Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Energy and Utilities Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2682 Full-Text Articles 2199 Authors 602326 Downloads 89 Institutions

All Articles in Energy and Utilities Law

Faceted Search

2682 full-text articles. Page 71 of 71.

The Copenhagen Accord And The Future Of The International Climate Change Regime, Francesco Sindico 2009 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.


Tribal Land Laws In Andhra Pradesh, Hari Priya 2009 NALSAR University of Law

Tribal Land Laws In Andhra Pradesh, Hari Priya

Hari Priya

No abstract provided.


The Nigerian Local Content Act: Is It The Game Changer?, Humphrey Onyeukwu 2009 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 ...


Current Debates In Refugee Law: Analysing A Gender Based Claim: The Impact Of A New Interpretation Of Refugee Law And The Canadian Guidelines, Mary Ayad 2009 Macquarie University

Current Debates In Refugee Law: Analysing A Gender Based Claim: The Impact Of A New Interpretation Of Refugee Law And The Canadian Guidelines, Mary Ayad

Dr Mary B Ayad PhD

European Union member States, particularly those in the Mediterranean, must contend with refugee and asylum claims that impact female refugees and asylum seekers. In order to give justice to human rights protection, the author argues that claims by women and female children refugees must be viewed through the lens of gender. Although this is a debated issue, arguments on the side of gender are not only stronger, but are more in line with human rights protection. The current situation in the Mediterranean region necessitates looking at refugee claims with a critical eye to ‘culture’, ‘religion’ and ‘political opinion’, as well ...


Towards A Truly Harmonised International Commercial And Investment Arbitration Law Enforcing Mena-Foreign Investor Arbitrations Via A Single Regulatory Framework: A New Map For A New Landscape., Mary Ayad 2009 Macquarie University

Towards A Truly Harmonised International Commercial And Investment Arbitration Law Enforcing Mena-Foreign Investor Arbitrations Via A Single Regulatory Framework: A New Map For A New Landscape., Mary Ayad

Dr Mary B Ayad PhD

The current regulatory framework governing International Commercial and investment Arbitration Law, hereinafter ‘ICA’ Law is problematic. A new harmonised ICA Law addressing current laws and trends in ICA Law and IIA Law applicable to both European investors and MENA governments regarding oil concession and foreign investment contract disputes is required to form the foundation of a single regulatory framework. A harmonised ICA/IIA Law will ensure courts rule in favour of arbitral award enforcement. Reasons for the ever importance of Arbitral Award enforcement will be given. This new law, based on general principles of law found at civil, common and ...


The Linkages Between Access To Water And Water Scarcity With International Investment Law And The Wto Regime, Francesco Costamagna, Francesco Sindico 2009 University of Strathclyde

The Linkages Between Access To Water And Water Scarcity With International Investment Law And The Wto Regime, Francesco Costamagna, Francesco Sindico

Francesco Sindico

This paper aims to examine the relationship between two branches of international economic law and water-related issues. In particular, it analyses the impact of international investment law and international trade law on, respectively, State’s capacity in ensuring universal access to water services and fighting against water scarcity. The main objective of the paper is to define State’s rights in relation to water supply and how these rights can be protected and enforced within the international investment and/or WTO regime. First, the analysis focuses on certain features of the investment system that may affect the balance between State ...


3d Seismic And Geophysical "Trespass", Owen Anderson 2009 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

3d Seismic And Geophysical "Trespass", Owen Anderson

Owen L. Anderson

No abstract provided.


Fiscal Regimes In A Volatile Oil Price Era: What Options Exist For Balancing The Interest Of The Resource Country And Investor Company?, Humphrey Onyeukwu 2009 Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy University of Dundee

Fiscal Regimes In A Volatile Oil Price Era: What Options Exist For Balancing The Interest Of The Resource Country And Investor Company?, Humphrey Onyeukwu

Humphrey Onyeukwu

No abstract provided.


Section 4 Of The Hindu Succession Act Of 1956, Hari Priya 2009 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.


Siting Transmission Lines In A Changed Milieu, Jim Rossi, Ashley Brown 2009 Vanderbilt University

Siting Transmission Lines In A Changed Milieu, Jim Rossi, Ashley Brown

Jim Rossi

No abstract provided.


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. 2009 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.


Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., Thomas A. Faunce, Hitoshi Nasu 2009 Australian National University

Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., Thomas A. Faunce, Hitoshi Nasu

Thomas A Faunce

The development of nanotechnology for military application is an emerging area of research and development, the pace and extent of which has not been fully anticipated by international legal regulation. Nano-weapons are referred to here as objects and devices using nanotechnology or causing effects in nano-scale that are designed or used for harming humans. Such weapons, despite their controversial human and environmental toxicity, are not comprehensively covered by specific, targeted regulation under international law. This article critically examines current international humanitarian law and arms control law regimes to determine whether significant gaps exist in the regulation of nanotechnology focused on ...


Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, Thomas A. Faunce, James Bai, Duy Nguyen 2009 Australian National University

Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, Thomas A. Faunce, James Bai, Duy Nguyen

Thomas A Faunce

The Australia – United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) came into force on 1 January 2005. Before and subsequently to the AUSFTA being concluded, controversy surrounded the debate over its impact on Australia ’ s health policy, specifically on regulation of pharmaceutical patents and Australia ’ s cost-effectiveness system relating to prescription medicine prices known as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This article examines the expectations of both parties in the pharmaceutical sector with regard to the AUSFTA, as well as how successfully they were achieved. It seeks to analyse important relevant outcomes for regulators, the public and pharmaceutical industry, as well as ...


Business Tax In Nigeria: The Controversy Of Multiple Taxation, Humphrey Onyeukwu 2009 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 2009 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 ...


Climate Adaptation Policy At The Continental Level: Natural Resources In North America And Europe, Paul Stanton Kibel 2009 Golden Gate University School of Law

Climate Adaptation Policy At The Continental Level: Natural Resources In North America And Europe, Paul Stanton Kibel

Paul Stanton Kibel

No abstract provided.


When Prayer Trumps Politics: The Politics And Demographics Of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Joshua P. Fershee 2009 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 2009 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 ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress