This compendium has been formulated to provide you with a good overview of the legal framework and current status and challenges in structuring, financing and investing in renewable energy projects in the selected jurisdictions. Whether you are someone already active in this sector or merely interested in learning more about the policies, legal structures and state of play in the renewable energy industry globally, I hope that this guide will aid you in your efforts as a participant in an industry that is increasing new sources of energy projects with fewer carbon emissions.
Environmental law is global in its reach. Multinational companies make business plans
based on the laws and regulations of the countries in which they are headquartered and
have manufacturing facilities as well as the countries in which they distribute and sell
With the industry enduring a third straight year of low oil prices, and with no prospects
for a significant increase in sight, participants in the industry have been forced to adapt. Oil companies must continue to be disciplined, allocating scarce capital only to their best prospects, and shelving less promising projects for future years.