Advanced Energy Law (CANCELLED) (LAW-853-001)
Michael Panfil, Robert Solomon
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This seminar studies current energy law topics - topics that are at the forefront of public policy and debate. It focuses on the modern legislative and regulatory framework, and how federal and state regulators and policy leaders work cooperatively - or uncooperatively - to balance economic, environmental, and societal values. Topics include: utility restructuring and modernization; development of competitive markets; the evolving consideration of climate change in public policies; transmission planning and cost allocation; energy market monitoring and manipulation; reliability and security of the grid; pipeline construction and approval; oil and natural gas transportation; and hydroelectric and nuclear power.
There is no prerequisite for this course. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a research paper on a current energy law topic of the student's choosing (after consultation with and approval of professors) as well as classroom participation; there is no semester-end exam.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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There is no textbook. Students will analyze and discuss course readings selected by the professors and identified on the course syllabus.
First Class Readings
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