Renewable Energy in the Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview — third edition

Governments across the Asia-Pacific region are continuing the push for greater renewable energy contributions to domestic electricity demand. While the deal flow has been lower than expected over the last six months, there have been positive signs in several countries that local developers are very active at the approval level. International developers are increasingly taking advantage of the many government and market incentives for renewable energy investment and investing alongside locals.

DLA Piper has released the third edition of Renewable Energy in the Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview. This edition provides a high-level but comprehensive renewable energy profile for 15 countries across the region, namely Australia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In each profile, DLA Piper looks at the country’s business environment and electricity industry with particular emphasis on the current issues, laws, projects, players and trends within the renewables industry, as well as foreign investment considerations and ongoing climate-change negotiations post the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

Six months have passed since the second edition of Renewable Energy in the Asia Pacific was published. In this edition, DLA Piper has added two more profiles: one for the geothermal powerhouse New Zealand and one for Myanmar, which drew international attention after its Foreign Investment Law 2012 was passed alongside the introduction of political and socioeconomic reforms under president Thein Sein. As part of the Myanmar profile, there is a detailed summary of this new foreign investment law…

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