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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Energy Law

ISBN 9781138324459
Published May 12, 2020 by Routledge
642 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

List of contributors



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


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


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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.