Recent publications on Energy Law
We are pleased to announce recent publications by Associate Professor Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui and Professor Ernst Nordtveit, both affiliated with the Research group for Natural Resources, Environmental Law and Development Law.
Routledge Handbook of Energy Law
The Routledge Handbook of Energy Law provides a definitive global survey of the discipline of Energy Law, capturing the essential and relevant issues in Energy today. Each chapter is written by a leading expert, and provides a contemporary overview of a significant area within the field.
The book is divided into six geographical regions based on continents, with a separate section on Russia, an energy powerhouse that straddles both Europe and Asia. Each section contains highly topical chapters from authors who address a number of core themes in Energy Law and Regulation:
• Energy security and the role of markets
• Regulating the growth of renewable energy
• Regulating shifts in traditional forms of energy
• Instruments in regulating disputes in energy
• Impact of energy on the environment
• Key issues in the future of energy and regulation.
Offering an analysis of the full spectrum of current issues in Energy Law, the Routledge Handbook of Energy Law is an essential resource for advanced students, researchers, academics, legal practitioners and industry experts.
The book is edited by Tina Hunter, Ignacio Herrera, Penelope Crossley and Gloria Alvarez. Find it here.
The Character of Petroleum Licences: A Legal Cultural Analysis
This innovative book explores the legal character of petroleum licences, a key vehicle governing the relationship between oil companies and their host states. Examining the issue through the lens of legal culture, it illustrates why some jurisdictions exert strong state control and others only minimal.
Critically investigating the nature of a petroleum licence, the book analyses whether it is a mere administrative right, a contract or something more akin to property rights. Chapters examine recent developments, such as the UK’s strategy of maximizing economic recovery and the opposition to drilling for oil in Norway and Australia. Outside of Western petroleum jurisdictions, the book also explores several long-established jurisdictions including Russia and Mexico, as well as emerging jurisdictions, such as China and Uganda. Taking a contextual and system-oriented approach, it reveals the preconditions of the petroleum licence regime and offers a critical insight into the reasons behind alterations to the terms of the licences. Encompassing a wide variety of legal cultures and experiences, this thought-provoking book will prove to be a valuable resource for academics and students of energy law, particularly those with an interest in state regulation. It will also provide useful insights for industry-based practitioners.
The book is edited by Tina Soliman Hunter, Professor of Energy, Environment and Resources Law, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Australia, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Professor, Department for Public and International Law, University of Oslo and Ernst Nordtveit, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Norway. The book will be published in November 2020. Find it here.