Carbon Markets + Climate Change

Widely regarded as the future’s most challenging energy and environmental issue, climate change is increasingly center stage in corporate America, impacting business strategy choices and daily operations. Goodwin became intensively involved with the issue early on – helping energy technology and engineering clients to develop strategies and address litigation in which climate change plays a central role.

Our expertise ranges from groundbreaking transactional work on behalf of climate change innovators to litigation in state and federal courts on behalf of businesses directly affected by state, regional and national climate change initiatives. Goodwin attorneys have significant experience in litigating early reduction credits and allowance allocations associated with state carbon-control programs. We assist in the design of a national carbon-branding initiative, with a focus on reinvestment strategies. We are pioneers in REC and mandatory carbon-credits transfer agreements and developing voluntary public company carbon-reduction programs.