‘In this book, Dr. Leonie Reins skillfully analyzes EU shale gas regulation, and compares it to the regulation of carbon capture and storage and nanotechnology. In addition, she masterfully places shale gas regulation in the context of the EU energy policy. Rather than limiting herself to identifying deficiencies, Dr. Reins moves carefully through the regulatory and policy maze, with much eye for detail and nuance, to develop an insightful legal and policy account. Interestingly, she believes that a new regulatory “principle of conservatism” may be in the making, which would provide the EU with “an excuse for regulation.” Irrespective of whether that is true, there is no excuse for not reading her intriguing analysis.’
– Lucas Bergkamp, Hunton & Williams LLP
Dr. Reins book about shale gas regulation in the European Union addresses one of the most fundamental questions in the shale gas debate: what is the competence of the Union to regulate shale gas in the first place? In the middle of intense discussions on how shale gas should be regulated, Dr. Reins has taken a step back and smartly recognized where the discussion should have actually started from. With her valid and sharp arguments, she guides the reader through her profound analysis that is based on a very extensive collection of legal and policy literature. Ultimately, the book is not only about shale gas but about regulating energy activities in general. Hence, this book will be of great interest not only to people interested in shale gas regulation, but in regulating energy in the European Union in general.’
– Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL)
‘Dr Leonie Reins is, a trailblazer in the field, putting together a baseline study that will serve as the impetus for future work in the field. I will recommend the book to researchers and students of energy and environmental law.’
– Journal of World Energy Law and Business
‘Regulating Shale Gas by Leonie Reins provides a remarkable and innovative analysis of European Union (EU) shale gas regulation in the context of EU energy policy. . . This book will therefore be of great interest to energy and environmental law scholars, policy-makers and energy industry stakeholders.'
– Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR)