International Energy Law: Rules Governing Future Exploration, Exploitation and Use of Renewable Resources

International Energy Law: Rules Governing Future Exploration, Exploitation and Use of Renewable Resources

By: Rex J. Zedalis (author)Hardback

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The international legal rules affecting renewable alternative energy resources are amongst the most important legal and environmental concerns of the near future. As traditional energy sources are depleted, new technologies are being developed to harness the potentials of wave, current and tidal energy, coastal wind power, offshore geothermal, polar energy resources and space-based solar collection. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the legal rules governing the alternative energy resource potential of all international common areas - the high seas, the polar zones (especially Antarctica) and outer space. In a detailed, but precisely analyzed text, the book also reviews the international environmental rules affecting exploration, exploitation and use of internationally situated energy resources, alongside resources located offshore under national jurisdictions. This is accompanied by a critical look at the connection between efforts to control greenhouse gases and the growing interest in non-polluting alternatives found in the international "commons. The result is a work of unprecedented value for environmental and international law academics and practitioners, as well as those interested in environmental resource economics and politics.

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Rex J. Zedalis, Comparative and International Law Center, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA


Contents: Activities Within National Jurisdiction: The coastal waters: continental shelf and exclusive economic zone; Offshore delimitation of resource deposits situated across national boundaries. Activities in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: The high seas and the deep seabed; The Polar zones. Activities in Extraterrestrial Areas: Outer space and celestial bodies; The moon treaty of 1979. The Energy/Environment Connection in the International Context: International environmental considerations; International controls on consumption of energy and protecting the environment; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/12/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780754621645
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 362
  • ID: 9780754621645
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 0754621642

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