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UK-based law firm, DLA Piper, has today released the first edition of Renewable Energy Africa, a major new guide for clients, providing regional policy and regulatory guidelines. 

The guide summarises the regulatory environment for renewable energy in 12 African jurisdictions, highlighting the key policy objectives for national governments and providing insight into the projects which are anticipated to deliver these goals.

The following countries are represented, with further countries expected to be added to later editions: Angola, Botswana. Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia.

Chapters on each country provide information on areas including the electricity industry, the renewable energy sector, government incentive schemes, major projects and more.

Global co-chair of the energy practice, Natasha Luther-Jones, said: “Creation and distribution of electricity is fundamental to unlocking economic potential, with the development of renewable energy projects and innovative electricity distribution strategies of central importance to the delivery of the economic and socio-political objectives of central governments.

“With more and more African governments implementing legal reforms to stimulate renewable energy development programs, there are huge opportunities for investors, developers and operators across the renewable energy sector on the continent. “

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According to Luther-Jones, the guide draws on the expertise and insights of the law firm’s market-leading team within DLA Piper and DLA Piper Africa, and will provide a valuable reference tool for anyone with an interest in renewable energy projects in those countries.

“Energy is a key sector for us; this, combined with our long-established presence on the continent means that we are uniquely well placed to advise clients on this complex area.”

A link to the guide can be found here: www.dlapiper.com/insights/publications/2018/06/renewable-energy-in-africa

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