Christopher Berendt is an energy and environmental market transactional and regulatory attorney. Pioneering clients come to Chris for advanced transactions, including the development and finance of microgrids, renewable energy, cogeneration, biorefineries, carbon reduction projects, and dynamic energy and environmental commodity procurements. With more than 25 years of experience, including on Capitol Hill and as a corporate vice president in the energy sector, Chris has in-depth knowledge of the design and operation of the energy and environmental markets. Chris has long worked the nexus of energy, environmental markets, climate change and sustainability. He regularly represents clients transacting in markets he helped design and counsels on corporate carbon/ESG program planning, development and implementation, including product and service carbon claim design and substantiation, related-asset acquisition, divestiture and repositioning and carbon offset/credit procurement. Over the years, Chris has advised many policy-makers on energy and environmental market design and operation, including being called to testify before the U.S. Senate.