2021 was a year in which energy took center stage in ways it hasn’t in years. The momentum behind decarbonization continued to grow, hydrogen as an energy carrier became real, energy price shocks in Europe were front-page news, electric vehicles continue to accelerate, Texas dealt with one of the most significant weather events and power outages in recent memory, commercial advanced nuclear became a real possibility, and gas pipelines between Russia and Germany took on new geopolitical importance. One of the reasons I originally became, and continue to be, fascinated by energy is because it powers so many world events. (In rereading this paragraph, I apparently am unable to resist bad puns.)
The fundamental challenge to society continues to be how to decarbonize the energy sector in a way that is congruent with economics, national security, and technology. These are the challenges we continue to work with clients on addressing.
Our Practice continued to grow in 2021, in the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany, with more to come in 2022. We made our first steps back to the office together, which will continue in the coming year.
We are happy to share this update, which describes representative engagements from this past year, summarizes our publications and events attended, and details how our Practice has expanded.
Thank you for the trust you place in us, and I look forward to being able to see many of you (in person) this year.