menu

School of Law

Postgraduate menu

QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (Sem 1)

Module Description

This course covers energy regulation and policy including the impact of pending climate change legislation and proposed Environmental Protection Agency climate change rules and regulations. Energy regulation decisions and technologies are strongly influenced by economics and federal and state politics.  The policy choices are particularly important with respect to electricity regulation. The energy use of individual countries and of the global system as a whole reflect the accumulation of decades of policy choices and have significant impacts on local, regional and global economies and the environment.  Because electricity and natural gas policies cannot be fully examined without an understanding of the mechanics of rate regulation, the first part of this course will provide a basic foundation in the economic, legal, and political aspects of energy regulation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. The second part will address the major U.S. energy legislation since World War II and proposed implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed green house gas rules and regulations.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination

Credits

22.5 Credits

Return to top