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The main aim of this book is the provision of a text on energy law and policy specifically on Ireland. It will be the first reference text on energy law in Ireland. It provides an extensive overview of the key issues in energy law in Ireland from the influence of EU legislation to competition in the electricity markets. It will also detail the role of the Irish Energy Regulator and focus on the specific law that applies to each of the energy sources (such as wind, gas and oil) that are used in Ireland. This book will add to the growing comparative literature on energy law that focuses specifically on individual countries. Key features * An easy-to-understand reference that provides you with invaluable analysis and interpretation on energy law in Ireland * Includes analysis of the effects the Three EU Energy Packages * Examines and details Irish Energy Legislation for different energy sources * Covers legislation into competition, subsidies, safety and liability in the Irish Energy Sector * Highlights the role of the Irish Energy Regulator Contents Part 1 Introduction: Energy Law and Energy in Ireland Chapter 1: Introduction: What is Energy Law? Chapter 2: History of Energy Law Chapter 3: Influences on Energy Law Chapter 4: The Irish Energy Sector Part 2: European Union Energy Law Chapter 5: The EU Energy Sector and the Single Electricity Market in Ireland Chapter 6: EU Energy Regulation and the National Energy Regulator Chapter 7: Competition Policy, the EU and the Energy Union Part 3: Energy Infrastructure and Environmental Impact Assessments Chapter 8: Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessments Chapter 9: The Environmental Impact Assessments Process Chapter 10: The Future of Environmental Impact Assessments Part 4: Future Issues in Energy Law and Conclusions Chapter 11: Energy Justice Chapter 12: The Future Development of Irish Energy Law Chapter 13: Conclusion: The Next Steps Appendices Author Dr. Raphael J. Heffron is a Jean Monnet Professor in Energy & Natural Resources Law & Policy at the Energy & Natural Resources Law Institute, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. His recent 2016 Papers & Books include: The Evolution of Energy Law and Energy Jurisprudence: Insights for Energy Analysts and Researchers, The development of energy law in the 21st century: a paradigm shift?, Energy decisions reframed as justice and ethical concerns, Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and US: A Reader, Energy Justice: A conceptual review, Global Nuclear Liability Regime Post Fukushima Daiichi and Energy Justice in the Arctic His affiliations include: Co-Chair, UK Energy Law and Policy Association, Associate Researcher, Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge, Associate Research Fellow, Centre for Integrated Energy Research, University of Leeds,Policy Fellow, Policy Fellows Network, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, UK.
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The aim of this short text is simply to introduce a reader to this topic. It is intended for a global audience and rather than being restricted to potential energy law students of a particular country. It is also written for students of other disciplines such as geographers, social scientists and engineers. It should also be engaging to those in a variety of professional practices who want an accessible background to and overview of the subject.
The text aims to outline the principles and central logic behind energy law. Therefore, readers from across the world should be able to use it as a guide to thinking about energy law in their own countries. A variety of examples from many different countries are included in the text and while examples and comparisons are mainly from the EU and US, they represent good examples of more advanced and innovative energy law.
For those readers who seek further or more in-depth knowledge, this text will only serve as an introduction. However, a key focus of the book is to direct the reader where they to look for further information and within the book there are suggested extra readings, the key recommended journals to read and other sources of information based on institutions who publish further material in this area.
The aim of the Energy Law: An Introduction is to introduce new readers to the developing area of energy law. The hope is that it provides an introduction to the legal challenges faced in the energy sector and the potential contribution of energy law to delivering a better world for future generations.
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