Carl J. Fleming

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Carl J. Fleming is a transactional lawyer whose principle areas of practice are renewable energy and private equity. He leads transactions throughout the US and worldwide for a number of the renewable industry’s leading developers, global private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies. He provides legal, commercial and strategic advice on the development, purchase and sale and financing of renewable energy projects in wind, solar, energy storage, electric vehicles and other low carbon solutions. A partner in our Washington, DC office, he also advises on a number of energy and climate change policy issues. Read Carl Fleming's full bio.

Key Takeaways | Update on the Solar Circumvention Proceeding and Discussion of Possible Comments in Response to Commerce’s Recent Memo


By , and on May 18, 2022
Posted In Featured, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

On May 17, 2022, Carl Fleming, Lynn Kamarck and Tyler Kimberly from McDermott’s Energy and Project Finance and International Trade teams hosted Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) General Counsel and Vice President of Market Strategy John Smirnow for a roundtable discussion that provided substantive arguments, best practices and other advocacy strategies for US solar developers...

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Key Takeaways: Risks, Opportunities and Disclosures in the Era of Climate Change


By , , and on Apr 28, 2022
Posted In Environmental, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

On April 27, members from McDermott’s ESG, Impact & Sustainability Group, including Counsel David Cifrino and Partners Thomas Dawson, Carl Fleming and Jacob Hollinger, hosted a webinar on risks, opportunities and disclosures in an era of climate change. Below are key takeaways from the webinar: There is intense industry and investor interest in new rules...

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Key Takeaways | Keeping the Lights On: Cyber Threat, Vulnerability and Oversight Considerations for the Energy Sector


By and on Apr 11, 2022
Posted In Power Markets, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

During the latest webinar in our Energy Transition series, Partners Carl Fleming and Scott Ferber hosted PWC Principals Brad Bauch, US Power and Utilities Cybersecurity & Privacy Leader, and Mark Ray, Cybersecurity & Privacy, to discuss the cyber threat landscape that the energy sector currently faces, the US government’s oversight of cybersecurity and key considerations...

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Key Takeaways | Commercial, Legal and Policy Responses to Commerce’s Anticircumvention Investigation


By , and on Apr 6, 2022
Posted In Power Markets, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) recently initiated a circumvention investigation against solar cell and module imports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. This decision has the potential to profoundly impact the companies that import or rely on imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells (CSPs) in the United States. To help companies navigate this investigation, McDermott’s...

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Key Takeaways | African Markets and Opportunities for Cross-Border Investments in Renewable Energy


By and on Apr 1, 2022
Posted In Power Markets, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

On March 30, 2022, Carl Fleming and Emeka Chinwuba, partners in McDermott’s Energy and Project Finance Practice Group, hosted Dr. Abdelilah Chami, head of sustainability Northern & Central Africa at Enel Green Power, and Jay Katatumba, investment director at Africa50 Infrastructure Fund, for a lively discussion on the renewable energy space in Africa and cross-border...

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6 Key Takeaways from the M&A Activity in the Storage Market Panel at the Energy Storage USA Conference


By on Mar 25, 2022
Posted In Power Markets, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

Carl Fleming, a partner in McDermott’s Energy and Project Finance Practice Group and head of its energy storage team, hosted a panel of industry leaders from KKR & Co. Inc., CohnReznick Capital and Pine Gate Renewables that explored the opportunities and challenges currently facing the energy storage market, as well as the future of the...

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The ESG Opportunity: Hydrogen, CCS and Decarbonization


By on Mar 1, 2022
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables

Carl Fleming, a partner in McDermott’s Energy and Project Finance Group and leader in its Energy Transition Team, hosted a panel of industry leaders from Apex Clean Energy, Leyline Renewables and Pattern that explored the opportunities and challenges for ESG and hydrogen. Here are the key takeaways: 1. Various companies are looking to the environmental,...

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Development Market Outlook in ERCOT


By on Feb 28, 2022
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables

Carl Fleming, a member of McDermott’s Energy and Project Finance Group and head of its Energy Storage Team, hosted a panel of industry leaders from Vistra, UKA North America and Origis that explored the opportunities and challenges for utility-scale solar and standalone energy storage development in the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Here are...

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An Update on Wind Farm Development along the US Coastline


By , and on Oct 15, 2021
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables, U.S. Congress

On October 13, 2021, during a speech at American Clean Power’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, US Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a path forward for future offshore wind leasing along the US coastline. This announcement supports the Biden administration’s goal to install 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 and...

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Key Takeaways | How Solar Industry Leaders are Addressing and Overcoming the US–China Trade War


By on Oct 7, 2021
Posted In Renewables, Tax, U.S. Congress

The US-China trade war has caused a significant impact on the solar industry, and that impact is expected to grow. In this webinar, learn how solar industry leaders are handling the effects of the US–China trade war and how they are preparing for the future. Our first webinar of this series featured McDermott Will &...

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