Networks like cables and pipelines are essential for a functioning energy market. This book provides a clear and insightful overview of the legal challenges this poses in the modern world. The construction and use of these networks depends on developments in technology, policies, and legal regulation. Recently, the energy sector has been faced with considerable challenges and changes. Energy liberalisation and deregulation, and the fact that traditional energy supplies like fossil fuels and large hydro plants are increasingly located far from the area of demand has drastically changed the energy landscape. The need for new sources of energy supply can therefore be found all over the world.
This book investigates the challenges that face governments engaged in this renewal, particularly since in many cases these networks are, by necessity, international. The construction of new networks always involves the application of planning and environmental laws, and the complications these pose only increase as networks pass through the territory of several different countries. This book analyzes the evolution of this area from several angles, both geographical and legal.
The authors combine knowledge and expertise from a variety of sources and backgrounds to present an invaluable overview of the regulatory developments and perspectives that shape the legal frameworks in which governments develop these networks, and the way in which account must be taken of new sources of energy by law-makers.
[This book] is a very good contribution to a literature that will only grow in volume and importance. Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Journal of Environmental Law
I: Martha Roggenkamp, Donald Zillman, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Iñigo Del Guayo: Energy Networks and the Law Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets
Part I: Cross-border Energy Infrastructure and Supply Security
II: Alastair Lucas: Canadian Energy Infrastructure and the Federalist Dilemma
III: Jose Juan Gonzalez: Law and Regulation governing Energy Networks in Mexico in the Context of Regional Integration with North and Central America
IV: Lila Barrera-Hernández: South America Energy Network Integration: Mission Impossible?
V: Mohamed Bekhechi: The Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project: Some Thoughts about the Legal Challenges and Lessons Learned from a World Bank-Financed Large Infrastructure Project
VI: Catherine Redgwell: Contractual and Treaty Arrangements supporting Large European Trans-boundary Pipeline Projects: Can Adequate Human Rights and Environmental Protection be Ensured?
VII: Martha Roggenkamp: Protecting Infrastructure in the EU - The Impact of External Damages on Supply Security
Part II: New Energy Sources and Innovative Network Management
VIII: Anita Rønne: Smart Grids and the Intelligent Energy System of Tomorrow - an EU Perspective
IX: LeRoy Paddock and Charlotte Youngblood: Demand Response and Infrastructure Development in the United States
X: Olivia Woolley, Peter Schaumberg and Graham St. Michel: Establishing an Offshore Electricity Grid: A legal Analysis of Developments in the North Sea and in U.S. Waters
XI: Ulf Hammer: The Role of Energy Networks in Facilitating the Production and Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Norway
XII: Wang Mingyuan: The Role of Energy Networks in Developing Renewable Energy Sources in China
XIII: Nigel Bankes and Rick Nilson: Economic Regulation and the Design of Carbon Infrastructure for Alberta
Part III: Market Liberalization and Challenges for Network Investments and Planning
XIV: Yanko Marcius de Alencar Xavier and Anderson Souza da Silva Lanzillo: The Regulation of Third Party Access in Brazil as an Instrument to Develop Pipelines in the Natural Gas Sector
XV: Barry Barton: Law and Regulation for the Energy Networks in New Zealand
XVI: Lee Godden and Anne Kallies: Electricity Network Development: New Challenges for Australia
XVII: Aileen McHarg: Evolution and Revolution in British Energy Network Regulation: From Rpi-X to Riio
XVIII: Tjarda vd Vijver: Third Party Access Exemption Policy in The EU Gas And Electricity Sector: Finding the Right Balance between Competition and Investments
XIX: Iñigo Del Guayo and Christian Pielow: Electricity and Gas Infrastructure Planning in the European Union
XX: Gunther Kühne: Regulating the Extension of Electricity Networks - a Germany Perspective
XXI: Sergey Seliverstov and Ivan V. Gudkov: The Development of Electricity and Gas Networks in Russia
Part IV: Overview and Conclusion
XXII: Martha Roggenkamp, Donald Zillman, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Iñigo Del Guayo: The Role of Networks in Changing Energy Markets and the Need for Innovative Solutions
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 23rd February 2012
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.85