Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Law - 490 pages
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This volume examines energy security in a privatized, liberalized, and increasingly global energy market, in which the concept of sustainability has developed together with a higher awareness of environmental issues, but where the potential for supply disruptions, price fluctuation, and threats to infrastructure safety must also be considered. Part I commences with an essential introductory chapter which defines energy security and sets forth the key issues and themes of the book. There then follow several cross-cutting chapters which include sceptical analysis of energy security claims from an environmental perspective and a broader geopolitical analysis of energy security. Part II examines a wide variety of international, regional, and national approaches to energy security issues. Energy security concerns differ considerably from country to country, however most of the chapters examiming particular nations provide an economic and historical context of their energy security concerns, followed by a detailed analysis of the legal provisions relating to each of the main energy sectors (oil, gas, coal, electricity, nuclear, and renewable energies). This entails examination of regulation, organization, and planning for security and other purposes. In a number of cases, energy security law is shaped by other factors such as market liberalization, environmental protection, and competition policy. Part III comprises two final chapters, the first contrasting thevarious national and regional approaches and analysing cross-cutting issues, whilst the concluding chapter forecasts future trends in the legal regulation of energy security.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
International Energy Security
17
Energy Security and the Development of International Energy Markets
47
Framework for Security of Supply
85
Regional and National Frameworks for Energy Security in Africa
121
Energy Security in
145
Canadas Voluntary MarketBased Approach to Energy Security
171
Energy Security and Energy Sovereignty in Mexico
203
A Balancing
279
Security of Supply in Liberalized Energy Sectors A
307
The Case of Germany
337
Energy
373
National Energy Security and Regional Cooperation
391
The Role of International Law
413
Appendix
425
Why We Should Not Allow Energy Security
431

A general analysis of energy security issues
210
So Much Energy Such Little Security
217
Energy Security as Denmarks HeavyHanded Regulation Loosens
253
Energy Security in the TwentyFirst Century
457
Index
473
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Professor Barry Barton is at the School of Law, University of Waikato. Catherine Redgwell is Professor of International Law at University College London. Anita Ronne is Associate Professor in Energy Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Donald N. Zillman is Godfrey Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law.

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