Section Description Provided by Instructor
This course concerns the regulation of energy, energy resources, and energy facilities. Among the topics will be the regulation of rates and services; the roles of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the state public utility commissions; and the interaction with environmental law. Attention will be devoted to energy resources (such as oil, natural gas and coal reserves, and hydropower resources) and to generating, transmission and distribution facilities. The current and future roles of renewable energy (such as solar, wind and geothermal), energy efficiency, and nuclear energy will receive special attention, as will the regulation and deregulation of electricity, and the emerging regulatory regimes for hydraulic fracturing of natural gas.
T 4:20p - 6:10p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit