Partner Sarah Fitts was quoted on the contrast between the government shutdown’s potential delays for clean energy projects in comparison with other government-funded projects.
“Unless your project was at an inflection point where government action was needed…it’s not really slowing anything down yet,” Sarah said. “For now, what I see is people are just reordering [how] they do things.”
However, if the shutdown continues, it could tighten timelines or delay projects down the line.
“I think there will be more projects that have planned for first-quarter or second-quarter closing that have to delay,” Sarah said, adding that, even when the shutdown ends, the backlog it has created is likely to cause a cascade of delays.
“It’s a big mess,” she said. “And it’s unnecessary.”
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