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270.6 sec. 001 - Energy Law and Policy (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Daniel A. Farber  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


MW 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 17, 2020
To November 24, 2020

Course Start: August 17, 2020
Course End: November 24, 2020
Class Number: 32654

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 29
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 38
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

This class covers the basics of energy law in the United States and California. Because of its connection to climate change, the energy system has become the focus of intense public attention and controversy. Energy law also implicates issues about equity, federalism, innovation, and market regulation. The course has a particular focus on our electric grid, public utilities and the regulation of various sources of generation. We will cover not just the law, but also the economic, technological, and policy context for the legal doctrine. Key topics include renewable energy, climate change concerns, energy independence and security, the price of electricity, and changes in energy demand. Students will gain an understanding of historical and current energy use, law and policy, and the regulatory and political environment in which electric utilities and other energy companies operate.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Energy, Economics & the Environment
    Edition: 5th/2020
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781642425796
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $260.75
    Price Source: user provided
  • Energy law in a nutshell
    by Joseph P. Tomain, Hon. Richard D. Cudahy
    Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2004.
    ISBN: 9780314150585
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 15.00
    Price Source: user provided

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