A Treatise for Energy Law

Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 2018, 11, 34–48

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2017-40

16 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2018

See all articles by Raphael Heffron

Raphael Heffron

Queen Mary University of London; Prof.

Anita Ronne

University of Copenhagen; University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law

Joseph P. Tomain

University of Cincinnati - College of Law

Adrian Bradbrook

University of Adelaide

Kim Talus

University of Eastern Finland - Department of Law

Date Written: September 20, 2018

Abstract

It is now over 20 years since the seminal paper on energy law as a discipline was published. The aim of this article is to review what currently constitutes energy law after this 20-year hiatus. There are two main ambitions of this article, which we hope will have a similar impact on the field. The first is to develop for scholars and practitioners a view of what constitutes energy law—and to make this accessible to both law and non-law energy scholars. The second is to advance a set of core principles that guide energy law, in essence a treatise for energy law. We advocate for a paradigm shift in our current understanding of what constitutes energy law. We advance that it should revolve around this set of guiding principles; however, we acknowledge that to some degree it is perhaps not a paradigm shift due to the current absence of any core principles of energy law. Nevertheless we argue that in our advancing of a guiding set of principles we set out a new path for the study of energy law and thus we aim to change what constitutes energy law and challenge the assumptions of existing researchers as globally society moves towards a transition to low-carbon economies.

Keywords: Energy Law

JEL Classification: K3

Suggested Citation

Heffron, Raphael and Ronne, Anita and Tomain, Joseph P. and Bradbrook, Adrian and Talus, Kim, A Treatise for Energy Law (September 20, 2018). Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 2018, 11, 34–48; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2017-40. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3252269

Raphael Heffron (Contact Author)

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Anita Ronne

University of Copenhagen ( email )

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University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Copenhagen, DK-1455
Denmark

Joseph P. Tomain

University of Cincinnati - College of Law ( email )

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Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040
United States
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513-556-6265 (Fax)

Adrian Bradbrook

University of Adelaide ( email )

No 233 North Terrace, School of Commerce
Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

Kim Talus

University of Eastern Finland - Department of Law ( email )

Joensuu
Finland

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