Foley has a long history of working with the energy industry, particularly in the renewables sphere, which includes wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, geothermal and clean coal projects and technologies. Foley's energy practice includes the representation of clients in both transactional and regulatory capacities. Foley’s energy regulatory practice group has experience on federal, state, and municipal levels and Foley attorneys have played critical roles in drafting energy laws and regulations around the country. On the transactional side, Foley's energy attorneys are regularly involved in the structuring and execution of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and project finance transactions. Foley’s energy attorneys represent electric and gas utilities, sponsors of wind, solar, hydroelectric, clean coal, and biomass projects, interstate pipelines and natural gas distributors, power marketers, and energy lenders and investors. All of these clients are key contributors to infrastructure development.