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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.
Regulation (EU) No 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (`REMIT') entered into force on 28 December, 2011. The regulation is the first attempt to regulate EU trading in energy products which is not purely financial. REMIT introduces two fundamental prohibitions; on insider trading, and market manipulation; and a series of disclosure and other obligations on companies active in the wholesale markets for electricity and gas in the EEA, which the Agency for Cooperation of European Regulators (`ACER') has since been developing. This book aims to offer a detailed yet clear guide for practitioners and in-house counsel faced with these issues, drawing on the available texts and experience so far. The book provides commentary on the Regulation, article by article, and places it in the legal, economic, and political context. In addition, the book describes the relationship between the REMIT and the European financial regulations, such as MAD, EMIR, MiFID II, and MiFIR, which inspired its drafting. The book explains the interplay between the REMIT and EU Competition law with regard to the concept of market abuse and the obligation to disclose inside information. The book then provides an overview of the rules governing the trading on wholesale energy products in the United States, their scope, functioning, enforcement, and a comparison with the corresponding provisions of the REMIT. There is also a chapter dedicated to the economics behind the rules on market manipulation. Finally, the book contains a short discussion of the EU Commission's draft proposal for a Regulation on Indices Used as Benchmarks in Financial Instruments and Financial Contracts, and its possible implications for the energy industry. This first edition of the book will be expanded periodically in further editions, as the case-law and practice develops. Offers a clear and detailed guide for practitioners and in-house counsel. Includes article-by-article commentary on the regulation. REMIT placed in the legal, economic, and political context. Explains the interplay between REMIT and EU Competition Law. This book will be expanded periodically in further editions, as the case-law and practice develops.
The debate over the use of copyright law to prevent competition and interoperability in the global software industry. We live in an interoperable world. Computer hardware and software products from different manufacturers can exchange data within local networks and around the world using the Internet. The competition enabled by this compatibility between devices has led to fast-paced innovation and prices low enough to allow ordinary users to command extraordinary computing capacity. In Interfaces on Trial 2.0, Jonathan Band and Masanobu Katoh investigate an often overlooked factor in the development of today's interoperabilty: the evolution of copyright law. Because software is copyrightable, copyright law determines the rules for competition in the information technology industry. This book-a follow-up to Band and Katoh's successful 1995 book Interfaces on Trial-examines the debates surrounding the use of copyright law to prevent competition and interoperability in the global software industry in the last fifteen years. Band and Katoh are longtime advocates for interoperable devices but present a reasoned view of contentious issues related to interoperability issues in the United States, the European Union, and the Pacific Rim. They discuss such topics as the protectability of interface specifications, the permissibility of reverse engineering (and legislative and executive endorsement of pro-interoperability case law), the interoperability exception to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the interoperability cases decided under it, the enforceability of contractural restrictions on reverse engineering; and recent legal developments affecting the future of interoperability, including those related to open source-software and software patents.
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 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, 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 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.
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.
Oil, an integral part of the contemporary global economy, is considered a driving force behind the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Hydrocarbon reserves in Iraq have a significant role to play in global supply, with oil revenue accounting for more than 90% of Iraqi government income. This book provides a comprehensive insight into the key foundations of Iraq's oil industry and assists in the development of a core area of domestic law to promote economic recovery following years of instability. It addresses the development of oil legislation and the formation of contracts since the US and allied occupation of Iraq in 2003. Legislation is assessed against the framework of the constitution along with the different types of oil agreements and their terms. The book looks at three main aspects of oil legislation, beginning with the validity and interpretation of the constitution as any subsequent legislation governing oil policy will be based upon this. The work then discusses whether the draft oil and gas law of 2007 and any subsequent oil legislation, including the law implemented by the Kurdish Regional Government in 2007, is valid. Finally, the book analyses the legitimacy of oil agreements entered into by the central and regional governments and whether these contain terms beneficial to the state and contracting party. Providing an in-depth analysis of the origins and development of the legal framework of the oil industry in Iraq, the book acts as both a reference source and a springboard for future research across a range of legal, economic and policy perspectives. It will appeal to practitioners and academics working in energy law and international investment law, as well as policy-makers, legal advisors and those working in governments and energy companies.
The realisation of the human right to water and sanitation is one of the crucial challenges that many countries face today. This has been recognised in general policy terms with the inclusion of a water and sanitation goal in the Millennium Development Goals, and in legal terms, there has been steady progress towards the recognition of the right. Thus, the human right to water and sanitation is now firmly recognised in a number of countries and has gained increasing acceptability at the international level, even though it is yet to be explicitly included in one of the general human rights treaties.This book analyses the right to water and sanitation at both the international level and national levels. Looking at international legal dimension the book focuses on the recognition of the right in human rights instruments, the water and sanitation content of other human rights in particular the rights to health, food and equality, and the other international law instruments whose content impacts the realisation of the right to water and sanitation such as the Water and Health Protocol to the UNECE Watercourses Convention. At a national level the book examines India a country where the existence of a fundamental right to water and sanitation is largely uncontested. The book examines the law in India relating to both recognition and realisation of the rights. The book considers the complex legal framework in place at the union and state level for the realisation of the right in both rural and urban areas. The book also examines ongoing and proposed reforms to the law and policy in India. The lessons from the Indian experience provide the basis for proffering a series of recommendations concerning the content of the right and its realisation in practice. The Indian experience also provides the basis for a series of other conclusions concerning the link between the national and international legal regimes, finding that in a context of increasing global water scarcity and where climate change will have significant impacts on the global water cycle it is impossible to conceive the human right to water and sanitation only in its national dimension.
The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) model form joint operating agreement (JOA) was first issued in 1990 and has undergone a number of subsequent revisions. It is the most widely-used (although not always the most liked) joint operating agreement in international conventional oil and gas projects today. This book offers a pragmatic, detailed clause-by-clause review of the most recent (2012) version of the conventional petroleum AIPN JOA. Each clause is analysed in depth by reference to: (1) a statement of what the clause says; (2) a summary of the intended meaning of the clause; and (3) observations on how the clause tends to be modified in practice and might be improved. The book also analyses the major appendices of the AIPN JOA, including the accounting procedure and the lifting procedures. This book is written by experienced practitioners who together have many years of knowledge and understanding in redrafting, negotiating and applying the AIPN JOA. It will be invaluable to legal representatives, financiers, commercial managers, operational personnel and government parties who are dealing with the AIPN JOA, whether for the first time or from a position of relative familiarity.
Are international fisheries heading away from open access to a global commons towards a regime of property rights? The distributional implications of denying access to newcomers and re-entrants that used the resource in the past are fraught. Should the winners in this process compensate the losers and, if so, how? Regional fisheries management organisations, in whose gift participatory rights increasingly lie, are perceptibly shifting their attention to this approach, which has hitherto been little analysed; this book provides a review of the practice of these bodies and the States that are their members. The recently favoured response of governments, combating 'IUU' - illegal, unregulated and unreported - fishing, is shown to rest on a flawed concept, and the solution might lie less in law than in legal policy: compulsory dispute settlement to moderate their claims and an expansion of the possibilities of trading of quotas to make solving the global overcapacity issue easier.
This practical title outlines in a single volume the essential principles involved in the life of a mining project, from preliminary agreements, to the sale and purchase of minerals, and the decommissioning of mining assets.