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The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables

The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables
Product Code: 5350208
Editor: Michael B. Gerrard
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61438-008-5
Page Count: 688
Trim Size: 7 x 10 Paperback
Sponsoring Entities: Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Topics: Energy & Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law
Format: Book - 5350208
Other Formats: eBook - 5350208EBK
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About The Law of Clean Energy

The framework of U.S. laws governing energy efficiency and renewable energy is one of fragmentation across levels of government, regions of the country, types of energy resources, regulatory techniques, and policy objectives. Those who attempt to navigate these various laws and accomplish a substantive objective, such as building a project, must be prepared to dive into a broad range of disparate, uncoordinated provisions that apply to the specific kind of facility and location where it would be built. The Law of Clean Energy provides a current, clearly written explanation of the laws that apply and the critical legal issues involved in the transition to a clean energy economy.

Part I discusses the energy efficiency laws that exist at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as the mandates and goals written into law for renewable energy, and also considers the siting and permitting of renewable energy facilities. Part II covers tax and nontax incentives for efficiency and renewables, relevant aspects of the sale of electricity and ratemaking, the various ways that transactions for the financing of efficiency and renewables are structured, and government consumption and purchase of energy. Part III explores the use of energy in particular sectors such as agriculture and forestry, appliances, lighting, computers, buildings, motor vehicles, and distributed generation. Part IV covers different kinds of renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels, hydropower and tides, waves, and ocean currents) as well as energy transmission and storage. The book closes with a 50-state survey of laws on energy efficiency and renewables.

Updates in Clean Energy Law


"A wonderful resource for lawyers and policymakers alike, The Law of Clean Energy provides an essential overview of the laws, policies, and incentives that govern energy efficiency and renewable energy. This book offers a crucial lay-of-the-land for anyone interested in how U.S. law and policy promote, or in some cases obstruct, the transition to a clean energy economy. "

Jody Freeman
Archibald Cox Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in the White House, 2009-2010

"Growth in renewable energy resources and clean energy services is essential to a future of reduced fossil fuel dependency. Yet participants in the new energy economy frequently confront a fragmented legal maze. The chapters in this terrific book provide a roadmap for investors and developers of clean energy technologies as well as for their lawyers, policymakers, and students."

Jim Rossi
Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Florida State University College of Law

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Summary of Contents PDF
Table of Contents PDF
About the Editor PDF
About the Authors PDF
Chapter One - Introduction and Overview PDF

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