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.

Chapter 12 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

part I|73 pages


chapter 2|28 pages

From stakeholders to actors?

The progressive integration of environmental, social and cultural considerations within international energy law

chapter 3|16 pages

International energy law in perspective

The relationship between national and international energy law

part II|108 pages


chapter 5|13 pages

Energy market liberalisation

From monopolistic to traded markets in the European Union

chapter 9|16 pages

Shale gas in Europe

A case study on EU energy and environmental law

part III|48 pages


part V|86 pages

Latin America

part VI|93 pages

Asia and Australia

chapter 23|16 pages

Asian energy markets

The impact of shifting global politics

chapter 24|21 pages

From coal to clean energy

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

chapter 25|17 pages

Energy law and regulation in China

chapter 27|23 pages

Is gas security in the ‘national interest’?

An Australian Eastern Gas Market perspective

part VIII|64 pages