Greenberg Traurig’s Carbon Capture & Sequestration Group helps clients navigate the complex and often novel regulatory, permitting, environmental, financing, tax, and transactional aspects associated with carbon sequestration projects. We have an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the incentives and tax credit opportunities related to these projects, including those available under recently revised Internal Revenue Code Section 45Q and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Carbon Sequestration (CCS) Protocol. Our broad project development experience includes advising energy developers, investors, NGOs, and energy and environmental regulatory agencies and utilities.
Our attorneys have been involved in virtually every aspect of state, federal, and international efforts to restructure energy markets and reduce emissions from the energy industry, including legislation, regulations, and policies creating and implementing incentives available to developers of greenhouse gas emission reducing or capture projects. We have long-standing relationships with federal and state commissioners and staff, and understand how to structure, obtain certification for, and maximize value of carbon sequestration projects including projects designed for enhanced oil recovery and for permanent storage. Our work includes advising on project sequestering carbon dioxide from natural sources, in addition to gas-fired power, gas processing, helium, ammonia, and ethanol plants.