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Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US

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Edited by Raphael J. Heffron, Gavin F. M. Little

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A compendium of over 120 chapters giving you new ideas for implementing energy law and policy

  • Analyses energy and environmental law and policy in terms of delivery
  • Brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from international contributors on achieving policy aims in energy law and policy
  • Sets out a new research agenda for a debate on policy delivery among academics, policy-makers and industry

From evaluating policy delivery on wind farms in Texas in the US, to developing nuclear power in the Middle East, this book presents fresh thinking on key concepts and ideas on energy law and policy delivery. Experts in energy from across the European Union and the United States contribute short chapters each on how best to achieve energy policy objectives. The contributors write from a range of perspectives, including the sciences, law, politics, economics and engineering.

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1. Introduction

Part 1: Energy Policy Delivery in General

2. Six Maxims for Informed Energy Analysis and Policy, Benjamin K. Sovacool

3. Ending subsidies for fossil fuel exploration in a world of unburnable carbon, Shelagh Whitley

4. Were North Sea oil and gas ‘field allowances’ subsidies – and does it matter?, David Powell

5. Renewable Energy Disputes, Peter D. Cameron

6. Using a Legacy Frame to Deliver Energy and Environment Policies, Kaitlin T. Raimi

7. The Emergence of EU Energy Law, Silke Goldberg

8. How to improve regulation?, Thomas P. Triebs

9. Delivering Energy Networks Security: Economics, Regulation and Policy, Tooraj Jamasb

10. The Role of Marketing in Delivering Energy Law and Policy, Paul Haynes

Part 2: Energy Policy Delivery in the US

11. A Brief History of United States Energy Policy, Daniel H. Cole

12. Applying Innovation Policy to the U.S. Energy/Climate Challenge, William B. Bonvillian

13. National Scientific Laboratories as an Energy Policy Vehicle: The United States’ Experience, William F. Fox

14.Delivering Energy Policy in the U.S.: The Role of Taxes, Roberta F. Mann

15. Delivering The Wind: Deconstructing Renewable Energy Success in Texas, Monty Humble,

16. Solar Rights in the United States, Sara C. Bronin

17. The U.S. - China Climate Agreement: A New Direction, Edward Flippen

18. Going Green: The United States Department of Defense and Energy Security, Alexios Antypas

19. US Conjunctive Water Management and Sustainable Energy Development, Jason B. Aamodt

Part 3: Energy Policy Delivery in the EU

20. Delivering new polity: Paving the way for the European Energy Union, Elina Brutschin

21. Antitrust Enforcement in the EU Energy Sector, Kim Talus

22. Delivering Energy Policy in the EU: Some Thoughts on the Role of Consumers, Emanuela Michetti

23. The Growing Impact of Free Movement Provisions in the EU Energy Market, Sirja-Leena Penttinen

24. Energy, externalities and the need to revisit Deutsche Bahn: a proposal to reverse the European stance on EU State aid law and international aviation, Geert van Calster

25. RES: Towards a new European policy,Theodore C. Panagos

26. Energiewende in Germany - the dawn of a new energy era, Lutz Mez

27. What is a sustainable policy? A case for the Energiewende, Gerardo Zarazua de Rubens

28. The Finnish energy policy: fulfilling the EU energy & climate targets with nuclear and renewables, Sanna M. Syri and Zakeri Behnam

29. The EU-Russia relationship and the EU Energy Union: from Dependence and Vulnerability towards Competition and a Free Flow, Marek Martyniszyn

Part 4: Electricity

30. Role of Uncertainty in Energy Investments and Regulation, Luis M. Abadie and Joseph V. Spadaro

31. Energy Security in an Unpredictable World: Making the Case Against State Aid Limitations in Electricity Generation, Paul Murphy

32. Delivering a low-carbon electricity system in a liberalised market, Roger Kemp

33. A Proposal for Reforming an Electricity Market for a Low-Carbon Economy, Raphael J. Heffron

34. The role of the demand-side in electricity, Malcolm Keay and David Robinson

35. Replacing Fossil Fuel Generation with Renewable Electricity: is Market Integration or Market Circumvention the Way Forward?, Olivia Woolley

36. Susceptibility of electricity generation to climate variability and change in Europe: a review of literature, Muriel C. Bonjean Stanton, Suraje Dessai Jouni Paavola

37. The External Dimension of the Cross-Border Electricity Transmission Planning in the EU, Karolis Gudas

38. Integrating Vehicles and the Electricity Grid to Store and Use Renewable Energy, David Hodas

39. A Stitch in Time: Could Ireland’s Forthcoming White Paper Breathe New Life into Its Brave but Faltering Renewable Electricity Policy?, Eva Barrett

40. Recent developments in the Hungarian electricity regulatory framework, Robert Szuchy

Part 5: Nuclear Energy

41. Delivering the Revival of Nuclear Power, Keith Baker

42. Energy Policy: The role of nuclear power, S.D. Thomas

43. Financing New Nuclear Power Stations, Simon Taylor

44. UK nuclear new-build plans in the light of international experience, Tony Roulstone

45. Delivering UK nuclear power in the context of European energy policy: the challenges ahead, Philip Johnstone

46. Nuclear liability – current issues and work in progress for the future, Cheryl Parkhouse

47. The Present Status of Nuclear Third-Party Liability and Nuclear Insurance, Stephen F. Ashley, William J. Nuttall and Raphael J. Heffron

48. Small Modular Reactors: the Future or the Swansong of the Nuclear Industry?, Giorgio Locatelli and Tristano Sainati

Part 6: Renewable Energy

49. Coherent promotion of renewables under a carbon emissions cap, Philippe Thalmann

50. Renewable Energy Policies Change Carbon Emissions Even Under Emissions Trading, Johannes Jarke and Grischa Perino

51. The Renewable Trajectory: Avoiding the Temptation of Cheap Oil, Michael LaBelle

52. Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standards on In-state Renewable Deployment in the US, Gireesh Shrimali

53. Renewable Support Policies in Europe: Evaluation of the Push-Pull Framework for Wind and PV in the EU, Ruben Laleman

54. A View from the Global Wind Industry, Jim Platts

55. The new concept of competitive bidding on photovoltaic in the German Renewable Energy Act 2014, Joachim Sanden, 56. Legal certainty for green energy projects: sure, but at what price? How Belgium needed to review its green energy support system and how variable parameters often provide more legal certainty than fixed parameters, Wouter Vandorpe

57. The Future of Hydroelectric Power in the United States: Thinking Small, Dan Tarlock

58. Hydropower: From past to future uncertainties, Ludovic Gaudard and Franco Romerio

59. Renewable energy production in marine areas and coastal zone – the Norwegian model, Juris Sigrid Eskeland Schütz

60. The geopolitics of clean energy: re-engaging with Russia through renewable energy cooperation, Anatole Boute

Part 7: Fossil Fuels

61. Talking About Shale in Any Language, Alison Peck

62. The Shale Revolution, Fracking and Regulatory Activity in the US: a Policy Divided, James W. Skelton, Jr.

63. Fractured Systems: A Multiple Policy Proposal for Promoting Safe Shale Gas Delivery in the United States, Caroline Cecot

64. Preparing Pennsylvania for a Post-Shale Future, Ross H. Pifer

65. The Decline of Coal and the Economic Toll on the Appalachian Region, Patrick R. Baker

66. The EU Network Codes and Prospects of Cross-Border Natural Gas Pipeline Projects, Gokce Mete

67. Building the Energy Union: the problem of cross-border gas pipeline interconnections in Baltic, Central, and South-Eastern Europe, Jack D. Sharples

68. Eminent Domain Authority for Upstream Gas Infrastructure: An Alternative Approach, Tara Righetti

69. Petroleum Licensing on the UKCS 50 Years On: Problems, Solutions and More Problems?, John Paterson

70. Greenland Offshore Petroleum Regulation Towards 'The Blue Arctic', Irina Kim

Part 8: Energy Justice

71. Energy Justice: The Yin and Yang Approach, Roman Sidortsov

72. Sustainable development and energy justice: two agendas combined, Kirsten E H Jenkins

73. Assessing the Justice Implications of Energy Infrastructural Development in the Arctic, Darren McCauley, Robert Rehner and Maria Pavlenko

Part 9: Energy Poverty & Health

74. Energy Poverty & Affordable Sustainable Energy Technologies (ASETs), Lakshman Guruswamy

75. Challenging energy poverty policies: insights from South-Eastern Europe, Saska Petrova

76. Policy Changes for Future Proofing Housing Stock, Charlotte A. Adams

77. Challenges for health services in identifying which groups are most vulnerable to health impacts of cold homes, Anna Cronin de Chavez

78. Energy, Life, Metabolism and the Food Chain, James J.A. Heffron

Part 10: Energy Efficiency & Demand

79. Energy efficiency and energy demand, Steve Sorrell

80. Energy demand reduction policy, Katy Roelich John Barrett

81. Demand Response in Wholesale Markets, Joel B. Eisen

82. Perceived effectiveness of different methods of delivering information on energy efficiency, Lucie Stevenson and Danny Campbell

83. Developing behavioural interventions: Three lessons learned for delivering energy policy, Wändi Bruine de Bruin and Tamar Krishnamurti

84. Policy mixes in stimulating energy transitions: the case of UK energy efficiency policy, Florian Kern

85. The Journey of Smart Metering in Great Britain: A Re-visit, Tao Zhang

86. Rethinking household energy consumption strategies: the importance of demand and expectations, Louise Reid

87. Financial Incentives for Energy Efficient Appliances, Souvik Datta

Part 11: Energy Security

88. Energy Security and Energy Policy Incoherence, Hugh Dyer

89. Designing International Trade in Energy Governance for EU Energy Security, Rafael Leal-Arcas

90. NATO and European Energy Security, Behrooz Abdolvand and Konstantin Winter

91. Genealogy of the current gas security situation in the EU-Ukraine-Russia energy triangle and the role of international law, Maksym Beznosiuk

Part 12: Country-Specific and International Energy Policy Delivery

92. German Energy Law Dr. Katharina Vera Boesche, Free University of Berlin (FUB), Germany

93.Delivering Energy Law and Policy in Malta, Simone Borg

94. Delivering Energy Efficiency Policies in Romania, Sebastian Radocea

95. Energy Law in the Czech Republic: ‘Unbundling’ CEZ, Michael J Allen

96. Delivering Energy Policy Reform in Ukraine: Legal Issues in the Light of European Integration, Yuliya Vashchenko

97. A systemic approach to renewable electricity technology deployment: The ‘missing link’ in optimising policy delivery in the UK?, Geoffrey Wood

98. Delivering Energy Policy: Is there need for key changes in the next UK Parliamentary Period, Chris Eaglen

99. Energy and the State in the Middle East, Jim Krane

100. Delivering Energy Policy in Argentina, Tomás Lanardonne

101. The Arctic: Source of energy? Source of conflict? Source of policy innovation, Joseph F. C. DiMento

Part 13: Cities, Community Energy & Public Engagement

102. Delivering Energy (Often) Requires Public Consent, Heather E. Hodges, Colin Kuehl, Eric R. A. N. Smith and Aaron C. Sparks

103. Public engagement and low carbon energy transitions: rationales and challenges, Paul Upham

104. Delivering Energy Policy in Ireland: Protest, Dissent and the Rule of Law, Áine Ryall

105. National energy policy, locally delivered: the role of cities, Catherine S. E. Bale

106. Community Energy in the UK, Sandra Bell

107. Distributed Energy Resources: Back to the Future and More, James E. Hickey Jr.

108. Promoting Cost-Effective Distributed Generation: Lessons from the United States, Karim L. Anaya

Part 14: Climate Change and the Environment

109. Energy and Climate Policy: Synergies, Conflicts, and Co-Benefits, Hannes R. Stephan

110. The Multi-Level System of Global Governance: Opportunities for more Ambitious Climate Strategies, Martin Jänicke

111. The What, How and Where of Climate Law, Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

112. Environmental Law and Climate Change, John McEldowney

113. Energy and environment studies: the role of legal scholarship, Gavin Little

114. Overview of the EU climate policy based on the 2030 framework, Noriko Fujiwara

115. Climate Policy Instrumentation in Spain, Mikel González-Eguino, Anil Markandya and Luis Rey

116. Planning consent and the law of nuisance, Francis McManus

117. Multi-State Endangered Species Act Listings: The Impact to Energy & New Conservation Approaches in the United States, Temple L. Stoellinger

118. Delivering Energy to the Drylands: Obligations under the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to Provide Energy, Water and More, Roy Andrew Partain

Part 15: New Technologies and Energy Initiatives

119. Delivering new energy technologies: the military as consumer and innovator, Samuel R. Schubert

120. Delivering Energy Policy for Planet Ocean by Investing in Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Infrastructure, Anastasia Telesetsky

121. The necessity of government support for the successful deployment carbon capture and storage, Matthew Rooney

122. 'Too little and too late? An evaluation of the regulation of Carbon Capture and Storage as an integral element of a future low carbon energy system', Stuart Bell

123. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Readiness Assessment: A Premature Regulatory Requirement?, Owen McIntyre

124. Value of Energy Storage: The Required Market and Policy Supports, Zakeri Behnam and Sanna M. Syri

125. Energy Storage Systems: A Risky Investment to Provide the Required Flexibility for Future Smart Grids, Diletta Colette Invernizzi and Giorgio Locatelli

126. An energy partnership between the European Union and Brazil for the promotion of second generation biofuels, Stavros Afionis and Lindsay C. Stringer

127. Conclusion


About the Author

Raphael Heffron is a qualified Barrister-at-Law and Senior Lecturer in Energy and Natural Resources Law at Queen Mary University, and Associate Researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge. He has published extensively in energy law and policy journals such as: Oil, Gas and Energy Law; International Energy Law Review; Journal of World Energy Law and Business; Technology Forecasting and Social Change; Energy Policy; and Applied Energy. He is the author of Deconstructing Energy Law and Policy: The Case of Nuclear Energy (Edinburgh University Press, 2015) and Energy Law: An Introduction (2015).

Gavin Little is Head of Division of Law and Philosophy and Head of the Stirling Law School, and Professor of Public Law at the University of Stirling. He is an editor and contributing author to Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years, E, Sutherland, K Goodall, G Little and F Davidson (eds), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2011. From the APF Professor Little’s main areas of interest are environmental law and regulation; public law; perspectives on legal scholarship; and legal history. His approach is broadly socio-legal, and he has a particular interest in exploring law in cross-disciplinary contexts. A key theme in his work is the integration of legal/regulatory analysis with politics, public administration, science, history, and culture, and he has published in these areas in journals such as the Modern Law Review, the Journal of Law and Society and Legal Studies.

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