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Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry

Law, Policy and Regulation in Low-Carbon Energy Markets

Editor(s): Tade Oyewunmi, Penelope Crossley, Frédéric Gilles Sourgens, Kim Talus
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Published: 12-11-2020
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 352
ISBN: 9781509932917
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Global Energy Law and Policy
RRP: £81.00
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About Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry

This timely collection of essays examines the legal and regulatory dynamics of energy transitions in the context of emerging trends towards decarbonisation and the global increase in low-carbon energy solutions. The book explores this topic by considering the applicable energy law and policy frameworks in both:
(i) highly industrialised and major economies such as the US, EU, China and Australia;
(ii) resource-rich developing countries such as Nigeria and regions like Southern Africa.

Comprising 16 chapters, the book delves into the trade-offs and regulatory complexities of carbon-constraints in conventional energy supply systems, while maintaining a reliable and secure energy system that is equally sustainable (ie decarbonised). It highlights the importance of ensuring affordable access to energy services in developing economies as the energy transitions unfold and explores the potentials of emerging technologies such as power-to-gas and Carbon Capture and Storage. Additionally, the book also considers the international investment law implications of energy decarbonisation.

Focusing on the nexus between law, regulation and institutions, it adopts a novel contextual approach to examine how and to what extent institutions can effectively facilitate more reliable, sustainable and secure energy supply systems in the twenty-first century. In a unique, holistic way, the book portrays the conventional hydrocarbon-based energy supply industry in a largely international and interconnected context. It highlights the costs, benefits and losses that may arise as the transition towards decarbonisation unfolds depending on the pathways and solutions adopted.

With chapters written by leading experts in energy law and policy, the reader-friendly style and engaging discussions will benefit an international audience of policymakers, academics, students and advisers looking for a more incisive understanding of the issues involved in energy transitions and the decarbonisation of energy systems.

Table Of Contents

Interim Table of Contents

Part I Enhancing Secure and Reliable Access To Sustainable Energy Systems in the Twenty-first Century

1. Policy choices and Trade-offs between affordability, security and environmental performance in the U.S.

David Spence


2. The US Gas Supply Boom under Carbon-Constraints: Examining the Role of Regulatory Institutions

Tade Oyewunmi


3. Decarbonising Gas and Electricity Systems: an outlook on Power-to-Gas and other Innovative Solutions

Tade Oyewunmi


4. Economic Waste and Environmental problem: Natural Gas Flaring in Texas

Kim Talus


5. Global governance networks for climate change and energy investments

Frédéric Gilles Sourgens


6. Investment Law and Decarbonization

Diane Desierto & Frederic G. Sourgens


7. Private Mineral Rights and Africa's Shale Gas

Emeka Duruigbo


8. International Oil & Gas Operators and Decarbonization

Peter Oniemola


9. The Carbon Taxation Conundrum

Frederic G. Sourgens and Lori A. McMillan



Part II Energy transitions: Law and Regulation in Selected Countries and Regions

10. A Primer on United States Energy and Decarbonisation Policy

Troy A. Rule


11. The European Union- renewable energy grid integration in the internal energy market

Sirja-Leena Penttinen and Leonie Reins


12. Regulating Energy Supply in China

Philip Andrews-Speed


13. Energy Law and Regulation in Nigeria - Prospects for reliable Electricity Supply

Ivie Ehanmo and Tade Oyewunmi


14. Australia- energy law and regulation

Penelope Crossley


15. Canada's developing LNG export industry - the project approval challenge

Rudiger Tscherning


16. Energy Transitions and Decarbonisation in Southern African Countries

Victoria R. Nalule and Smith I. Azubuike

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