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 | Hospitals and Renewable Energy: New Financial Incentives and Opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act


By , and on Nov 9, 2022
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables, Tax, U.S. Congress

During this webinar, Heather Cooper and Carl Fleming, partners in the McDermott’s energy & project finance group, teamed up with McDermott+Consulting’s Debra Curtis to break down the key opportunities and actionable steps that your in-house team stakeholders need to know about to take advantage of what the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) has to...

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Key Takeaways | Domestic Supply Chain, Manufacturing and the DPA: How America Will Step Back into Its Global Leadership Role


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

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) is intended to stimulate domestic production in the US energy market and incentivize investment into those projects that utilize such domestic content. On October 26, Partners Carl Fleming and Philip Tingle talked about what the passing of the IRA means for the supply chain (and all its issues...

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Federal Government Approves First $900 Million Toward Development of a National Network of Fast-Charging Electrical Vehicle Stations


By , and on Sep 19, 2022
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, sponsored by the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will provide $5 billion in funding for states to establish an interconnected network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations over the next five years beginning in 2022, with $1 billion in funds being dispersed each...

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Key Takeaways | In the Room Where It Happened


By and on Aug 29, 2022
Posted In Renewables, Tax, U.S. Congress

On August 25, McDermott Will & Emery kicked off its latest 10-part weekly webinar series focused on navigating the new energy landscape following the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act)—the largest and most important climate action in US history. During the first webinar, McDermott Partners Carl Fleming and Edward Zaelke hosted...

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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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