Nota Bene Episode 97: The Seismic Changes Renewables Are Bringing to Energy Transmission and Its Infrastructure with Mark Sundback


There is a massive transformation taking place with the U.S. energy infrastructure. As renewable energy increases in importance and continues to displace oil and gas, we’re taking a closer look at how North America’s energy markets are transforming.

Joining me for this conversation is Mark Sundback. Mark is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office. Since 1981, Mark has been engaged in the representation of energy industry participants before federal and state agencies charged with jurisdiction over energy markets and their participants.

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What We Discussed in This Episode:

  • How is renewable energy disrupting the current North America energy transmission landscape?
  • Are renewables replacing natural gas and oil pipelines?
  • What changes did Texas implement to its grid and infrastructure?
  • If we’re aiming for a renewables-based future, where will the energy need to come from?
  • Will it be possible to reach 100% reliance on renewables?
  • Will there be certain regions around the world who out-perform other regions in harnessing renewable energies? Why?
  • Is there a political element to renewable energy emergence?
  • How can multinationals in the oil and gas industries prepare for the impending changes?

Resources Mentioned:

Mark’s article - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission puts renewable energy resources in its crosshairs

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