Green Guide Profile: Anderson Lloyd

Long-standing New Zealand firm Anderson Lloyd often deals with renewable energy, carbon emission offsetting, forestry and carbon sequestration matters. It also stands out for its work on large-scale water conservation, water storage and irrigation projects. With its specialist climate change law expertise, the team has experience advising clients on the New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS), the Climate Change Response Act, and climate change aspects of the Resource Management Act (RMA).

Energy, natural resources and infrastructure expert Anton Trixl, who was lead author of the 2020 and 2021 New Zealand chapters of The Renewable Energy Law Review, is advising Hiringa Energy and Balance Agri-Nutrients on their joint venture development of a clean-tech project in Taranaki to produce green hydrogen using renewable energy; once complete, it will be one of the largest wind-to-green hydrogen projects globally. The firm is also assisting Hiringa with the development of a hydrogen production and refuelling network across New Zealand; the stations will provide refuelling for zero emissions heavy hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles such as trucks and buses.

Carbon forestry project expert Dan Williams is  acting for Meridian Energy on the design and implementation of its Forever Forests project, which aims to establish 1.5m permanent trees to offset its emissions.

Notable is also the firm’s pro bono work for numerous organisations with an environmental and sustainability focus, such as the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, NZ Food Waste Champions and the Whakatipu Wildlife Trust.

The firm is one of New Zealand’s first law firms to become Toitū carbonzero certified in line with international best practice and via the Toitū Envirocare certification programme makes an active effort to measure and mitigate the emissions it produces over day-to-day operations. The firm has also shown its commitment to restoring local biodiversity by annually funding 2,000 native trees that are used for planting projects throughout New Zealand.

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