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Using Fair Return Prices To Assess The Value And Cost Of Financial Guarantees For New Nuclear Power Plants, Bernell K. Stone 2010 Brigham Young University Law School

Using Fair Return Prices To Assess The Value And Cost Of Financial Guarantees For New Nuclear Power Plants, Bernell K. Stone

Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review

No abstract provided.


Business Tax In Nigeria: The Controversy Of Multiple Taxation, Humphrey Onyeukwu 2010 Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy University of Dundee

Business Tax In Nigeria: The Controversy Of Multiple Taxation, Humphrey Onyeukwu

Humphrey Onyeukwu

Doing business in Nigeria is ranked 125th in the world out of 183 economics by the latest ranking of the World Bank. A major parameter for this assessment is using the incidences of regulatory controls and taxation of business activity to determine the ease of doing business in Nigeria. The controversy of multiple taxations has become one of the constraints of businesses in Nigeria due to overlaps of the various tiers of government taxing rights on business entities.

Nigeria practices fiscal federalism in which the fiscal responsibility of government is based on a three-tiered tax structure divided between the federal, …


Who Is Afraid Of Nigeria's Petroleum Industry Bill?, Humphrey Onyeukwu 2010 Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy University of Dundee

Who Is Afraid Of Nigeria's Petroleum Industry Bill?, Humphrey Onyeukwu

Humphrey Onyeukwu

The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has drawn different emotions from the stakeholders since it came into the public domain. The PIB proposes fundamental reforms of the Nigeria’s oil industry and is anchored on five major goals namely creation of new regulatory institutions, transformation of upstream contractual agreements, new fiscal regime, downstream sector deregulation, government participation in the industry and transparency in contractual agreements.

However, the scepticism shrouding the provisions of the bill is not helped with the recent media reports that oil companies are threatening to sue the federal government over the Bill’s purported retroactive agenda. The disclosure by the …


The Deepwater Horizon Spillage And Lessons In Liability Claims For Nigeria, Humphrey Onyeukwu 2010 Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy University of Dundee

The Deepwater Horizon Spillage And Lessons In Liability Claims For Nigeria, Humphrey Onyeukwu

Humphrey Onyeukwu

The recent catastrophic Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and resultant spill, offshore Louisiana, USA awakened the world once again to the environmental hazards of oil explorations. Although the causal factor for the Deepwater Horizon spill is speculated, human error appears the consensus of experts who have tried reconstructing the events of that fateful day. The possible cause of the explosion will certainly be a controversial issue in a long time but the effects of the spillage on human, aquatics and environmental costs are very evident. There are several lingering questions from developments of the deepwater tragedy that set the tone for …


The Nigerian Local Content Act: Is It The Game Changer?, Humphrey Onyeukwu 2010 Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy University of Dundee

The Nigerian Local Content Act: Is It The Game Changer?, Humphrey Onyeukwu

Humphrey Onyeukwu

The passage into law of the Nigerian Local Content Bill is one of the significant developments for domesticating the oil industry through local value additions. The bill received presidential assent on 22nd April 2010 and created a Law to provide for the development of indigenous content in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. Previous acts of governments had made feeble policy attempts at developing a local content framework for the industry and the fanfare associated with the recent enactment into law of the Nigerian Local Content Bill is very understandable.

Nigeria is the world's eighth-biggest oil exporter and relies on …


Algunos Temas Puntuales En Relacion A La Regulacion Normativa Del Proceso Contencioso-Administrativo De “Agravio” O De Lesividad En La Ley Que Regula El Proceso Contencioso Administrativo Del Peru, Ramon Huapaya Jr. 2010 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Algunos Temas Puntuales En Relacion A La Regulacion Normativa Del Proceso Contencioso-Administrativo De “Agravio” O De Lesividad En La Ley Que Regula El Proceso Contencioso Administrativo Del Peru, Ramon Huapaya Jr.

Ramon Huapaya Jr.

Es un estudio preliminar sobre el origen de una institución muy típica en el ordenamiento contencioso-administrativo del Perú, como es el proceso de agravio o de lesividad, por el cual una entidad de la Administración Pública adquiere legitimación procesal para solicitar que se declare judicialmente la nulidad de un acto emitida por ella misma, invocando que dicho acto agravia la legalidad y el interés público.


Legal Regulatory Framework For The Sustainable Extraction Of Australian Offshore Petroleum Resources: A Critical Functional Analysis, Tina Hunter 2010 Bond University

Legal Regulatory Framework For The Sustainable Extraction Of Australian Offshore Petroleum Resources: A Critical Functional Analysis, Tina Hunter

Tina Hunter

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The sustainable development of petroleum resources in Australia forms the study of this thesis. Sustainable development in this thesis is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. It encompasses three interconnected pillars: economic development, social development and environmental protection. This thesis is confined to an analysis of the sustainable socio-economic extraction of Australia’s offshore petroleum resources. In extracting petroleum resources, there is a necessity for the State and private oil companies to enter into a long-term relationship to be able to exploit these …


When Prayer Trumps Politics: The Politics And Demographics Of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Joshua P. Fershee 2010 University of North Dakota

When Prayer Trumps Politics: The Politics And Demographics Of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Joshua P. Fershee

Joshua P Fershee

This Article seeks to understand who supports renewable energy mandates (and why) by analyzing a variety trends found in political and socio-economic data by state, as well as by state renewable energy opportunities (or the lack of such opportunities). The review finds little shocking in the way of politics: Democratic states tend to favor mandates and Republican states tend not to have mandates. Somewhat surprisingly, the correlations among states with wind and solar resources (as well as most of the demographic data) ranged from limited to inconclusive. In religion, however, a strong trend developed. The states with higher Catholic populations …


The Lisbon Treaty And Its Consequences For Rural Development And Sustainable Tourism: A Case Study Of Romania, Francesco Sindico 2010 University of Strathclyde

The Lisbon Treaty And Its Consequences For Rural Development And Sustainable Tourism: A Case Study Of Romania, Francesco Sindico

Francesco Sindico

With the entrance into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009, the European Union (EU) has now more tools to deal with a scenario of 27 Member States with specific regional characteristics and different needs in the fields of rural development and sustainable tourism. An important incentive to sign the Lisbon Treaty on 13 December 2007 was the accession to the EU of twelve Central and European countries in recent years. Romania is one of these States. This country has a huge touristic potential and, at the same time, is one of the poorest EU Member State. Against …


The Copenhagen Accord And The Future Of The International Climate Change Regime, Francesco Sindico 2010 University of Strathclyde

The Copenhagen Accord And The Future Of The International Climate Change Regime, Francesco Sindico

Francesco Sindico

This paper analyses the environmental integrity, the nature and the political relevance of the Copenhagen Accord. According to the first two parameters, the Copenhagen Accord is not satisfactory. From a political point of view the conclusion is slightly different, albeit not positive. This paper concludes arguing that after the Copenhagen Conference the future of the international climate change legal regime is likely to be more fragmented, the Accord being one further piece of the global carbon puzzle.


China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Climate resilient communities can be achieved with the support of global research, development, deployment, and diffusion of environmentally sound low GHG emission technologies and processes. Technology cooperation should lower emissions remaining mindful of biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods. China and the United States need to respond effectively to both economic and climate crises and can do so in part by cooperating on environmentally sound technology that transforms the global use of energy.


Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

This article analyzes the importance of increasing civil society actor access to and influence in international legal and policy negotiations, drawing from academic scholarship on governance, conservation and environmental sustainability, natural resource management, observations of civil society actors, and the authors’ experiences as participants in international environmental negotiations.


Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

The World Economic Forum recognizes that while restrictions on energy affect water systems and vice versa, energy and water policy are rarely coordinated. The International Panel on Climate Change predicts that wet places will become wetter and dry places will become dryer. Transboundary water, energy and climate coordination can occur through international consensus building.


World Trade Organization Agreements And Principles As A Vehicle For The Attainment Of Energy Security, Dennis J. Hough Jr. 2010 Duquesne University School of Law

World Trade Organization Agreements And Principles As A Vehicle For The Attainment Of Energy Security, Dennis J. Hough Jr.

Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business

Do you remember how you felt on Wednesday, January 7, 2009? Perhaps you do not. I know how some Europeans felt — cold. That was the day that Russia stopped all natural gas exports to Ukraine. By itself, this was a serious course of action. However, because Ukraine is the main transmission corridor for natural gas pipelines shipping gas to Europe, the situation commanded worldwide attention.


Solar Homes, Cheryl Cortemeglia, Jim Getz, Molly Knoll, Cara Shepley 2010 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Solar Homes, Cheryl Cortemeglia, Jim Getz, Molly Knoll, Cara Shepley

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

The film "Solar Homes” interviewed contestants in the U.S. Department of Energy’s solar home design competition.


Somebody Call 911: Windmills Are Killing Our Birds, Jessica Raba, Bryan Ebert 2010 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Somebody Call 911: Windmills Are Killing Our Birds, Jessica Raba, Bryan Ebert

Student Environmental Law Films/Golden Tree Films

The film "Somebody Call 911: Windmills Are Killing Our Birds” examines the impact of wind power on birds.


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

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

Law Faculty Publications

This article describes programs and initiatives in China promoting growth of renewable energy capacity, and analyzes obstacles to future growth.


Tribal Land Laws In Andhra Pradesh, Hari Priya 2010 NALSAR University of Law

Tribal Land Laws In Andhra Pradesh, Hari Priya

Hari Priya

No abstract provided.


Section 4 Of The Hindu Succession Act Of 1956, Hari Priya 2010 NALSAR University of Law

Section 4 Of The Hindu Succession Act Of 1956, Hari Priya

Hari Priya

A brief write up in the form of a comprehensive article aiming to critically evaluate the Section 4 of the Hindu Succession Act of 1956. The law, as it stands amended, has not only brought about changes in the succession laws of Hindus, but has also paved the way for some positive modifications in the law of partition, alienation of property, inheritance and adoption, and the paper is an effort to evaluate this provision of the law.


Can Urban Solar Become A "Disruptive" Technology?: The Case For Solar Utilities, Joel B. Eisen 2010 University of Richmond

Can Urban Solar Become A "Disruptive" Technology?: The Case For Solar Utilities, Joel B. Eisen

Law Faculty Publications

After examining the theory of disruptiveness and the inadequacy of current initiatives for renewables, I argue for a disruptive solution to solar. Achieving the kind of deployment that would be required to make a serious down payment on our climate obligations will take something far different than we have seen to date: companies devoted to national (or at least regional), large-scale installations of solar technology, and which are deeply capitalized and willing to take risks to bring solar to many homeowners. I will term these "solar utilities,'' and I propose that one or more of them should take over the …


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