The possibilities for the renewable energy industry are becoming
increasingly apparent to global investors. Climate change
mitigation is at at the core of its attributes, but governments are
increasingly turning towards renewable energy to curb immediate
air, ground and water pollution problems, to sure-up domestic
energy capabilities that are not subject to geopolitical or market
volatilities and to meet growing energy demands of burgeoning
middle classes. In many cases, governments see on and off-grid
renewable energy systems as an answer to rural electrification.
There are social, environmental, economic and political benefits to
be derived from renewable energy development. While short term
infrastructure and pricing issues need to be overcome, the plethora
of government incentives are making renewable energy more and more
attractive each day as the world adjusts to its carbon and
For these reasons, DLA Piper is proud to release Renewable
Energy in the Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview. We have attached
an abridged version of the publication, containing profiles of
Japan and the Philippines and can supply the full publication on
request. The publication provides a high-level but comprehensive
analysis of the renewable energy and electricity sectors for 13
Asia Pacific jurisdictions, as well as an additional profile on
South Africa, given its significant level of renewables activity.
Our Asia Pacific team has proven its worth in the renewables
sector, taking the lead adviser role on 56 renewable energy
projects. Renewable Energy in the Asia Pacific: A Legal
Overview is the ideal starting point for any investor keen to
join the 'green revolution'.
We have also compiled a comparative table which lists various
feed-in tariff rates for countries within the Asia Pacific, as well
as in some European countries. Feed-in tariffs are one of the most
popular mechanisms globally for incentivising renewable energy
investment, with Japan offering very generous feed-in tariff rates
(particularly throughout the initial term) for various renewable
energy sources and other countries including China, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam also
deploying feed-in tariffs across their renewable energy
This publication is intended as a general overview and
discussion of the subjects dealt with. It is not intended to be,
and should not used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any
specific situation. DLA Piper Australia will accept no
responsibility for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of
DLA Piper Australia is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm,
operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For
further information, please refer to www.dlapiper.com
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