School of Law

Energy Regulation and Policy course

6 November 2012 - 22 November 2012

Time: 4:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Date: 6th November – 22nd November 2012
Time: 16.00 – 20.00 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

The Energy Regulation and Policy course is taught by Mr Ed Flippen, Counsel at McGuireWoods, Virginia US. Mr Flippen has been practicing law for more than 30 years. He served in the Office of General Counsel of the Virginia State Corporation Commission from 1975-1980, leaving the commission in 1980 as deputy general counsel. From 1980-1981, he was assistant general counsel for Duke Power Company. He joined the Energy and Environment Group at Mays and Valentine, LLP as an associate in 1981, and became a partner in 1983. He is currently a lecturer of Energy Regulation and Policy at Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Course overview

The 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 of the course will address the major US energy legislation since World War II and 73 proposed implications of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed green house gas rules and regulations.

CPD Points

This course is accredited for 22 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

How to Book

Fee: £1,000

Book online via the Queen Mary e-shop.


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