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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Law and Economics of a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement

Edited by: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Richard Samans

ISBN13: 9781107092860
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99

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The widely accepted need to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels and move instead to low-carbon, renewable alternatives faces a host of challenges. Whilst the greatest challenges remain in engineering, political and public policy issues continue to play a very important role. This volume, which consists of contributions from leading figures in the field, presents the case for a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement (SETA). It shows that by addressing barriers to trade in goods and services relevant for the supply of clean energy, such an agreement would foster the crucial scaling-up of clean energy supply and promote a shift away from fossil fuels. In doing so it illustrates how the agreement would help to address a number of overarching sustainable development priorities, including the urgent threat of climate change, enhanced energy access and improved energy security. The book will appeal to academics and policymakers working on the interface of trade and energy policy.

Energy and Natural Resources Law, Law and Economics
Foreword: trade policy can help combat climate change H. E. Mogens Jensen
1. Introduction Gary C. Hufbauer, Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz and Richard Samans
2. Issues and considerations for negotiating a sustainable energy trade agreement - May 2012 Gary C. Hufbauer and Jisun Kim
3. Trade in sustainable energy services - October 2013 Joachim Monkelbaan
4. Governing clean energy subsidies: what, why, and how legal? - August 2012 Arunabha Ghosh with Himani Gangania
5. Trade law implications of procurement practices in sustainable energy goods and services - September 2012 Alan Herve and David Luff
6. Selling the Sun safely and effectively: solar photovoltaic (PV) standards and implications for trade policy - December 2013 Sunny Rai and Tetyana Payasova
7. Addressing local content requirements in a sustainable energy trade agreement - June 2013 Sherry Stephenson
8. International technology diffusion in sustainable energy trade agreement - September 2012 Thomas L. Brewer
9. Legal options for a sustainable energy trade agreement - July 2012 Matthew Kennedy.