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This casebook serves as a guide to energy law and policy for students who seek to practice in the field and anyone interested in better understanding this critical area of law. It introduces the key federal, state, and local government actors shaping energy issues and explores the multi-jurisdictional approach to energy regulation pervasive in the United States.

The book explains the foundations of the laws and policies governing energy extraction, use, markets, and disposal. It covers how we make energy from renewable and non-renewable resources and examines the future of the energy sector in light of new technologies, market trends, emerging risks, and the need for greater equality. The authors use a systemic approach that allows for a deeper exploration of the linkages between the resources, technologies, law, policy, and markets that make up our core energy systems, including electricity and transportation.

Energy Law and Policy contains cases, sample statutes and regulations, and pertinent excerpts from experts. These policy-oriented, often empirical materials offer the necessary building blocks for a public law course, particularly one covering a rapidly transitioning field. The book is organized into three parts that introduce students to the fundamental aspects of the energy sector, energy law, and the most pressing energy topics of the 21st century.

The third edition expands and deepens coverage in important ways:

  • Updated treatment of state and federal policy initiatives such as community solar, 100% clean energy laws, energy transition and energy markets.
  • An entirely new chapter on how climate change risks and initiatives are shaping the energy sector, including domestic and international net zero energy goals and widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
  • Integration of energy and environmental justice concerns throughout the book.
  • Expanded discussion of energy leasing and extraction on private and federal lands, including solar, geothermal, and onshore and offshore wind energy, and the critical role of energy efficiency.
  • In-depth coverage of new energy-related executive orders, regulations, and policy shifts since the start of the Biden Administration.
  • Enhanced attention to controversial energy transport projects, including oil and natural gas pipelines, fossil fuel export terminals, and long-distance electric transmission lines.

For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.


Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/29/2021
Related Subject(s): Natural Resources

Lincoln L. Davies, Ohio State University College of Law

Alexandra B. Klass, University of Michigan Law School

Hari M. Osofsky, Northwestern University School of Law

Joseph P. Tomain, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Elizabeth J. Wilson, Dartmouth College

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The third edition expands and deepens coverage in important ways:

  • Updated treatment of state and federal policy initiatives such as community solar, 100% clean energy laws, energy transition and energy markets.
  • An entirely new chapter on how climate change risks and initiatives are shaping the energy sector, including domestic and international net zero energy goals and widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
  • Integration of energy and environmental justice concerns throughout the book.
  • Expanded discussion of energy leasing and extraction on private and federal lands, including solar, geothermal, and onshore and offshore wind energy, and the critical role of energy efficiency.
  • In-depth coverage of new energy-related executive orders, regulations, and policy shifts since the start of the Biden Administration.
  • Enhanced attention to controversial energy transport projects, including oil and natural gas pipelines, fossil fuel export terminals, and long-distance electric transmission lines.

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