1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Energy Law

    642 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    642 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Energy Law provides a definitive global survey of the discipline of Energy Law, capturing the essential and relevant issues in Energy today. Each chapter is written by a leading expert, and provides a contemporary overview of a significant area within the field.

    The book is divided into six geographical regions based on continents, with a separate section on Russia, an energy powerhouse that straddles both Europe and Asia. Each section contains highly topical chapters from authors who address a number of core themes in Energy Law and Regulation:

    • Energy security and the role of markets

    • Regulating the growth of renewable energy

    • Regulating shifts in traditional forms of energy

    • Instruments in regulating disputes in energy

    • Impact of energy on the environment

    • Key issues in the future of energy and regulation.

    Offering an analysis of the full spectrum of current issues in Energy Law, the Routledge Handbook of Energy Law is an essential resource for advanced students, researchers, academics, legal practitioners and industry experts.

    List of contributors

    PART 1


    1 Introduction to the Routledge Handbook of Energy Law

    Tina Soliman Hunter and Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

    2 From stakeholders to actors? the progressive integration of environmental, social and cultural considerations within international energy law

    David M. Ong

    3 International energy law in perspective: the relationship between national and international energy law

    Ernst Nordtveit

    4 Reconceptualising energy security from a legal perspective in the context of climate change

    John Paterson



    5 Energy market liberalisation: from monopolistic to traded markets in the European Union

    Sirja-Leena Penttinen

    6 Regulation of electricity markets in Europe in light of the Clean Energy Package: prosumers and demand response

    Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui and Andreas Formosa

    7 Uses and abuses of EU competition law in energy

    Christian Bergqvist and Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

    8 The role of State aid law in energy

    Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui and Christian Bergqvist

    9 Shale gas in Europe: a case study on EU energy and environmental law

    Ruven Fleming

    10 Dispute resolution in the European energy sector

    Naomi Briercliffe and David Ingle



    11 The regulation of petroleum exploration and production in Russia

    Tina Soliman Hunter and Irina Fodchenko

    12 Russian renewable energy: regulations and outcomes

    Mariia Kozlova, Mikael Collan and Indra Overland

    13 Shifting Russian energy geopolitics

    Slawomir Raszewski and Zuzanna Nowak


    North America

    14 Shale gas development, economic impacts and regulation

    Hannah J. Wiseman

    15 Regulation of natural gas pipeline construction and operation in the United States

    Kim Talus

    16 Regulation of low carbon energy sources in the U.S. and Canada

    Kristen van de Biezenbos

    17 Formula rate plans and multi-year rate plans: can they serve the public interest, and how?

    Scott Hempling

    PART V

    Latin America

    18 Shale gas regulation in Mexico and Colombia: an uncertain future

    Tina Soliman Hunter and Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

    19 Energy justice as a key driver to unlock the transition from energy reform to energy counter-reform: the rise of the immutability theory

    Miguel Marmolejo-Cervantes

    20 Low-carbon energy in Latin America: post-Paris advances in renewable and energy efficiency policies

    Lisa Viscidi and Nate Graham

    21 Protecting energy investments in Latin America

    Silvia Marchili and Isabella Bellera Landa

    22 Regulatory framework for the energy sector in Colombia and Brazil

    Milton Fernando Montoya Pardo and María Alejandra Garzón Albornoz


    Asia and Australia

    23 Asian energy markets: the impact of shifting global politics

    Slawomir Raszewski

    24 From coal to clean energy: how the energy transition is being managed in Indian energy law and policy

    Penelope Crossley

    25 Energy law and regulation in China

    Jie Huan

    26 Renewable energy law in the context of a transforming Australian energy market

    Penelope Crossley

    27 Is gas security in the ‘national interest’? An Australian Eastern Gas Market perspective

    Madeline E. Taylor


    Africa and the Middle East

    28 Gas commercialisation projects in West Africa: pipelines, LNG and gas-to-power

    Tade Oyewunmi

    29 Legal, policy and regulatory aspects of integrating electricity from renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The case of Ghana, The Gambia and Nigeria

    Nana Asare Obeng-Darko

    30 Developing renewable energy projects in the Middle East and North African region

    Cameron Kelly

    31 Maritime disputes and disputed seabed resources in the African Continent

    Anna Khalfaoui and Constantinos Yiallourides



    32 Energy transitions and the law

    Kim Talus and Pami Aalto

    33 The future of nuclear energy

    Alessandro Negri della Torre

    34 The future of energy dispute resolution in the energy and natural resources sector: setting the scene and looking ahead

    Gloria M. Alvarez

    35 Concluding thoughts on the global energy transition

    Penelope Crossley and Gloria M. Alvarez



    Tina Soliman Hunter is a Professor of Petroleum and Resources Law at the University of Aberdeen, UK, and Director of the Centre for Energy and Resources Law.

    Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui is an Associate Professor at the University of Bergen, Faculty of Law, Norway.

    Penelope Crossley is an Associate Professor at The University of Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney, Australia.

    Gloria M. Alvarez is a Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, UK.