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Innovation in Energy Law and Technology: Dynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions

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


Technological and legal innovation have been central to energy development for centuries. Today’s era of accelerating change is transforming energy law. Disruption and change to established energy sources, supply, distribution, and energy consumer access is driven by legal innovations that, in turn, prompt or respond to technology. Interaction between legal and technological innovation is advancing the growing global effort to transition from high-carbon energy to low-energy or no-carbon energy—evidenced by the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the growing market demand for carbon-fre ... More

Keywords: energy law, energy technology innovation, legal innovation, climate change, energy sustainability, energy security, energy transition

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822080
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822080.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Zillman, editor
Godfrey Professor of Law and Interim President, University of Maine at Fort Kent

Lee Godden, editor
Professor of Law, The University of Melbourne

LeRoy Paddock, editor
Associate dean for environmental law studies and Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School

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1 Introduction

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

Part I Context for Legal Innovations in Energy

2 Climate Change Legislation

Barry Barton and Jennifer Campion

3 Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy Economy

Alastair R Lucas* and Chidinma B Thompson**

Part II Impact of Leading Edge Technologies

7 Innovation in Nuclear Power

Daniel F Stenger, Amy C Roma, and Sachin Desai*

9 Regulating Electricity Storage in the European Union

Matthijs van Leeuwen and Martha Roggenkamp

Part III Traditional Energy Production and Supply Sector

11 The Coal Dilemma

Milton Fernando Montoya*

14 Challenges to Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing in South Africa

Hugo Meyer van den Berg and Hanri Mostert*

15 Innovation in the EU Gas Sector

Martha Roggenkamp, Jacob Sandholt, and Daisy G Tempelman

Part IV Energy Transition Through Technological and Legal Innovation

19 Financing Renewable Energy in Brazil

Yanko Marcius de Alencar Xavier and Anderson Souza da Silva Lanzillo

23 Conclusion

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

End Matter