Decarbonization and the Energy Industry: An Introduction to the Legal and Policy Issues

13 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2020

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Tade Oyewunmi

Vermont Law School

Penelope Crossley

The University of Sydney Law School

Kim Talus

University of Eastern Finland - School of Law

Frederic G. Sourgens

Washburn University - School of Law

Date Written: March 4, 2020

Abstract

This is an introduction to the research project and forthcoming handbook on energy decarbonization. The project adopts a ‘law-in-context’ approach to examining the reliability and security supply issues that typically arise in the path towards developing a low or zero-carbon energy supply system, especially where natural gas, electricity, and renewables are expected to play a dominant role. It considers the subjects of energy, energy transitions and the imperative of decarbonization from a legal and regulatory purview.

The book comprises two parts and sixteen (16) chapters. The theme of the first part is ‘enhancing secure and reliable access to sustainable energy systems in the 21st Century’ while the theme of the second part is ‘energy transitions law and regulation in selected countries and regions’ including the US, China, Europe, Nigeria, and Southern Africa.

Keywords: Energy Law, Energy Policy, Energy Regulation, Gas and Electricity, Security of Supply, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Reliable Energy, Universal Energy Access, Decarbonisation

JEL Classification: Q4, Q41, Q42, Q48, K23

Suggested Citation

Oyewunmi, Tade and Crossley, Penelope and Talus, Kim and Sourgens, Freddy G., Decarbonization and the Energy Industry: An Introduction to the Legal and Policy Issues (March 4, 2020). Tulane Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3548837 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3548837

Tade Oyewunmi (Contact Author)

Vermont Law School ( email )

Institute for Energy and the Environment
164 Chelsea St, PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

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Penelope Crossley

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Kim Talus

University of Eastern Finland - School of Law ( email )

Joensuu
Finland

Freddy G. Sourgens

Washburn University - School of Law ( email )

1700 College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
United States

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