Brian S. Biering

Brian Biering is a Partner at Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan. Brian represents a range of clients on environmental, regulatory and compliance matters before the California Air Resources Board, California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and the California Independent System Operator. His clients include large energy users, developers of thermal and renewable generation, energy storage developers, transmission developers, energy service providers, and investor-owned and publicly-owned utilities. Some of Brian’s practice areas include:

  • Implementation issues and defending enforcement actions under the State’s greenhouse gas laws, AB 32, AB 398 and AB 617;
  • Representation before various state energy regulatory bodies on matters such as Greenhouse Gas mitigation, Renewables Portfolio Standard, Integrated Resource Planning, Resource Adequacy, Power Source Disclosure;
  • Negotiation of power purchase agreements;
  • Transmission interconnections and merchant transmission projects;
  • Regulatory due-diligence associated with project sales or acquisitions and project financing efforts;
  • Review and development of legislation.

  • Brian earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law where he edited the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and published an article on greenhouse gas regulation. He served as a judicial extern for the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon and worked at the California Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission. Brian graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Managerial Economics.