Nicholas van Aelstyn


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Nico van Aelstyn has more than 20 years of environmental counseling and litigation experience and co-chairs Beveridge & Diamond’s Air & Climate Change Practice. He advises clients on a wide range of climate change issues, particularly those arising in California. He has been thoroughly involved as a stakeholder in the California Air Resources Board’s AB 32 implementation process since its beginning, particularly with respect to the development of the Cap-and-Trade Program for greenhouse gas emissions. For example, he represents one of California’s largest clean energy providers with respect to all aspects of the Cap-and-Trade Program. He also advises numerous covered entities with respect to a variety of rulemaking, compliance and enforcement issues. He also regularly represents offset developers with respect to the development of protocols and the certification and trading of ARBOCs. Since its founding at ARB’s first AB 32 implementation stakeholder session in 2007, he has served as counsel to the Carbon Offset Providers Coalition, a leading industry task force. He regularly engages with all levels of staff at the Air Resources Board with regard to all of these issues.