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With the rapid growth of the renewable energy sector, it has become increasingly important to understand how renewable energy is defined in national laws around the world and what regulatory mechanisms these countries are deploying to achieve their renewable energy goals. In Renewable Energy Law: An International Assessment, Penelope J. Crossley compares the national renewable energy laws for each of the 113 countries that have such a law, shedding light on the question of whether energy laws are converging globally to facilitate trade or engaging in regulatory competition. The book includes over sixty extracts from different national laws, case studies on the European Union and the Chinese wind sector, and many examples of the particular challenges facing specific countries. This work should be read by scholars, policymakers, regulators, employees of commercial entities operating in the energy sector, and anyone else interested in the legal and regulatory landscape of renewable energy.Read more
- Studies the national renewable energy laws of all 113 countries with such a law, as well as the European Renewable Energy Directive
- Identifies and discusses twenty-eight different motivations for having these laws
- Outlines the basic features of renewable energy laws in plain English
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- Publication planned for: November 2019
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107185760
- dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
- contains: 2 b/w illus. 32 tables
- availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
Table of Contents
Part I. What is Renewable Energy? A Case of Conceptual Consensus:
2. The renewable energy sources used for electricity generation
Part II. Why Do Countries Intervene in the Renewable Energy Sector? A Case of Normative Divergence:
3. The economic justification for regulating renewable energy
4. Why do countries legislate to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy?
Part III. What Role Do Regulatory Support Mechanisms Play in National Renewable Energy Laws? A Case of Substantive Divergence:
5. How do countries regulate to support renewable energy?
6. The future development of regulatory support mechanisms – unification, harmonisation, convergence, divergence or regulatory competition?
7. Conclusions and recommendations.
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