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Energy & Natural Resources

Smart energy law solutions that help our clients power the world.

Across the country and around the world, Husch Blackwell clients are blazing new trails in energy production and sustainability – and we’re right there with them. As the global spotlight focuses on renewable and alternative energy technology, we draw on our long history across energy sectors to help developers, investors, owners, and lenders forge the future.

Our Energy & Natural Resources law team includes more than 70 attorneys who devote their practice to guiding multinational energy companies through the complex business and regulatory issues facing today’s energy companies.

Our guidance to clients in the energy and natural resources sector includes:

  • Facility development and construction
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project finance
  • Power markets
  • Permitting and regulation
  • Safety and health

Strategic Transactions

Since 2010, we've led our clients through energy mergers and acquisitions worth more than $22 billion. Although we have a keen focus on renewable power generation deals, our experience spans the energy industry. Our mergers and acquisitions work also includes utilities, oil and gas companies, transmission companies and fossil fuel power generation.

Energy & Natural Resources statistics - 49 states where we've handled renewable energy projects and 9/10 U.S. electric power markets where we have experience

Blog | February 26, 2024
New Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Blog | February 16, 2024
New Mexico Enacts Clean Fuel Standard
Articles | February 12, 2024
Rock Products: MSHA Tackles Social Media
Articles | December 12, 2023
Rock Products: Unsafe Acts By MSHA Inspectors?
Blog | December 11, 2023
Agricultural Land and Foreign Investment
Blog | December 05, 2023
EPA's e-RIN Program Stalls
Blog | July 03, 2023
MSHA Releases Proposed Silica Rule
Blog | June 30, 2023
ESG, VPPAs and Dodd-Frank
Blog | June 21, 2023
EPA Proposes eRIN Rules
Legal Updates | April 26, 2023
GOP Seeks to Derail Biden's Climate Initiatives
Blog | April 05, 2023
Physical Security of Substations
Articles | November 09, 2022
Rock Products: Tell Me How You Really Feel
Legal Updates | October 18, 2022
ERCOT Schedules Winter Weather Preparedness Workshop
Legal Updates | September 28, 2022
FERC Interconnection NOPR Comments Due October 13
Blog | April 22, 2022
FERC'S Next Big Electric Initiative
Blog | November 09, 2021
MSHA's Current Rulemaking Agenda
Blog | November 04, 2021
Increased Scrutiny on Greenwashing
Articles | November 03, 2021
Increased Scrutiny on Greenwashing
Blog | October 06, 2021
Terminating Oral Farm Leases
Articles | September 14, 2020
Rock Products: ‘One MSHA' Is Coming Into Focus
Legal Updates | April 13, 2020
"Essential Services" under Executive Order GA-14
Blog | July 12, 2019
Keeping Up with the OSHAs
Blog | May 09, 2019
An Industry Approaching Zero
Speaking Engagements | January 25, 2024
Speaker, "Texas PUC - 2023 Year in Review," GCPA 2024 Luncheon
Webinar | March 14, 2023
The Hydrogen Opportunity
Webinar | December 8, 2022
BioBreak on the Plaza
Speaking Engagements | October 14, 2021
Conference Chair, 2021 Gas and Power Institute hosted by UT Law
Speaking Engagements | September 19 - 23, 2021
Speaker, IMA-NA 2021 Meeting
Speaking Engagements | September 8 - 11, 2021
Speaker, Nevada Mining Association Convention
Webinar | March 2021
Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series - Interconnection 101

Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series

Webinar | February 2021
Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series - Project Structuring 101

Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series

Webinar | December 2020
Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series - Emerging Energy Storage Issues

Building the Renewable Power Project Webinar Series

Speaking Engagements | November 18, 2020
Speaker, "Texas + Federal Legislative Preview," CleanTX Webinar
Webinar | June 23, 2020
Turbulent Waters

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Webinar | December 2019
Community Solar in Texas

Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | October 2019
e-Mobility Working Committee and Issues

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | August 16, 2019
NADB Environmental Infrastructure Financing

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | July 16, 2019
Regulations Governing Discharges to Air Emissions

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Seminars | July 11, 2019
WRISE Colorado Energy Policy Panel
Webinar | July 9, 2019
Review of Legislative Issues Concerning Renewables

Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | June 13, 2019
Solar Forecasting Technologies for Energy Markets and Electricity Networks

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas' Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

Webinar | May 16, 2019
Cybersecurity, NERC and Solar O&M in Texas

Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows Webinar Series

Webinar | May 7, 2019
ITC & PTC Status Overview

Webinar Series: Meeting Texas’ Energy Needs as Renewable Energy Evolves and Grows

News Releases | June 23, 2023
Husch Blackwell Adds Energy Partner Sara Bergan
Media Mentions | January 19, 2023
Rock Products: Brian Hendrix Saw It Coming
News Releases | November 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Elects 29 to 2023 New Partner Class
Media Mentions | October 18, 2022
Biomass Magazine: Podcast Preview with Andrew Eastman
News Releases | December 06, 2021
Husch Blackwell Elects 36 to 2022 Partnership Class
Media Mentions | November 24, 2021
Rock Products: Biden Nominates Williamson for MSHA Head
Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

Media Mentions | September 09, 2020
NS Energy: Aviator Onshore Wind Farm Project
Media Mentions | July 28, 2020
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2020
News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | September 05, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Sponsor 18th Annual Gas & Power Institute

The Gas & Power Institute presents a full program that covers timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | July 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails for Enbridge Energy in Land-Use Permitting Dispute

The Court agreed that the relevant insurance statutes prohibited Dane County from imposing the insurance conditions in Enbridge’s permit.

News Releases | July 10, 2019
2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers Names Six From Husch Blackwell

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | June 03, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents Algonquin Power & Utilities in Bermuda Electric Light Company Acquisition

Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in late 2019 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

News Releases | May 01, 2019
Husch Blackwell, TREIA Launch 2019 Texas Renewable Energy Industry Webinar Series

The webinar series will focus on the latest topics affecting the Texas energy industry and customers.

News Releases | April 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents Austin Energy in $460 Million Acquisition of Biomass-Fueled Power Plant

The $460 million transaction is expected to close during the summer of 2019.

News Releases | March 29, 2019
Bob Horn Appointed to MSHRAC Membership

Horn has more than four decades of public and private sector experience.

Media Mentions | March 24, 2019
Safety + Health: Clearing the air on marijuana

I continue to be impressed with Husch Blackwell’s Renewable Energy team. It is great to be able to count on Husch Blackwell as a trusted law firm partner for our large pipeline of projects, saving me time and energy otherwise spent on shopping every project out to local counsel.

Caitlin Beer, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC