The Need for a Legal Definition of ‘Sustainable Energy’ for a Sustainable Future

Sujith Surendran & Dr. Tabrez Ahmad, The Need for a Legal Definition of “Sustainable Energy” for a Sustainable Future, 2 Energy Law Reports 95–105 (2016)

14 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2016

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Sujith Surendran

Presidency University

Tabrez Ahmad

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) School of Law

Date Written: October 15, 2016

Abstract

This article is an attempt to discover the meaning of the term ‘sustainable energy’. It is found that nowhere it has been legally defined or the existing definitions are not adequately representing various sustainability aspects. Various attributes of sustainability are discussed and a new definition for the term is attempted. It is also argued that incorporating such a definition in the policies of various governments and international agencies are important to streamline all activities aimed at a sustainable future. To bring various energy policies for the litmus test of sustainability, it is imperative to have a commonly understood definition for sustainable energy.

Keywords: Sustainable energy, renewable energy, definition, sustainable future, energy

JEL Classification: K1, K32

Suggested Citation

Surendran, Sujith and Ahmad, Tabrez, The Need for a Legal Definition of ‘Sustainable Energy’ for a Sustainable Future (October 15, 2016). Sujith Surendran & Dr. Tabrez Ahmad, The Need for a Legal Definition of “Sustainable Energy” for a Sustainable Future, 2 Energy Law Reports 95–105 (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2852926

Sujith Surendran (Contact Author)

Presidency University ( email )

Itgalpur
Yelehanka
Bangalore, Karnataka 561189
India

Tabrez Ahmad

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) School of Law ( email )

Kandoli Campus
Nanda-Ki-Chowki Via-Prem Nagar
Dehradun, Uttrakhand 248007
India
+918755929751 (Phone)

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