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Print Price: $137.50

464 pp.
156 mm x 234 mm


Publication date:
April 2018

Imprint: OUP UK

Innovation in Energy Law and Technology

Dynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions

Edited by Donald Zillman, Lee Godden, LeRoy Paddock and Martha Roggenkamp

There are few existential challenges more serious in the twenty first century than energy transition. As current trends in energy production prove unsustainable for the environment, energy security, and economic development, innovation becomes imperative. Yet, with technological challenges, come legal challenges. Zillman, Godden, Paddock, and Roggenkamp assemble a team of experts in their field to debate how the law may have to adapt to changes in the area. What regulatory approach should be used? How do we deal with longer-term investment horizons and so called "stranded assets" such as coal-fired power stations? And can a form of energy justice be achieved which encompasses human rights, sustainable development goals, and the eradication of energy poverty?

With a concept as unwieldy as energy innovation, it is high time for a text tackling changes which are dynamic and diverse across different communities, and which provides a thorough examination of the legal ramifications of the most recent technological changes. This book which be of vital importance to lawyers, policy-makers, economists, and the general reader.

Readership : Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly.

1. The Editors: Introduction
2. Barry Barton and Jennifer Campion: Climate Change Legislation: Law for Sound Climate and Energy Transition Policy-Making
3. Yinka Omorogbe: Innovation, Sustainability, and Energy for All in Africa
4. Alastair R. Lucas, and Chidinma B. Thompson: Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Economy: The Legal Agenda
5. Anita Rønne: Smart Cities and Smart Regulation: Accelerating Innovative Renewable Technologies in Energy Systems to Mitigate Climate Change
6. Catherine Banet: 'Techno-nationalism' in a Context of Energy Transition: Regulating Innovation in Marine Renewable Energy Technologies
7. Catherine Redgwell and Efthymios Papastavridis: International regulatory challenges of new developments in offshore nuclear energy technologies: Transportable Nuclear Power Plants
8. Daniel F. Stenger, Amy C. Roma, Sachin Desai: Innovation in Nuclear Power: How We Got Here and How to Move Forward
9. Ruven Fleming and Joshua Fershee: The Innovative Use of Hydrogen: EU and US Regulatory Approaches
10. Matthijs van Leeuwen: Electricity Storage for Renewable Energy Production: An Assessment of the European Union (EU) Regulatory Framework
11. José Juan González Márquez and Margarita González Brambila: Regulation of Electricity Storage, Intelligent Grids and Clean Energies in an Open Market in Mexico
12. Milton Fernando Montoya: Are Coal and Innovations in Thermal Production a Solution to Climate Change?: The Electricity System in Colombia
13. Anatole Boule and Sergey Seliverstov: Tortuous Path to Efficiency and Innovation in Heat Supply: Lessons from the Russian Experience with District Heating
14. Don C Smith: Unconventional Gas Development 2.0: Reducing the 'Environmental Footprint' Through New Technologies
15. Hanri Mostert and H.M. van den Berg: Challenges to Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing in South Africa: Technological Innovation and Law-making for Climate Change at the Crossroads
16. Martha Roggenkamp, Jacob Sandholt and Daisy Tempelman: Innovation in the EU Gas Sector - Injection of Biomethane into the Natural Gas System
17. Nigel Bankes: Transitioning to a Lower Carbon Future: Phasing out coal and promoting renewables in Alberta's electricity sector
18. Inigo del Guayo: Support for renewable energies and the creation of a truly competitive electricity market: The case of the European Union
19. Wang Mingyuan and Gao Lailong: Technological Innovation and the Reform of the Chinese Electric Power System
20. Yanko Marcius de Alencar Xavier and Anderson Souza da Silva Lanzillo: Financing Renewable Energy in Brazil: Challenges of Climate Change and Innovation
21. Damilola Olawuyi: Advancing Innovations in Renewable Energy Technologies as Alternatives to Fossil Fuel Use in the Middle East: Trends, Limitations and Ways Forward
22. LeRoy Paddock and Karyan San Martano: Energy Supply Planning in a Distributed Energy Resources World
23. Lee Godden and Anne Kallies: Smart Infrastructure: Innovative Energy Technology, Climate Mitigation and Consumer Protection
24. The Editors: Conclusion

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Donald Zillman has been a tenured faculty member at Arizona State University from 1974-79, the University of Utah from 1979-90, and the University of Maine School of Law from 1991 to the present, where he holds the Edward Godfrey Professorship at the Maine law school.

Lee Godden is Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

LeRoy Paddock is a Professorial Lecturer in Law, and Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies at the George Washington University Law School.

Martha Roggenkamp is Professor of Energy Law at the University of Groningen, and Director of the Groningen Centre of Energy Law.

Making Sense - Margot Northey and Joan McKibbin
Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity - Edited by Lila Barrera-Hernández, Barry Barton, Lee Godden, Alastair Lucas and Anita Rønne
Environmental Law - Stuart Bell, Donald McGillivray, Ole Pedersen, Emma Lees and Elen Stokes

Special Features

  • Provides analysis of the law as it currently stands.
  • Examines how the law could guarantee human rights, sustainable development, and the eradication of energy poverty in this area.
  • Discusses complex current problems such as structural barriers and energy path dependencies.
  • Illustrates how energy law might be divergent in multiple different countries.