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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Energy, Governance and Sustainability

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Edited by: Nathalie Chalifour, Louis J. Kotze

ISBN13: 9781785368110
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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This timely book makes an original and in-depth contribution to the debate about how to transform our energy governance systems into ones that support a fair, safe and sustainable society. It combines perspectives from leading scholars to provide a global outlook on alternative approaches to energy governance and innovative experiences.

Taken as a whole, it offers a unique overview of some of the innovative and novel ways in which law can support the shift to sustainable and equitable energy systems.The first section lays the conceptual and theoretical foundations for alternative approaches to energy governance, including its constitutional foundations, the role of human rights, and an environmentally just system that seeks universal access to energy for all.

The second section showcases concrete innovative experiences in energy governance from around the globe, including smart cities, the role of the courts, energy efficiency of buildings and the harnessing of energy from waste.

Finally, the authors consider the social justice dimension, discussing the exploitation of energy resources by multinational companies in developing countries and the importance of agricultural production, distribution and consumption in energy transformation.

This unique overview of state-of-the-art approaches to transformation of energy governance is vital reading for policy makers and both legal and non-legal scholars concerned with energy law, sustainability and justice, and global governance.

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Subjects:
Environmental Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
1. Energy Governance - A Key Challenge in the Era of GlobalizationJordi Jaria i Manzano, Nathalie J. Chalifour and Louis Kotze
2. Germany's 'Energiewende': What Can Environmental Law Scholarship Learn From it? Klaus Bosselmann
3. How Good Practices in Environmental Constitutionalism Can Improve Sustainable Development of Unconventional Shale GasJames R. May and Erin Daly
4. Human Rights versus Human Needs: Debating the Language for Universal Access to Modern Energy ServicesManuel Peter Samonte Solis
5. Using Social Science Perspectives on Risk to Implement an Environmental Justice Analysis - Is This the Right Way Forward to Mitigate the Social Risks of Low Carbon Energy Technologies and Help Policy-Makers Achieve Renewable EnergyTargets Worldwide? Elodie Le Gal
6. Scaling Up Local Solutions: Creating an Enabling Legal Environment for the Deployment of Community-Based Renewable MicrogridsJessica Wentz and Chiara Pappalardo
7. Innovative Financing for Renewable EnergyRichard L. Ottinger and John Bowie
8. Energy and Smart Cities - Perspectives from a City-State, Singapore Lin-Heng Lye and Melissa Low
9. Judicial Perspectives on Renewable Energy and Climate Change GovernanceTrevor Daya-Winterbottom
10. A Reflection on Some Legal Aspects of Decision Control in the Energy Transition Process: A Comparison of France and GermanyAnais Guerry
11. Learning from Europe: Some Ideas for the Energy Improvement of the US Existing Building Stock Teresa Parejo-Navajas
12. Sustainable Sewage Melissa K. Scanlan
13. Environmentally Displaced Persons in the Niger Delta: Challenges and ProspectsEloamaka Carol Okonkwo
14. Agriculture, Energy and Development - An Uneasy Relationship Cristiane Derani
Index