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The overriding issue surrounding Spain's energy sector is the ability to access finance, which is affecting all levels and may now prompt further diversification of ownership, says Emiliano Garayar, founding partner at prominent Madrid firm Garayar Asociados.
Portugal's desire to diversify its energy supplies has prompted significant investment in gas, including LNG, says Manuel Santo Ví­tor, head of the energy practice at PLMJ

The use of waste as a potential energy source is on the increase, accounting for around 4% of Portugal's total renewable energy supply, but any debate around further investments in waste to energy (WTE) facilities must take into account the issues that surround any new resource, says Vanda Cascão, energy partner at Lisbon's Vieira de Almeida.

Ongoing reforms and legal uncertainty is not assisting businesses, says Juan Ignacio González Ruiz at Uría Menéndez

At a time when many business sectors are facing falling consumer demand the energy sector remains an international success story of the Iberian economy. Despite a difficult financial arena, changing regulation and increasing competition, the sector may however be one of the few industrial areas able to power the region out of its economic malaise.

Iberian Lawyer’s Annual Energy and Renewables Special Report 2008 reveals a legal market full of confidence. Although the wider economy may be slowing, energy clients continue to offer law firms opportunities, reflecting Iberia’s position as a leading development centre for renewable energy technologies, and prompting demand for deeper sector expertise.
Spain's solar industry may be well established with a considerable body of best practice, but the sector remains one in which a solid understanding of the applicable regulatory regime is significant – particularly in the planning stage, says Miguel Riaño, energy and projects partner at Linklaters in Madrid.
For companies looking for outside investment or even to sell assets, environmental behaviour is now significant in terms of reputation and risk assessment and even valuation, says Claudio Monteiro, partner at Lisbon's Serra Lopes Cortes Martins & Associados.
Spain's solar power sector is a world leader and one in which there is continuing transactional activity as operators and investors seek to acquire assets, technology and expertise, says Juan Ignacio González Ruiz, energy and finance partner at Urí­a Menéndez
Water and wave power is playing an increasing role in Portugala´s renewable energy strategy but it is also a development that floats new legal and operational issues, say Manuel Andrade Neves and José Eduardo Martins at Abreu Advogados.
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