Jacob Hollinger

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Jacob Hollinger handles environmental and energy-related compliance and litigation matters for energy, manufacturing and financial sector clients. He is a former high-ranking Clean Air Act attorney for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has handled dozens of government investigations and enforcement actions and has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation. Read Jacob Hollinger's full bio.

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 | Post-Uri Hedge Products for Storage and Renewables


By and on Mar 9, 2022
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables

During the latest webinar in our Energy Transition series, Partners Robert Lamkin and Jacob Hollinger hosted Louis Martinsen, vice president, origination at Boston Energy Trading and Marketing, for a 30-minute discussion concerning hedge product opportunities for renewables and storage projects one year after Winter Storm Uri impacted Texas’s power grid. Below are key takeaways from...

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The Carbon Tax Checklist


By , and on Feb 12, 2021
Posted In Environmental, Natural Gas, Renewables, Tax, U.S. Congress

Many stakeholders have called for the United States to adopt a carbon tax. Such a tax could raise billions of dollars in annual revenue while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Several carbon tax proposals were introduced in the last Congress (2019-2020 term), and it is likely that several more will be introduced in the new...

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$40 Billion Available through Biden’s Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office for Innovative Technologies


By , , and on Jan 28, 2021
Posted In Environmental, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

With Democrats taking over the White House and the Senate, many eyes are on climate change and the role that the federal government can take to combat it. A variety of proposals have been floated about the best way for Congress to enact legislation to help in the fight against climate change, but certain actions...

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New York Announces One of the World’s Largest Procurements for Offshore Wind and Onshore Renewable Energy Projects.


By , , and on Jul 24, 2020
Posted In Environmental, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

On July 21, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the largest combined clean energy solicitation ever issued in the United States, seeking up to 4 GW of renewable capacity. This capacity is broken up into 2500 MW of offshore wind and 1500 MW of onshore large-scale renewable energy projects. Access the full article.

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Key Takeaways: Achieving Low-Cost Decarbonization Through Power Markets, Infrastructure and Grid Operations


By and on Jul 21, 2020
Posted In FERC, Power Markets, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

McDermott hosted Rob Gramlich, Founder and President of Grid Strategies, LLC, on July 16 for a discussion of low-cost decarbonization strategies for the electricity sector. We framed the discussion around 2020 US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s recently announced goal of getting to zero carbon emissions from the electricity grid by 2035. Here are three takeaways...

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Six Takeaways: Utilization and Structuring for Section 45Q Carbon Capture Credits


By , , and on Jun 12, 2020
Posted In Environmental, Natural Gas, Project Development and Finance, Renewables, Tax

On Thursday, June 11, McDermott partners Phil Tingle, Heather Cooper and Jacob Hollinger were joined by Ken Ditzel, managing director at FTI Consulting, to discuss their insights into the proposed Section 45Q carbon capture and sequestration credit regulations. The Treasury Department and IRS recently published proposed regulations implementing the Section 45Q carbon capture and sequestration...

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Three Takeaways: Tensions in the Renewable Energy and Environmental Markets


By on Jun 5, 2020
Posted In Environmental, FERC, Power Markets, Project Development and Finance, Renewables, Uncategorized

McDermott recently hosted Jonathan Burnston, Managing Partner of the energy sector financial services firm Karbone, for a discussion of recent developments affecting environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, renewable energy and carbon offsets. Three takeaways from this week’s webinar below: 1. Interest in ESG investing is unlikely to fade. ESG indices have performed relatively well in...

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How Energy Company Buyers Can Limit Environmental Liability Risk


By and on Jun 1, 2020
Posted In Enforcement Defense, Environmental, Natural Gas, Project Development and Finance, Renewables

Many energy companies may be driven into bankruptcy because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Third parties seeking to purchase those companies’ assets may be concerned about potential successor liability for the seller’s environmental obligations. This article highlights some steps that asset purchasers in bankruptcy can take to reduce the risk of such liability. Successor liability exists...

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Clean Air Act Permit Challenges — New Rules On the Way


By and on Sep 6, 2016
Posted In Environmental

In the United States, the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requires all “major sources” of air pollution, such as power plants, refineries and other large industrial facilities, to obtain permits detailing the conditions under which those sources are allowed to operate. Such “Title V” operating permits, as they are commonly known, are typically issued by...

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