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Regulating Energy and Natural Resources

Edited by: Barry Barton, Alastair Lucas, Lila Barrera-Hernández, Anita Rønne

ISBN13: 9780199299874
ISBN: 0199299870
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00



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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 with theoretical 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.

  • Analyses changes in industry regulation and makes interconnections with theoretical perspectives
  • Examines a wide range of alternatives to traditional regulation
  • Written by an international group of contributors, with case studies from the Netherlands, the USA, Singapore, New Zealand, and the UK
  • Looks at the topical controversies of non-state actors and globalization

Subjects:
Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
I The Framework
Barry Barton, Lila K. Barrera Hernandez, Alastair R. Lucas, and Anita Ronne: Introduction
Barry Barton: The Theoretical Context of Regulation
II Globalization and the Challenge to Traditional State-Centred Regulation
Yinka O. Omorogbe: Alternative Regulation and Governance Reform in Resource-Rich Developing Countries of Africa
Lila K. Barrera Hernández: Sustainable Energy Development in Latin America and Donor Driven Reform: What Will the World Bank Do?
Catherine Redgewell: International Soft Law and Globalization
III Regulating Energy Systems;
John Gulliver and Donald N. Zillman: Contemporary United States Energy Regulation
Barry Barton: Self-Regulation, State Regulation, and Co-regulation in Energy in New Zealand
Aileen McHarg: The Political Economy of Regulation: Developments in British Energy Regulation under Labour
Ulf Hammer: System Operation: From Self-Regulation to Public Regulation
Anita Ronne: A New Role for the State - Energy Regulatory Reform in Denmark
Gunther Kuhne: Conventional Regulation Renascent but Changing Alternatives to Regulation: The German Experience
Martha M. Roggenkamp: Re-regulating the Electricity and Gas Sector in the Netherlands: From Self-Regulation via State Regulation to Regulation via State Ownership
Leigh Hancher and Inigo del Guayo: The European Electricity and Gas Regulatory Forums
IV Regulating Disposition of Rights to Natural Resources;
Terence Daintith: State-Company Relations in Offshore Oil Exploitation: Regulatory and Contractual Analyses
Lee Godden: Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability: Using Market Mechanisms for Water Resources Regulation in Australia
V Environmental Regulation of Energy and Natural Resources;
Alastair R. Lucas and Veronica Potes: Voluntary Approaches and Formal Regulation: Climate Change and Canada's Energy
George (Rock) Pring and Rick A. Feger: Alternatives to Conventional Regulation in United States Environmental Law
Jose Juan Gonzalez Marquez: The Use of Environmental Audits and Self-Regulation Schemes for Environmental Protection in Mexico
Kazuhiro Nakatani: The Voluntary Initiative of the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) in the Measures to Cope with Global Warming
VI Pulling the Threads Together: An Overview of the Present State of Energy and Resources Regulation
Donald N. Zillman: Regulation around the World
Barry Barton, Lila K. Barrera Hernandez, Alastair R. Lucas, and Anita Rønne: Conclusions