Energy underpins our economy and is central for economic growth globally. Energy makes possible the investments, innovations and new industries that are the engines of jobs, growth and shared prosperity for entire economies. Although fossil fuels remain critical energy resources across the globe, the energy landscape is transforming, and renewable energy continues to play an increasingly important role in helping countries develop modern,
reliable and resilient energy systems.
The Oil and Gas Law Review is intended to serve as a starting point for practitioners in gaining an understanding of the key legal requirements in the jurisdictions in which they may be advising clients on transactional and operational matters. Although not a substitute for detailed local law advice, the hope is that it will nevertheless serve as a reference guide and point users in the right direction when considering local legal issues.
Since the first edition, this compendium has grown and now covers 20 jurisdictions in this third edition. Whether you are already active in his sector or merely interested in learning more about the policies, legal structures and state of play in the renewable energy industry globally or in a particular country, we hope that this guide will aid you in your efforts as a participant in an exciting and continually expanding industry.
In our ninth year of writing and publishing this book the most pressing global concerns have revolved around the covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, many of our contributing authors have emphasised concerns associated with the effects of the crisis on energy demand and consumption, and delays in the development of infrastructure. Beyond this crisis, we have seen many other significant geopolitical changes that have added uncertainties to global energy policies.
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 their products. This book offers a review, by leading environmental lawyers, of significant environmental laws and issues in their respective countries around the world.