HOUSTON – Pillsbury, a long-standing member of the Texas business and legal community, has signed on to the Houston Energy Transition Initiative. The initiative is an ambitious blueprint developed by the Greater Houston Partnership to leverage Houston’s energy leadership to accelerate global solutions for a low-carbon future.

Through the Partnership’s Houston Energy Transition Initiative, signatories such as Pillsbury aspire to:

  • Drive sustainable and equitable economic growth in the Greater Houston region through a portfolio of technology, policy and market initiatives that embrace and create value from the world’s transition to low-carbon energy systems.
  • Build upon the region’s history of leadership in the energy and chemical industries by providing new opportunities for Houstonians, leveraging and sustaining investments in existing assets and expertise, and creating conditions to attract new and innovative talent and capital.
  • Deliver economic growth and positive impact on the environment, thereby placing Houston as the leading hub of energy and clean tech innovation.

“With more than a century of service to the energy industry throughout the globe, Pillsbury is now at the forefront of the energy transition as our clients embrace new technologies and strategies to achieve a low-carbon future,” said Amanda Halter, managing partner of Pillsbury’s Houston office. “We are excited to be signatories of this important and forward-thinking initiative in the Greater Houston area and beyond.”

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“The impressive variety of signatories to the Houston Energy Transition Initiative goes to show that the business world is taking notice of the challenges ahead and is looking for new and better ways to reach a net-zero future,” said Sheila Harvey, who serves as firmwide Energy Industry Group leader at Pillsbury. “As a firm, we see the energy transition evolve every day as our clients seek out new strategies and tools to accomplish their sustainability goals. It’s an exciting time for us and our clients as we navigate these urgent and compelling challenges.”

Pillsbury advises companies around the world and across industries as they evolve and adapt to the challenges of the energy transition. From helping to advance new energy technologies to providing established companies with guidance on meeting decarbonization goals, Pillsbury provides energy stakeholders with comprehensive industry experience and a track record of innovation and success. The firm helps clients build and modernize all types of power generation projects; develop decarbonizations strategies that account for carbon sequestration, utilization and storage; deploy new fuels and clean technologies such as those related to biofuels, hydrogen and advanced nuclear reactors; leverage sustainable sources of financing; capitalize on government incentives; provide public policy support regarding evolving government programs and initiatives; navigate environmental compliance requirements; design and implement ESG programs; and prevail in energy-related litigation and international arbitrations.