Renewable Power in Southeast Asia: Will the Legal Regime Catch Up with the Opportunities?

Southeast Asia offers rich renewable sector opportunities, recently exemplified by Chevron’s multibillion-dollar sale of its Indonesian and Philippines geothermal projects, and the purchase of Equis Energy for $5 billion. However, industry players and their lawyers face several challenges in developing a responsive and bankable legal regime for renewable projects.

[…]Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam have developed a series of bankable Mekong region hydropower projects, to the point where the multi-country Mekong River Commission was formed to address growing concerns around riparian usage. 

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Sean Prior and Benjamin Thompson