Morrison & Foerster has announced that Jeffrey A. Chester, a project finance and renewable energy lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in Los Angeles. Chester will advise on global capital-raising transactions for the renewable and alternative energy space. He has closed more than 50 wind-power and two dozen solar-power project financings, including a 1,550-megawatt power purchase agreement by Southern California Edison, the largest wind-power purchase agreement in history.
Rio Rancho Public Schools has completed a 2,357-kilowatt solar power project. The school system has recently completed two ground-mounted solar arrays at Cleveland and Rio Rancho High Schools. Each system is approximately 1,200-kilowatts and consists of more than 4,000 Coenergy solar panels.
LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has been ranked #2 in Biofuels Digest’s annual list of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioeenergy and #4 in its 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals. LanzaTech is one of only two companies to be ranked in the top 5 in both lists.