The Routledge Handbook of Energy Law provides a definitive global survey of the discipline of Energy Law, capturing the essential and relevant issues in Energy today. Each chapter is written by a leading expert, and provides a contemporary overview of a significant area within the field.

The book is divided into six geographical regions based on continents, with a separate section on Russia, an energy powerhouse that straddles both Europe and Asia. Each section contains highly topical chapters from authors who address a number of core themes in Energy Law and Regulation:

• Energy security and the role of markets

• Regulating the growth of renewable energy

• Regulating shifts in traditional forms of energy

• Instruments in regulating disputes in energy

• Impact of energy on the environment

• Key issues in the future of energy and regulation.

Offering an analysis of the full spectrum of current issues in Energy Law, the Routledge Handbook of Energy Law is an essential resource for advanced students, researchers, academics, legal practitioners and industry experts.

part I|73 pages


chapter 1|11 pages

Introduction to the Routledge Handbook of Energy Law

ByTina Soliman Hunter, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

chapter 2|28 pages

From stakeholders to actors?

The progressive integration of environmental, social and cultural considerations within international energy law
ByDavid M. Ong

chapter 3|16 pages

International energy law in perspective

The relationship between national and international energy law
ByErnst Nordtveit

part II|108 pages


chapter 5|13 pages

Energy market liberalisation

From monopolistic to traded markets in the European Union
BySirja-Leena Penttinen

chapter 6|17 pages

Regulation of electricity markets in Europe in light of the Clean Energy Package

Prosumers and demand response
ByIgnacio Herrera Anchustegui, Andreas Formosa

chapter 7|16 pages

Uses and abuses of EU competition law in energy

ByChristian Bergqvist, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

chapter 8|17 pages

The role of State aid law in energy

ByIgnacio Herrera Anchustegui, Christian Bergqvist

chapter 9|16 pages

Shale gas in Europe

A case study on EU energy and environmental law
ByRuven Fleming

chapter 10|27 pages

Dispute resolution in the European energy sector

ByNaomi Briercliffe, David Ingle

part III|48 pages


chapter 11|16 pages

The regulation of petroleum exploration and production in Russia

ByTina Soliman Hunter, Irina Fodchenko

chapter 12|17 pages

Russian renewable energy

Regulations and outcomes
ByMariia Kozlova, Mikael Collan, Indra Overland
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chapter 13|13 pages

Shifting Russian energy geopolitics

BySlawomir Raszewski, Zuzanna Nowak

part IV|58 pages

North America

chapter 14|15 pages

Shale gas development, economic impacts and regulation

ByHannah J. Wiseman

chapter 16|11 pages

Regulation of low carbon energy sources in the U.S. and Canada

ByKristen van de Biezenbos

chapter 17|19 pages

Formula rate plans and multi-year rate plans

Can they serve the public interest, and how?
ByScott Hempling

part V|86 pages

Latin America

chapter 18|19 pages

Shale gas regulation in Mexico and Colombia

An uncertain future
ByTina Soliman Hunter, Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

chapter 19|14 pages

Energy justice as a key driver to unlock the transition from energy reform to energy counter-reform

The rise of the immutability theory
ByMiguel Marmolejo-Cervantes

chapter 20|18 pages

Low-carbon energy in Latin America

Post-Paris advances in renewable and energy efficiency policies
ByLisa Viscidi, Nate Graham

chapter 21|19 pages

Protecting energy investments in Latin America

BySilvia Marchili, Isabella Bellera Landa

chapter 22|14 pages

Regulatory framework for the energy sector in Colombia and Brazil

ByMilton Fernando Montoya Pardo, María Alejandra Garzón Albornoz

part VI|93 pages

Asia and Australia

chapter 23|16 pages

Asian energy markets

The impact of shifting global politics
BySlawomir Raszewski

chapter 24|21 pages

From coal to clean energy

How the energy transition is being managed in Indian energy law and policy
ByPenelope Crossley

chapter 25|17 pages

Energy law and regulation in China

ByJie Huan

chapter 27|23 pages

Is gas security in the ‘national interest’?

An Australian Eastern Gas Market perspective
ByMadeline E. Taylor

part VII|78 pages

Africa and the Middle East

chapter 28|18 pages

Gas commercialisation projects in West Africa

Pipelines, LNG and gas-to-power
ByTade Oyewunmi

chapter 29|18 pages

Legal, policy and regulatory aspects of integrating electricity from renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa

The case of Ghana, The Gambia and Nigeria
ByNana Asare Obeng-Darko

chapter 31|21 pages

Maritime disputes and disputed seabed resources in the African Continent

ByAnna Khalfaoui, Constantinos Yiallourides

part VIII|64 pages


chapter 32|12 pages

Energy transitions and the law

ByKim Talus, Pami Aalto

chapter 33|18 pages

The future of nuclear energy

ByAlessandro Negri della Torre

chapter 34|19 pages

The future of dispute resolution in the energy and natural resources sector

Setting the scene and looking ahead
ByGloria M. Alvarez

chapter 35|13 pages

Concluding thoughts on the global energy transition

ByPenelope Crossley, Gloria M. Alvarez