Decarbonization Drives Pick Up in Low-carbon, Renewable Fuels Activity

All types of energy companies are getting more active in the space or thinking about it, experts say.


Biogas is a renewable fuel produced by the breakdown of organic matter. A biogas plant is shown near a corn field. (Source: Wolfgang Jargstorff/

Activity is heating up in the low-carbon fuels space as the decarbonization movement drives strategic investments with sustainability and profitability in mind, according to attorneys for a law firm active in the M&A space.

Traditional energy companies are envisioning how their companies will look in a decarbonized economy and seizing opportunities, said Josh Bledsoe, counsel with Latham & Watkins.

“There’s both sort of a push and a pull—the push being regulatory requirements, which are already happening in certain jurisdictions, and then the pull being a desire to ensure that companies are going to be sustainable and profitable in the long term,” Bledsoe said.

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Velda Addison

Velda Addison is the senior editor of digital media for Hart Energy’s editorial team. She covers energy with a focus on renewables.