The energy industry is changing.
Today, electricity generated with natural gas is significantly cheaper than that using coal, oil or nuclear fuel. And in some areas, alternative power plants are becoming cost competitive. This significant cost differential combined with stringent environmental requirements and a public preference for renewable electricity generation are causing power plants to shutter. When this happens, a cascade of legal consequences follows.
Fearing an outbreak of “zombie” power plants dotting their landscapes, localities and states are increasingly pushing for more prompt abatement and final disposition of closed plants.
Nixon Peabody is at the forefront of the industry covering all the issues that arise throughout the power plant decommissioning, decontamination and demolition process.
We support our clients from beginning to end. Our decades of work with power plants help us get the job done quickly and efficiently. Starting with strategic planning during decision-making stages, through pre-bid and bidding processes and into project design and implementation phases, our practical approach helps prevent potential costly pitfalls.
With experience ranging all facets of the industry, we don’t just manage risk, we find solutions.
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Law360 | June 05, 2019
Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Bruce Baker and Senior Environmental Health Engineer Libby Ford, both of the Rochester office, co-wrote this contributed article on how state legislatures are addressing the future of decommissioned, coal-fired power plants.