Regulating Energy And Natural Resources

Hardcover | March 15, 2006

EditorBarry Barton, Alastair Lucas, Lila Barrera-Hernandez

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Democratization, globalization, and increased environmental awareness have had a profound impact on the regulation of industry in the energy and natural resources sector. This book analyses the changes in character of the way this industry is regulated, and seeks to make connections withtheoretical perspectives on regulation as a major part of the modern legal system.Part I examines the emergence of alternatives to regulation, such as 'soft law' in developing countries, the European Electricity and Gas Directives of 1996 and 1998, the idea of regulation of company structure as opposed to performance, multi-faceted government alternative regulatory instruments,and market mechanics.Part II analyses conventional methods of regulation, and how they have evolved, including case studies from the Netherlands, the USA, Singapore, New Zealand, and the UK.Part III looks at regulatory innovations such as environmental audit, self-regulation, the 'Voluntary Action Plan', private-sector standard setting, and certification.Part IV examines the role of non-state actors, and their response to national and supranational regulatory changes, and globalization.Recent shifts in the perception of energy security, failures in energy company corporate governance, and evolving self-regulatory frameworks renders this a timely and worthy examination of the issues facing the energy and natural resources industry today.

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Democratization, globalization, and increased environmental awareness have had a profound impact on the regulation of industry in the energy and natural resources sector. This book analyses the changes in character of the way this industry is regulated, and seeks to make connections withtheoretical perspectives on regulation as a majo...

Barry Barton is Professor, School of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand Alastair Lucas is Chair of Natural Resources Law and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science, University of Calgary, Canada Lila Barrera Hernandez is Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Canada Anita Ronne is Associate Professor in Energy La...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.25 inPublished:March 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199299870

ISBN - 13:9780199299874

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I The FrameworkBarry Barton, Lila K. Barrera Hernandez, Alastair R. Lucas, and Anita Ronne: IntroductionBarry Barton: The Theoretical Context of RegulationII Globalization and the Challenge to Traditional State-Centred RegulationYinka O. Omorogbe: Alternative Regulation and Governance Reform in Resource-Rich Developing Countries of AfricaLila K. Barrera Hernandez: Sustainable Energy Development in Latin America and Donor Driven Reform: What Will the World Bank Do?Catherine Redgewell: International Soft Law and GlobalizationIII Regulating Energy SystemsJohn Gulliver and Donald N. Zillman: Contemporary United States Energy RegulationBarry Barton: Self-Regulation, State Regulation, and Co-regulation in Energy in New ZealandAileen McHarg: The Political Economy of Regulation: Developments in British Energy Regulation under LabourUlf Hammer: System Operation: From Self-Regulation to Public RegulationAnita Ronne: A New Role for the State - Energy Regulatory Reform in DenmarkGunther Kuhne: Conventional Regulation Renascent but Changing Alternatives to Regulation: The German ExperienceMartha M. Roggenkamp: Re-regulating the Electricity and Gas Sector in the Netherlands: From Self-Regulation via State Regulation to Regulation via State OwnershipLeigh Hancher and Inigo del Guayo: The European Electricity and Gas Regulatory ForumsIV Regulating Disposition of Rights to Natural ResourcesTerence Daintith: State-Company Relations in Offshore Oil Exploitation: Regulatory and Contractual AnalysesLee Godden: Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability: Using Market Mechanisms for Water Resources Regulation in AustraliaV Environmental Regulation of Energy and Natural ResourcesAlastair R. Lucas and Veronica Potes: Voluntary Approaches and Formal Regulation: Climate Change and Canada's EnergyGeorge (Rock) Pring and Rick A. Feger: Alternatives to Conventional Regulation in United States Environmental LawJose Juan Gonzalez Marquez: The Use of Environmental Audits and Self-Regulation Schemes for Environmental Protection in MexicoKazuhiro Nakatani: The Voluntary Initiative of the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) in the Measures to Cope with Global WarmingVI Pulling the Threads Together: An Overview of the Present State of Energy and Resources RegulationDonald N. Zillman: Regulation around the WorldBarry Barton, Lila K. Barrera Hernandez, Alastair R. Lucas, and Anita Ronne: Conclusions

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`... well-written, scholarly collection of contributed chapters brimming with practical and intellectual insight; and likely to be of enduring value ... this book will be an important source of guidance and clarification for energy policy-makers around the world at a time when the distinctionbetween energy law and policy has never been more blurred.'Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law