Asia-Pacific: Renewable Energy and Climate Change Group Legal Update

DLA Piper has published its first Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy and Climate Change Group Legal Update.

This legal update provides a snapshot of the state of play of renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific, focusing specifically on trends in Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Philippines where there has been recent and remarkable progress. The law firm discusses India and China as emerging superpowers turning to renewable energy to meet energy security issues. Further south, despite renewable energy investment in Australia steadily increasing over the past decade, it is clear we must raise our ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices’ profile.

Despite its location outside the Asia-Pacific, South Africa — which has endured a power crisis of its own since 2007 — is also considered. There are lessons to be learned from DLA Piper’s experience with the South Africa Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, which continues to grow despite inherent challenges…

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