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Environmental Law

University of Cincinnati College of Law

Energy policy

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Clean Power Policy In The United States, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 2016

Clean Power Policy In The United States, Joseph P. Tomain

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

Within the last year, the Obama administration has taken two significant and dramatic steps addressing the challenges of climate change and demonstrating a renewed leadership role for the US. First, as a signatory to the Paris climate agreements, the US has stepped forward to participate in that global effort after years of recalcitrance. The US, for example, signed the Rio Declaration in 1992 but five years later would not ratify the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Now, though, the US has reversed course and has reentered the international climate conversation.

The second significant climate initiative came on the domestic front as the ...


Shale Gas And Clean Energy Policy, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 2013

Shale Gas And Clean Energy Policy, Joseph P. Tomain

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

If we look behind the numbers on energy consumption, how much of that declining consumption is attributable to increases in energy efficiency and how much is attributable to a poor economy? If we look more closely at shale gas production, particularly when we consider hydraulic fracturing, what environmental costs are associated with developing this domestic resource? And, from a broader perspective, what role should natural gas, including shale gas, play in the country's clean energy future? Will we continue to favor fossil-fuel incumbents at the expense of new entrants in renewable resources and energy efficiency? This Article will address ...


Our Generation's Sputnik Moment: Regulating Energy Innovation, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 2012

Our Generation's Sputnik Moment: Regulating Energy Innovation, Joseph P. Tomain

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama stressed the necessity of innovation as the key to unlocking our economic future. More pointedly, he stated that now is "our generation's Sputnik moment." Just as the United States responded to national security threats posed by a cold war Russia, today we must respond to threats to our economy and our environment, as well as to our national security, posed by an oil addiction that we have not been able to break for over half a century. The intertwined needs to provide sufficient energy, environmental protection, and a vibrant ...


Distributional Consquences Of Environmental Regulation: Economics, Politics, And Environmental Policymaking, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 1991

Distributional Consquences Of Environmental Regulation: Economics, Politics, And Environmental Policymaking, Joseph P. Tomain

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

In this article, environmental policymaking methods are explored through a fictional rediscovery in April 22, 2170 of two documents from 1991. One of the documents presents the background assumptions and technical concepts needed to design an environmental policy for the Town of Lawrenceville. The other document presents the Town of Lawrenceville with a discussion of the distributional consequences of three distinct and perhaps complementary environmental programs. The discussion of each program presents the likely distribution of benefits and costs. Each discussion concludes by speculating on the overall efficiency of the program. The recommendation is to submit the three environmental programs ...