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Regulatory Support for Off-Grid Renewable Electricity

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    by Routledge

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    This book investigates the role of law in enabling and addressing the barriers to the development of off-grid renewable electricity (OGRE).

    The limited development of OGRE is ascribed to a host of social, economic, and legal barriers, including the problem of initial capital costs, existing subsidies for conventional electricity, and lack of technological and institutional capacity. Through the analyses of selected case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America, this book discusses the typical barriers to the development of OGRE from a global perspective and examines the role of the law in addressing them. Drawing together the lessons learnt from the case studies, this book offers robust recommendations on how the development of OGRE will support the goal of achieving universal access to low carbon, reliable, and sustainable electricity globally.

    This volume will be of great interest to students, scholars, policy makers, investors, and practitioners in the fields of energy law and policy, climate change, and renewable energy development.

    Chapter 1 General Introduction PART 1 SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY AND OGRE: CRITICAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES Chapter 2 International Framework Mechanisms for Sustainable Electricity Chapter 3 Sustainable Development and Off-grid Renewable Electricity (OGRE): Current Status and Challenges Chapter 4 The International Climate Change Regime and OGRE PART 2 AFRICA Chapter 5 Kenya Chapter 6 Nigeria Chapter 7 Uganda PART 3 ASIA Chapter 8 China Chapter 9 Philippines Chapter 10 Indonesia PART 4 NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA Chapter 11 Brazil Chapter 12 Mexico Chapter 13 Trinidad and Tobago PART 5 TOWARDS A SUPPORTIVE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR OFF-GRID RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY Chapter 14 Reflections on Regulatory Support for Off-grid Renewable Electricity Index


    Ngozi Chinwa Ole is the Research Team Head, Environment and Water Regulation Unit, African Centre of Excellence for Water and Environmental Research (ACEWATER), Nigeria. She is a Senior Lecturer, Acting Head – Department of Public Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria. Ngozi is a Consultant – Managing Associate, Alliance Law Firm, a top tier energy law firm, in Africa. She is currently the National Publicity Secretary of the Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria. She is also a recipient of several international awards and grants including the AIPN 2018 Conference Award, Recognition of Excellence in Service as the President of the University of Aberdeen AIPN Club, Elphinstone Scholarship Award, International Ambassador of Peace Award, and NULAI/Open Society Initiative Grant on Clinical Legal Education.

    Eduardo G. Pereira is a worldwide recognised scholar specialising in Natural Resources and Energy Law. He is a founding partner at the International Energy Law Training and Research Company as well as at the International Energy Law Advisory Group. He has been active in the natural resources and energy industry for more than 15 years and is an international expert on oil and gas contracts and regulations. His experience in this area – both academic and practical – is extensive.

    Peter Kayode Oniemola is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the Energy Law Programme Coordinator at the University of Ibadans Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has accumulated decades of experience advising various government bodies on energy-related issues.

    Gustavo Kaercher Loureiro is currently a Senior Researcher at Center Center for Regulatory and Infrastructure Studies – CERI – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV/RJ. He is a former Associate Professor of Administrative and Constitutional Law at the Federal University of Brasília – UnB, Brazil (2007–2014). Gustavo has authored several books and papers on infrastructure regulation and Brazilian public law, such as Electric Energy Law Manual. Quartier Latin: São Paulo, 2021 (book); Studies on the Economical-Financial Regime of Concession Contracts. Quartier Latin: São Paulo, 2020 (book); Institutions of Energy Law. Quartier Latin: São Paulo, 2019 (book); 'Is There Really Constitutional Basis on the Economical-Financial Balance of the Concessions? For a Flexible Model of the Economical Regime of the Concessions of Public Service' (paper) among others.