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
Date Written: October 15, 2016
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
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