The aim of the tool is to help streamline decisions to develop or invest in clean energy infrastructure.
Chapman Tripp worked with Simmons & Simmons to provide the New Zealand chapter on developing or investing in clean energy infrastructure in New Zealand. This covers all aspects of renewable energy projects, from resource consenting, acquisition of land, structuring, revenue streams and disputes.
Chapman Tripp Energy Partner Lauren Curtayne says, “Renewable energy is a key focus for New Zealand. To meet the New Zealand Government’s goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we need to increase our current generation by around 70%, all from renewable sources. This is going to require development of new projects both from within New Zealand and by offshore developers and investors.”
The Clean Energy Tool assists those parties when making decisions on clean energy projects here. We’re honoured to be the sole New Zealand law firm contributing to the Clean Energy Tool and working with Simmons & Simmons on this project.
With over 20 other jurisdictions currently included and more being added every month, the tool brings together best-in-class content from over 60 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America.