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Compendium of Sustainable Energy Laws

Edited By: R Ottinger, N Robinson and V Tafur

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | May 2005 | #151077 | ISBN: 0521845262
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This is a companion volume to The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development. It compiles, for the first time, the legal instruments that constitute the core of the law of energy for sustainable development, ranging from international legal soft and hard law instruments, related instruments on sustainable development, regional energy legal instruments for sustainable development, to national legal instruments from all over the world that demonstrate how countries have effectively dealt with the challenge of promoting energy for sustainable development.


Introduction; 1. World energy assessment; 2. International agreements; 3. International law declarations and other soft law instruments; 4. Action plans and multilateral operation recommendations; 5. Select regional energy agreements; 6. Select national legislation illustrative of sustainable energy laws innovations.

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Richard L. Ottinger is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, where he taught environmental law and was Dean from 1994-1999. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and Chair of its Climate and Energy Working Group. He served for 16 years in the U.S. Congress, chairing the House Subcommittee on Energy, Conservation and Power. Nicholas Robinson has developed environmental law since 1969 when he was named to the Legal Advisory Committee of the President's Council on Environmental Quality. He has practised environmental law in law firms, for municipalities and as former general counsel of N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation. He drafted New York's wetlands and wild bird laws and was inaugurated as the first chairman of the statutory Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Board. Victor Tafur is a staff attorney for the Pace Energy Project. He was deputy director of operations for the Presidency of Columbia and a legal counsel and environmental advisor on energy projects in Columbia.

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