Many U.S. companies are seeking to purchase renewable energy…
Major potential benefits include securing long term energy supplies; substantial cost savings; reduced price volatility; compliance with government regulations and reporting requirements; achieving corporate sustainability goals; and general brand enhancement. These benefits are driving accelerating corporate commitments towards direct clean energy purchasing.
Despite this enthusiasm, only a few energy-intensive companies and progressive brands within the Fortune 50 have made significant progress in replacing traditional energy procurement with new clean energy options. Outside of companies like Google and Amazon, renewable energy purchasing is a new initiative, one that cuts across various corporate functions, but often lacks a specific existing owner with authority and resources to ensure implementation. Corporate executives are increasingly charged with tackling this challenge, but without a clear roadmap and the necessary transactional capabilities.
For developers and investors, participating in the coming wave of corporate energy procurement presents a major financial opportunity. However, navigating the dynamics of corporate decision-making and risk mitigation poses daunting challenges.
This online course provides corporate executives, managers, advisors, project developers, and financial investors with a comprehensive understanding of the world of renewable energy purchasing, along with the expertise and capabilities to successfully navigate the process of strategy development and implementation.
Meet Expert James Wrathall
James Wrathall is a member of the Energy Group in Sullivan & Worcester’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Wrathall represents clients in energy project development and finance transactions; acquisitions, sales and licensing projects; and energy and climate policy matters. He served as Majority Senior Counsel with the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 2007 through 2011. He was previously a partner with an Am Law 20 law firm for more than ten years, where he represented clients in energy and technology transactions and licensing projects, litigation, and regulatory matters. Mr. Wrathall is lead editor of S&W’s EDGE Finance Advisory and frequent contributor to S&W’s Energy Finance Report and other energy industry publications