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Cross-Border Renewable Energy Projects: Sustainable Development and Investor Protection

I. Introduction

Renewable energy is an integral part of the global energy agenda with total investment in excess of $210 billion a year. Renewable energy project development and finance is similarly global, and private cross-border investments are an increasingly common element of such projects in many jurisdictions. International investment agreements (IIAs) define host country commitments on investment protection, but also shed light on ways in which these commitments are subject to balancing with other public policy objectives including environmental regulation, a frequent source of controversy and investor-state disputes.

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