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Advanced Introduction to Law and Renewable Energy

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Advanced Introduction to Law and Renewable Energy

9781789906868 Edward Elgar Publishing
Joel B. Eisen, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law, Virginia, US
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 686 8 Extent: 224 pp
This clear and concise book provides an overview of how laws and policies around the world are designed to support and accelerate the growth of renewable energy. Throughout, Professor Eisen focuses on how national and sub-national governments have responded to the revolutionary transformation of the world’s energy system by developing and implementing support programs for renewable energy.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

This clear and concise book provides an overview of how laws and policies around the world are designed to support and accelerate the growth of renewable energy. Throughout, Professor Eisen focuses on how national and sub-national governments have responded to the revolutionary transformation of the world’s energy system by developing and implementing support programs for renewable energy.

Key features include:

• Global coverage of the ways in which laws and policies are guiding countries and regions to transitioning to renewable energy
• Detailed chapters highlighting all of the important regulatory, financial, and technological aspects of renewable energy development
• Critical insights designed to spotlight on-going challenges and spark discussions about policy development.

Intended to serve both as a comprehensive introduction to this vast subject and to prompt readers to inquire further into the specific laws of individual nations, this Advanced Introduction will be beneficial for students, academics, and policymakers interested in the complex legal landscape governing renewable energy.
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‘This is a unique and highly impressive overview on contemporary problems of renewable energy. It strikes a very good balance between highlighting general questions and developments in a clear and systematic manner and giving concrete examples from all over the world.’
– Michael Fehling, Bucerius Law School, Germany

‘Solar, wind, and other renewables are leading the charge toward a cleaner, climate-friendly energy economy. In this excellent book, Professor Eisen shares his considerable expertise across a wide range of renewable energy technologies, jurisdictions, and policies. The result is a treasure trove of practically relevant information for anyone, with and without prior legal training, looking to join the clean tech revolution.’
– Felix Mormann, Texas A&M University, School of Law, US

‘As the clean energy transition accelerates, decision makers in government and the private sector alike realize they need to understand – quickly – the complex legal environment for renewable energy. Professor Joel Eisen – internationally known for his insightful and forward-thinking energy law scholarship – provides just the kind of clear, accessible primer that’s needed, without oversimplification. It is an excellent introduction for anyone new to the field of renewable energy.’
– Uma Outka, University of Kansas School of Law, US

‘Joel B. Eisen’s Advanced Introduction to Law and Renewable Energy is essential reading for every solar or energy storage developer in today’s market. This comprehensive overview takes complex policy and financing topics and clearly explains how they can affect the deployment of renewable energy – no law degree required. Reading this guide will help renewable energy investors and developers to understand the general legal, regulatory, trade, and finance landscape in the U.S. and other markets.’
–Tor Valenza, CEO of UnThink Solar
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction to laws and policies affecting renewable energy 2. Renewable energy resources 3. Governmental support policies for renewable energy 4. National electricity regulatory systems affecting renewable energy projects 5. Sub-national utility regulation and policies affecting renewable energy 6. Finance of renewable energy projects 7. Systems promoting voluntary adoption of renewable energy 8. Other legal and regulatory systems with impacts on renewable energy development 9. Carbon pricing; conclusion and directions for further policy development Index
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