Working with Knauf Shaw’s sister company and energy consulting firm, Future Energy Development, LLC, the firms advise renewable energy companies regarding the siting, permitting, environmental review and land use approval processes for solar, wind, biofuels, biomass and new technology, advanced recycling, waste-to-energy or fuel facilities, particularly on contaminated brownfield real estate. Our experienced energy counsel work with clients to bundle both state New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) grants and federal tax credits or loan guarantees and other grants to facilitate project development and financing, while also navigating the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) compliance requirements to achieve these benefits. We also represent municipalities in their efforts to review, plan for and cooperate with renewable energy and biofuel project developers on their new, exciting technology projects.

Knauf Shaw is leading the charge for siting of renewable energy projects such as wind, solar, biofuels, biomass and waste to energy facilities on brownfield sites in New York. Working with our sister company, Future Energy Development, LLC, we can guide you through all the necessary steps of your renewable energy project including brownfield site acquisition, land use approvals, permitting, financing, remediation and construction. The firms are currently working on siting solar farms on landfills on Long Island and a waste to biofuels facility in Rockland County.

In addition to renewable energy projects, Future Energy Development can help building owners evaluate whether new energy efficiency technologies such as Combined Heat and Power (CHP) heating and cooling systems and energy storage batteries can create significant energy cost savings and prepare grant applications to offset the costs of these energy saving technologies and permit or variance applications to facilitate installation.

We do all the tedious paperwork so you do not have to do it, and are excited to be on the forefront of this emerging and dynamic practice area. For more information regarding our renewable energy and biofuels/energy efficiency services, please contact us.