Canadian law firm Fasken has launched a new Hydrogen Energy Advisory Team (H2EAT) in response to North America’s growing demand for hydrogen fuel.
A legal advisor for participants in all stages of the emerging hydrogen economy, the firm helps energy clients source supplies of renewables, evaluate hydrogen production technologies, raise debt and equity financing for hydrogen, along with other services.
The company currently represents numerous utilities in their efforts to blend hydrogen with natural gas distributed via the country’s extensive pipeline network. Fasken is also counsel to H2GoCanada.
Fasken’s new H2EAT initiative will be co-led by Daniel Brock, Chair of Government Relations & Strategy at the group and Janet Howard, Partner in the firm’s corporate practice.
Commenting on the launch, Brock said, “Canada and the world are moving inexorably toward a carbon-neutral future. And there is no pathway to net zero that does not include hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies at its core.”
“Fasken understands the complexities of our transition to clean energy and the challenges of creating strong and active markets for clean hydrogen. Solving intractable problems, overcoming regulatory barriers, unlocking government support, and creating real value for businesses in hydrogen energy, hydrogen supply chains, and hydrogen technology is our focus and our expertise.”
Howard, continued, Conventional energy producers, transportation companies, and power suppliers are making substantial investments in hydrogen to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and the entrepreneurial economy is capitalising on a host of new technologies deploying hydrogen conversion.”
“Meanwhile, the US and Canadian governments will add major stimulus packages to advance green energy programs – companies deploying and using hydrogen fuel will be well advantaged and supported by these packages.”