School of Law

SOLM158 United States: Energy, Law Regulation and Policy

Module Description

This course covers US energy regulation and policy including the impact of pending climate change legislation and proposed Environmental Protection Agency climate change rules and regulations.  The US has been a market leader in energy regulation and privatization since World War II. This module looks at how this was achieved in the electricity markets, oil a& gas including unconventional resources and more recently the renewables market. The work of the  FERC (Federal Energy Regulaiton Commission) and the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) are also considered.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Environmental Law
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour exam

Credits

15 Credits