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The law of energy underground, understanding new developments in subsurface production, transmission, and storage, edited by Donald N. Zillman ... [et al.]

The law of energy underground, understanding new developments in subsurface production, transmission, and storage, edited by Donald N. Zillman ... [et al.]
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The law of energy underground
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edited by Donald N. Zillman ... [et al.]
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understanding new developments in subsurface production, transmission, and storage
While energy has been extracted from the ground for two centuries, recent years have seen transformative changes to how easy it is to access underground energy resources. This book investigates the key challenges and legal consequences of recent developments in the use of the subsurface as a source of energy. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the new technologies that have made this possible, such as the extraction of unconventional oil and gas resources through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Further developments include the expanded use of geothermal energy, which has the potential to beome a major renewable energy source. The subsurface can also be utilised for long-term disposal or storage of environmentally harmful by-products of energy use, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and other nuclear waste. Successful development of these technologies could enhance the use of fossil and nuclear energy by reducing the harm caused by the release of greenhouse gases and harmful radiation. The authors bring together a wide variety of expertise and knowledge to examine the legal implications of the development and control of these underground activities. They provide an invaluable understanding of the legal frameworks applicable to the extraction of underground energy, both at the international level and in a number of important national jurisdictions. Importantly, the book analyses the different regulatory responses to these developments across five continents, and assesses in detail the environmental impact of new energy extraction technologies
Table Of Contents
Donald Zillman, Aileen McHarg, Adrian Bradbrook, Lila Berrera-Hernandez: Introduction Section One: Property Rights in Underground Resources 1: Barry Barton: The Common Law of Subsurface Activities 2: Jose Juan Gonzalez: The Civil Law Treatment of Subsurface Resources 3: Terence Daintith: The Development of United States Common Law Concerning Underground Resources 4: Hanri Mostert and Meyer van den Berg: The Roman-Dutch Perspective on Subsurface Issues Section Two: The International Law Treatment of Subsurface Resources 5: Catherine Redgwell and Lavanya Rajamani: International Legal Regimes for Subsurface Activities Section Three: Governing Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction 6: Al Lucas and Theresa Watson: Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing in a Mature Energy Jurisdiction 7: Lee Roy Paddock and Jessica Wentz: United States Treatment of Fracking 8: Lila Barrera-Hernandez: Development of Argentine Unconventional Reserves 9: Kazuhiro Nakatani: Japan's Undersea Resources and Its New Mining Act 10: Abdou Bekhechi: The New Algerian Legislation on Shale Gas and other Hydrocarbons 11: Milton Montoya: Shale Gas Regulation in Colombia Section Four: Addressing Environmental and Sustainability Issues Underground 12: Aileen McHarg and Mark Poustie: British Encouragement and Regulation of Carbon Capture and Storage 13: Mingyuan Wang: The Law and Policy for Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies in China 14: Endre Stavang, Gideon Parchomovsky, and Lital Helman: Dynamic Regulation and Technological Competition: A New Legal Approach to Carbon Capture and Storage 15: Anita Ronne and Adrian Bradbrook: Comparative Analysis of Contemporary Geothermal Development 16: Donald Zillman: Siting Nuclear Waste Disposal 17: Sergey Seliverstov: Electricity Substation Undergrounding in Russia Section Five: Resolving Underground Resource Conflicts around the World 18: Martha Roggenkamp: Energy Underground: New Developments in the Netherlands 19: Gunther Kuehne: German Legal Responses to New Subsurface Technologies 20: Michael Crommelin: Australian Responses to New Underground Technologies 21: Nigel Bankes: Management of Subsurface Conflicts in Canada 22: Inigo del Guayo and Jose Alenza: Spain's Approach to New Underground Technologies 23: Yinka Omorogbe: Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa
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