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Chapter 9: Energy. This chapter discusses the regulatory framework for energy regulation from a multi-level perspective, including the effects of liberalization in the electricity and natural gas sectors. This involves a discussion of the price dynamics, as well as production, distribution, imports and new investments. The specific case of investments in natural gas facilities is addressed. The chapter also discusses the regulation of quality in the energy sector. It presents the regional energy plans from a multi-level perspective. Finally, it discusses the role of local public service companies in the energy markets.