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It's Always Sunny In Florida: Reexamining The Role Of Energy Monopolies After Recent Solar Ballot Initiatives, Lauren Gillespie Apr 2018

It's Always Sunny In Florida: Reexamining The Role Of Energy Monopolies After Recent Solar Ballot Initiatives, Lauren Gillespie

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Dual Sovereignty Is Out, Time For Concurrent Jurisdiction To Shine, Scott Jacobson Feb 2018

Dual Sovereignty Is Out, Time For Concurrent Jurisdiction To Shine, Scott Jacobson

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Beneficial Disruption: Vermont's Renewable Energy Standard And The Need For Innovative Utility Regulation In The 21st Century, Darren Springer Nov 2017

Beneficial Disruption: Vermont's Renewable Energy Standard And The Need For Innovative Utility Regulation In The 21st Century, Darren Springer

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


T-Rex, Jurassic Park And Nuclear Power: Nuclear Power Plants And The Courts After The Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Shigenori Matsui Nov 2017

T-Rex, Jurassic Park And Nuclear Power: Nuclear Power Plants And The Courts After The Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Shigenori Matsui

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


A “Green” Approach To Hedge Fund Regulation And Reform, Matthew Keehn Apr 2017

A “Green” Approach To Hedge Fund Regulation And Reform, Matthew Keehn

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Survey Says . . . ? An Argument For More Frontloaded Ferc Public Use Provider Determinations As A Means Of Streamlining The Commission S Regulatory Role Over Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Operators, Christopher Earle Apr 2017

Survey Says . . . ? An Argument For More Frontloaded Ferc Public Use Provider Determinations As A Means Of Streamlining The Commission S Regulatory Role Over Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Operators, Christopher Earle

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Room To Grow: A Consumer-Focused Proposal For Revitalizing Ohio’S Renewable Energy Sector Through Sustainable Expansion Of The Market, Mairi Mull Feb 2017

Room To Grow: A Consumer-Focused Proposal For Revitalizing Ohio’S Renewable Energy Sector Through Sustainable Expansion Of The Market, Mairi Mull

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


The Wind Blows In Virginia Too—Deconstructing Legal And Regulatory Barriers To The Development Of Onshore, Utility-Scale Wind Energy In Virginia, Mark L. (Buzz) Belleville Nov 2016

The Wind Blows In Virginia Too—Deconstructing Legal And Regulatory Barriers To The Development Of Onshore, Utility-Scale Wind Energy In Virginia, Mark L. (Buzz) Belleville

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Thorium’S Glow: Lighting The Way For Safe, Cheap Energy Production, Zachary Hawari Nov 2016

Thorium’S Glow: Lighting The Way For Safe, Cheap Energy Production, Zachary Hawari

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Electric Vehicles: Rolling Over Barriers And Merging With Regulation, Mark Detsky, Gabriella Stockmayer Feb 2016

Electric Vehicles: Rolling Over Barriers And Merging With Regulation, Mark Detsky, Gabriella Stockmayer

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Electric vehicles are merging into the mainstream of transportation. Although the technology still comprises a small fraction of the current market, it ismorewidely available due to competitivepricing, technological improvements, and available state and federal incentives. The benefits of electric vehicles include reduced fossil fuel emissions and associated climate change mitigation, new independence from oil-driven policies in foreignmarkets and international relations, and potential opportunities for increasing and complementing renewable energy electric resources. The risks of widespread electric vehicle deployment are largely thought to involve potential impacts on existingutility generation,distribution, and transmission systems and how the costs of any needed changes ...


“The Energy Capital Of The East Coast?”: Lessons Virginia Can Learn From Cape Wind Failure And European Success In Offshore Wind Energy, Lamya Moosa May 2015

“The Energy Capital Of The East Coast?”: Lessons Virginia Can Learn From Cape Wind Failure And European Success In Offshore Wind Energy, Lamya Moosa

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Lessons From China’S Carbon Markets For U.S. Climate Change Policy, Susan Vermillion Feb 2015

Lessons From China’S Carbon Markets For U.S. Climate Change Policy, Susan Vermillion

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Offshore Petroleum Facility Incidents Post Varanus Island, Montara, And Macondo: Have We Really Addressed The Root Cause?, Tina Hunter May 2014

Offshore Petroleum Facility Incidents Post Varanus Island, Montara, And Macondo: Have We Really Addressed The Root Cause?, Tina Hunter

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

This Article analyzes the role of offshore petroleum legislation in contributing to offshore facility integrity incidents in Australia’s offshore petroleum jurisdiction. It examines the regulatory framework that existed at the time of the Varanus Island, Montara, and Macondo facility incidents, determining that the regulatory regime contributed to each of these incidents. Assessing the response of the Commonwealth government to the regulatory framework existing at the time of the events, particularly the integration of well regulation as part of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority’s (“NOPSA”) functions and the establishment of a national offshore regulator, this Article determines that ...


Enforcement Activism Of The Eu’S Renewable Energy Directive During The Global Financial Crisis, Jon Truby May 2014

Enforcement Activism Of The Eu’S Renewable Energy Directive During The Global Financial Crisis, Jon Truby

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Double Dipping: Utilizing Oil Wells For Geothermal Energy, Alexander Conser May 2013

Double Dipping: Utilizing Oil Wells For Geothermal Energy, Alexander Conser

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Crushing Europe's Pipeline Dreams: Russia's Mineral Monopoly, Weakness In The European Energy Market, And Realism In The Future, Daniel Doty May 2013

Crushing Europe's Pipeline Dreams: Russia's Mineral Monopoly, Weakness In The European Energy Market, And Realism In The Future, Daniel Doty

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Beyond Solyndra: Examining The Department Of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program, Hilary Kao Mar 2013

Beyond Solyndra: Examining The Department Of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program, Hilary Kao

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

In the year following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, the renewable and clean energy industries faced significant turmoil— from natural disasters, to political maelstroms, from the Great Recession, to U.S. debt ceiling debates. The Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program (“DOE LGP”), often a target since before it ever received a dollar of appropriations, has been both blamed and defended in the wake of the bankruptcy filing of Solyndra, a California-based solar panel manufacturer, in September 2011, because of the $535 million loan guarantee made to it by the Department of Energy (“DOE”) in 2009. Critics ...


An Integrated Green Urban Electrical Grid, Deborah Behles May 2012

An Integrated Green Urban Electrical Grid, Deborah Behles

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Relying on only renewable resources for generating electricity once seemed like a dream. Yet, an island in Denmark is now achieving that dream by generating all the electricity it needs with renewable resources. Other communities throughout the world now want to achieve this same milestone. To critics, these goals are not attainable due to the intermittent nature of the primary renewable resources, wind and solar power, which many of these communities plan to rely on. But, several studies have confirmed that it can be done, and plans are already underway to switch communities to one hundred percent renewable energy in ...


Have We All Gone Batty? The Need For A Better Balance Between The Conservation Of Protected Species And The Development Of Clean Renewable Energy, Laura Householder May 2012

Have We All Gone Batty? The Need For A Better Balance Between The Conservation Of Protected Species And The Development Of Clean Renewable Energy, Laura Householder

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


The Andean Electricity Market: A Competition Law Analysis, Mateo Ferrero May 2012

The Andean Electricity Market: A Competition Law Analysis, Mateo Ferrero

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

The countries of the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) have great potential to produce clean and reliable energy. However, this potential has only been exploited to a limited extent. Network industries, such as the electricity sector, have special features that create unique challenges for both developed and developing countries seeking to adequately manage this important part of the economy. Although the member countries of the Andean Community have substantially reformed their energy industries in the past decades, this sector still requires further competition. So far, most of the efforts undertaken by these countries have neglected the possibility of ...


Legal And Regulatory Impediments To Vehicle-To-Grid Aggregation, Matthew Hutton, Thomas Hutton Feb 2012

Legal And Regulatory Impediments To Vehicle-To-Grid Aggregation, Matthew Hutton, Thomas Hutton

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

This article begins by defining the “vehicle-to-grid” concept for a legal readership, and places it in context by discussing some major problems facing the United States electrical grid. There are several ways in which the vehicle-to-grid concept may potentially mitigate the grid’s problems as are described. Then, the article discusses the major legal and regulatory impediments to implementing a vehicle-to-grid program. Several of the hurdles are simply manifestations of uncertainties in the business environment. Others are more properly legal and regulatory impediments, but are expected to be surmountable. Therefore, the Article concludes that legal and regulatory impediments will not ...


The Slippery Shelf: Ceding The Public Trust To Administrative Ambivalence In Offshore Development, Rachel Ganong Dec 2011

The Slippery Shelf: Ceding The Public Trust To Administrative Ambivalence In Offshore Development, Rachel Ganong

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Here Comes The Sun: Solar Power Parity With Fossil Fuels, Nathan Mee, Marc Miller Dec 2011

Here Comes The Sun: Solar Power Parity With Fossil Fuels, Nathan Mee, Marc Miller

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

There is wide agreement across the political spectrum that the United States should develop domestic, renewable sources of energy. There are many ways to describe the challenges of a transition from a fossil fuel economy to one fueled by atoms, the sun, or the wind, but in a nutshell, the problem is said to be cost: the basic reason the United States continues overwhelmingly to rely on fossil fuels is that they are comparatively cheap, and alternative energy is relatively expensive.

Or so it seems. This Article is intended to encourage more open discussion about real energy costs. To keep ...


The Bp Deepwater Horizon: A Cautionary Tale For Ccs, Hydrofracking, Geoengineering And Other Emerging Technologies With Environmental And Human Health Risks, Mark A. Latham Dec 2011

The Bp Deepwater Horizon: A Cautionary Tale For Ccs, Hydrofracking, Geoengineering And Other Emerging Technologies With Environmental And Human Health Risks, Mark A. Latham

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

This Article first discusses the technological issues surrounding the BP Deepwater Horizon and summarizes how regulator and industry reliance on an inadequate fail-safe device played a crucial role in this disaster. Next, I discuss the fundamentals of carbon capture and sequestration, hydraulic fracturing, and geoengineering; that is, I attempt to capture what they involve, followed by the environmental and human health risks they present. I then summarize the current or proposed regulation of these technologies and analyze whether those regulations are sufficient to adequately protect human health and the environment. I conclude with recommendations for policymakers and regulators to consider ...


India's Nuclear Civil Liability Bill And Supplier's Liability: One Step Towards Modernizing The Outdated International Nuclear Liability Regime, Arya Hariharan Dec 2011

India's Nuclear Civil Liability Bill And Supplier's Liability: One Step Towards Modernizing The Outdated International Nuclear Liability Regime, Arya Hariharan

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


The Smart Grid: A Smart Solution To A Complicated Problem, Alison C. Graab May 2011

The Smart Grid: A Smart Solution To A Complicated Problem, Alison C. Graab

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Possible Impacts Through The 1980s, Mark J. Lafratta Nov 2010

Possible Impacts Through The 1980s, Mark J. Lafratta

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Are Renewable Portfolio Standards A Policy Cure-All?: A Case Study Of Illinois's Experience, David G. Loomis, Adrienne Ohler Nov 2010

Are Renewable Portfolio Standards A Policy Cure-All?: A Case Study Of Illinois's Experience, David G. Loomis, Adrienne Ohler

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

Renewable Portfolio Standards (“RPS”) are stated to have a plethora of benefits: job creation, renewable energy growth, reduced carbon emissions, and a reduction in retail electricity prices. Often when a policy has multiple agendas, the policy fails to meet any of the objectives. Twenty-nine states have implemented an RPS, but state policies vary with regard to the sources considered eligible, out-of-state generation, credit trading, and the process of ensuring compliance. The various policy facets affect the growth of renewable energy within the state and affect the additional stated benefits of job creation and reduced emissions. This paper examines Illinois’s ...


China's Renewable Energy Law: A Platform For Green Leadership?, Joel B. Eisen Nov 2010

China's Renewable Energy Law: A Platform For Green Leadership?, Joel B. Eisen

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


So Much Up In The Air: The Carbon Dioxide Debate And Coal Plant Permitting In Virginia, Sam Robinson Nov 2010

So Much Up In The Air: The Carbon Dioxide Debate And Coal Plant Permitting In Virginia, Sam Robinson

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.