Davies puts the public to work for you
We win by defining the terms of the debate and amplifying voices of public support in regulatory agency processes that are too often dominated by a vocal group of obstructionists. From gaining unanimous approval for a wind farm while the local community had already spent $2MM opposing it, to taking a development initiative that was down by 37% when we took it on, and transforming that into a win with a 38% margin of victory, we always find a way. The Davies approach has succeeded in gaining permits for oil and gas, fly-ash disposal sites, solar and wind farms, transmission and port infrastructure, and power plants of every type.
How We Win
Dominate the public debate to win
First California Wind Farm Faces United Opposition
Despite being a "green" project, major environmental groups were united against plans to create the first ever wind farm on the California Coast."
South American Natural Gas Positioned for Success
An innovative energy company needed positioning as a leader in the field, and messaging to help inoculate against criticism.
Upstart energy company overcomes stiff competition
A new energy company had plans to develop an offshore LNG platform, but was opposed by a well-established, deep-pocketed competitor.
Fierce Power Plant Opposition Changed to Support
An electric generation company faced growing local opposition to its aging plants and concerns over methods of coal-ash disposal.
Mirant Mid-Atlantic Energy
"Davies helped Mirant implement a successful grassroots program to educate and engage the public on behalf of our Potomac River Generating Station and played a key role in ensuring that supporters’ voices were heard at public hearings and through the public comment period. Davies continues to aide Mirant on several fronts from crafting strategic messaging to helping with employee grassroots activation programs."
Misty Allen, Director Mid-Atlantic External Affairs
Acciona Energy North America
"Davies assisted Acciona in gaining approval by the Board of Supervisors in a county known for its strict land use policy and active environmental groups, by helping to build grassroots public support for California's first-ever coastal wind energy farm, resulting in a 5-0 approval."
A. Harley McDonald, Project Developer
"For more than a decade, Davies has provided incident response and crisis communications support for Exxon-Mobil U.S. Productions coastal California operations. Davies developed a detailed public affairs first response protocol and provides 24/7 on call support, considered a model by U.S. Productions Public Affairs. The firm plays an integral role in strategy and support for incidents, operational issues routine drills and agency multi-day drills."
Alexandra Roberts-Judd, US Production Public Affairs Manager