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This book has several groups of potential readers. Students and professors at law schools, undergraduate institutions, and graduate programs such as public policy, urban planning, and environmental studies can use the book instead of a case book or as a supplement to a case book. The material is adequately detailed to provide substantive topics that will fill an entire course or provide a more succinct description of complex issues from case books or professor-prepared readings. Attorneys, policymakers and their staff, and other individuals who encounter energy issues in their work also should find this book to be a useful introduction to the field of energy law and policy as well as a reference point for specific energy issues. The book provides a broad yet detailed understanding of the major components of energy systems, energy infrastructure, and energy markets and the laws that guide their development. It covers all major energy policy sectors including oil and gas extraction, electricity regulation, renewable energy development, and regulation of vehicles and transportation fuels. It will serve as a valuable resource for students of law, business, and public policy as well as practicing attorneys. The book is timely-describing rapidly changing policy in environmental regulation such as hydraulic fracturing, planning for electric transmission lines, state carbon reduction and clean energy mandates, and natural gas and oil exports. It also places these recent developments in the context of the many long-lasting policies that created current energy infrastructure and markets.
This comprehensive casebook, now in a fully updated sixth edition, spans eastern and western water law and policy issues, focusing on the allocation, use and conservation of groundwater and surface water. The new edition retains its in-depth consideration of water institutions, expands its discussion of federal-state and interstate water relations, and sharpens its coverage of property rights claims and the public trust doctrine. It includes new U.S. Supreme Court cases, along with important recent decisions from other federal and state courts. The role of water law in climate change adaptation is considered throughout.
This new edition of the popular textbook on the law of oil and gas focuses first on ownership of the resource. Chapter 1 examines the common law of oil and gas ownership and the remedies that protect and restrict ownership rights. Chapter 2 focuses on the foundational business relationship used to develop oil and gas in the United States-the oil and gas lease. Chapter 3 examines common problems encountered in oil and gas conveyancing. Chapter 4 explores legislative and regulatory responses to problems created by common-law ownership concepts, focusing on oil and gas conservation law. Chapter 5 examines the body of law designed to regulate environmental impacts by following the oil and gas development process chronologically, from land acquisition to abandonment. Chapter 6 considers transactions other than leasing and conveying that are frequently encountered in the industry, including assignments, farmouts, operating agreements, drilling contracts, and gas sales contracts. Finally, Chapter 7 examines the complex body of law that must be considered when oil and gas development is taking place on property owned by the federal, state, or tribal governments. Many instructors will build the basic oil and gas law course around Chapters 1 through 4 and save Chapters 5 through 7 for advanced courses. The book is completely updated, reflecting new case law in the traditional oil and gas states and evolving case law in eastern states. The book is further updated to cover shale oil and gas resources.
Framed for a global audience, William Hughes' new book provides a fundamental basis for understanding legal problems commonly encountered when doing business in the international oil and gas industry. Hughes- a Harvard Law School graduate, practicing attorney, adjunct professor, and Fulbright scholar- devotes substantial attention to industry legal problems arising under non-U.S. legal systems, such as those in the European Union and Islamic law regimes. Including case studies and end-of-chapter questions and notes, Fundamentals of International Oil & Gas Law is an excellent desk reference, course textbook, or introductory guide.
This casebook covers the laws in place that facilitate traditional commodity resource USE - resources valuable for rangeland; timber; water, minerals and energy resources. In addition, it considers the role government plays in PROTECTING resources for - wildlife; recreation; conservation, and preservation. It also includes chapters on (1) the economic aspects of resources law, (2) the history of changing natural resources policy and the evolution of public land law, and (3) the laws requiring environmental assessments prior to government decisions about natural resources. It relies on cases, statutes, regulations, newspaper articles, law review articles, and extensive visuals to address the federal, state, and private dimensions of natural resources law. And it encompasses the many Trump - administration changes in natural resources policy that have occurred since 2016. A Teacher's Manual is available for this title.
Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase. This book offers an introduction to energy law and policy both for students who seek to practice in the field and for those interested in better understanding this fascinating, critical area of law. It introduces the key federal, state, and local government actors that play differing roles in energy controversies and unpacks the multi-jurisdictional approach to energy regulation pervasive in the United States. The book explores the laws and policies governing the extraction, use, and disposal of renewable and non-renewable energy resources and provides in-depth coverage of U.S. regulation of the two major energy systems-electricity and transportation. In doing so, this book breaks away from the traditional approach of looking at energy resources one at a time. Instead, it provides a more holistic view of the field, emphasizing the major themes that run through energy law-regulation of market power, federalism tensions, and the global transition toward cleaner energy. Energy Law and Policy contains cases, sample statutes and regulations, and pertinent excerpts from energy law and policy experts. These policy-oriented, often empirical materials offer the necessary building blocks for a public law course, particularly one that covers a rapidly transitioning field. The book is organized into three parts that introduce students to the fundamental aspects of the energy sector, energy law, and the most pressing energy topics of the 21st century. The second edition builds on the first edition in a variety of ways: Enhanced coverage of legal and policy issues surrounding energy extraction on federal public lands, including coal, oil, natural gas, wind, and solar; Updated coverage of state policy changes in the areas of rooftop solar, net metering, and renewable portfolio standards; In-depth coverage of new energy-related executive orders, regulations, and policy shifts since the start of the Trump Administration; Greater discussion of energy storage technologies, electric vehicles, electric grid modernization, and cyber-security; Additional coverage of nuclear energy issues, including state subsidies for existing nuclear plants, financial concerns over investments in new nuclear plants, and facility permitting; Excerpts of new Supreme Court and federal lower court decisions on contemporary electricity policy issues, including demand response, capacity procurements, and electric transmission line planning; New developments in state regulation of hydraulic fracturing technologies; and Coverage of recent disputes over controversial energy transportation projects such as oil pipelines, natural gas pipelines, and liquefied natural gas export facilities.
The petroleum industry is highly specialised. Over the centuries, the industry has developed a large number of standard petroleum regulations, arrangements and contracts that are not necessarily familiar to all across the industry and even less to the outside world. Each regulation/arrangement/contract has its own detailed terms and provisions and experts in this industry tend to be focused on specific phases from such complex industry. This updated edition provides the unique combination of an encyclopaedia with commentary for the entire chain of petroleum activities. The encyclopaedia deals exclusively with upstream activities. First, it deals with all types of petroleum title with the host government (eg, concession agreements, production sharing agreements and service agreements). Second, it covers all the relevant consortium agreements between investors (eg, joint bidding agreement, joint ventures and joint operating agreements). It also deals with the relevant players in the sector varying from the international oil company to the national oil company; the relevant regulations in the sector (eg, petroleum law, fiscal terms, health, safety and environment and procurement) and the key mechanisms for raising funds in the upstream sector. Lastly, the book covers acquisition mechanisms with government authorities and private parties, and the key issues concerning governing law and dispute resolution. This new edition provides additional sections on (i) international laws and treaties with direct impact on the upstream sector, (2) anti-corruption laws and practices, (3) corporate and social responsibility, (4) oil and gas service contracts, (5) confidentiality agreement, among others. This encyclopaedia will serve as a valuable tool for lawyers, professionals in industry, consultants, academics, engineers, geologists who are interested in understanding the key legal terms and provisions of the oil and gas industry.
Focusing on the impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom (UK) energy sector through an examination of Energy Law, this short form title examines how the Brexit will affect the UK's energy legislation and what will be the consequences of this. It then considers the core areas of market dynamics and access, supply, finance, specific energy source issues and relationships with neighbouring states. The culmination of a Brexit policy will result in a need for an Independent UK to make decisions on its energy policy and law sooner rather than later, and thus the text will also examine different scenarios that may arise in the future.
This book is the nation's first hardcover casebook devoted to renewable energy law and policy-a captivating and rapidly-expanding area of legal practice. It provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the diverse array of legal issues associated with renewable energy development, ranging from wind rights to solar access protection to geothermal resource rights. The book also features detailed coverage of various policy questions that continue to impact the renewable energy sector, including debates about the propriety of renewable energy subsidies and about how to address rooftop solar growth's impacts on electric utilities. In addition to its dozens of excerpted cases, statutes, and articles, the book contains a simplified wind energy lease and realistic samples of other materials that transactional lawyers are likely to encounter when representing renewable energy developers. With more than 200+ answerable questions and several extended Policy Problems and Practical Skills Exercises, the book is ideal for educational use. However, its unique and exhaustive contents also make it a valuable resource for anyone seeking to do legal or policy work in the nation's burgeoning renewable energy industry.
The Fifth Edition of Energy, Economics and the Environment focuses on the unifying characteristics of energy law, while also emphasizing its connections to environmental and economic issues affecting energy industries. The casebook covers the full range of energy resources, as well as an in-depth examination of issues related to electric power. Like previous editions, this casebook is intended to be used in an Energy Law survey course, but the materials in the book are rich enough that they can also be adapted to a course or seminar covering renewable energy, oil & gas, electricity regulation, or advanced topics in environmental law. Previous editions of the casebook have been used in law school classrooms for nearly two decades. The new edition of the casebook provides a pedagogical window that can readily be adapted to a variety of courses and teaching styles as issues in energy continue to change. Materials in the casebook include extended problems, case studies, and other practice-oriented materials to allow students to learn important concepts in a practical context. We emphasize four recurring and cross-cutting themes throughout the casebook: (1) public versus private ownership of energy resources; (2) monopoly vs. competition; (3) externalities and risk concepts; and (4) public governance, including federalism issues. These four themes have defined energy law since the early twentieth century-and they are at play in every energy resource arena today.
A handbook covering the law of upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum contracts. Covers standard industry documents covering providing the legal framework for upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum contracts, with accompanying commentary on their application to energy transactions and related matters Looks at issues relating to mineral laws, including licences, and host government and inter-governmental agreements Examines preliminary participation contracts, including agreements and concessions relating to confidentiality, area of mutual interest, joint study, joint bidding and joint wells; data trade and sharing contracts; and enforceability of reasonable endeavour and best endeavour covenants Assesses model form joint operating agreements, including contents, accounting procedure, and trust deeds Examines drilling, procurement and services contracts Discusses the principles of unitisation and unitisation agreements, and considers pooling and other joint development options, pre-unit agreements, UUOA and JOA relationships, principles of petroleum lifting and commingling, balancing agreements, title interests, allocation and attribution/substitution agreements Advises on petroleum management contracts including those for provision of petroleum processing and operational services; third party access to infrastructure, project structures for gas liquefaction and LNG regasification, contracts for terminal access and provision of services Looks at project structures for gas liquefaction and LNG regasification, contracts for terminal access and provision of services Deals with oil, gas and LNG sales contracts dealing in detail with their respective terms Goes through shipping contracts, including ship leasing, time and voyage charter-party terms, contracts of affreightment and bills of lading Addresses pipeline transportation contracts, looking at the transporter and shipper perspectives, pipeline system rules, sales and transportation contract interfaces, cross-border pipeline investment protection, agreements for pipeline crossing, proximity and tie-in, and pipeline capacity management agreements Extends coverage to interest sale and purchase contracts, including asset exchange contracts, farm out and earn out agreements, addressing pre-emption, due diligence, representations and warranties Features decommissioning and security contracts Includes contractual clauses for the construction of petroleum infrastructure Examines corporate and project finance agreements, taking into account contingent consideration, royalty deeds, volumetric production payments, reserves based lending agreements, debt prioritisation and security interests Considers key corporate and social responsibility issues
Energy storage is a key trend in the electricity industry across the globe, with one recent analysis predicting 942GW of storage (excluding pumped storage) will be developed by 2040. This Special Report provides an overview of the key issues in relation to the development of storage projects, including: *The main technologies *Regulatory arrangements *Revenue streams and *Contracting arrangements and covers the key policy, commercial and legal principles that underpin this developing sector.