Global demand for energy is on the rise. As communities struggle to keep up with increasing demand and as the use of renewable energy increases, adequate transmission systems, and ample, reliable energy that minimizes environmental, social and cultural impacts is required. Finding and developing domestic energy, addressing changing community and public values, and meeting future needs with aging and innovative infrastructure can create conflict–all of which alters the expectations of stakeholders.

Kearns & West brings decades of experience working with energy stakeholders – on wind, hydro, solar and oil and natural gas issues – to address the environmental, social and cultural needs of communities and stakeholders.

Kearns & West specializes in:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management
  • Geothermal Policy
  • Hydrokinetic Licensing and Policy
  • Hydropower Licensing and Policy
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Siting and Policy
  • Solar Policy
  • Thermal Power Plant Siting
  • Transmission Line Siting and Planning Policy
  • Wind Energy Policy and Development

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