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Research Handbook on International Energy Law

Research Handbook on International Energy Law

Research Handbooks in International Law series

Edited by Kim Talus

International energy law is an elusive but important concept. There is no body of law called ‘international energy law’, nor is there any universally accepted definition for it, yet many specialised areas of international law have a direct relationship with energy policy. The Research Handbook on International Energy Law examines various aspects of international energy law and offers a comprehensive account of its basic concepts and processes.

Chapter 16: Promotion of renewable electricity: Free trade and domestic industrial development

Anton Ming-Zhi Gao

Subjects: economics and finance, transport, environment, environmental law, transport, law - academic, energy law, environmental law, human rights, international economic law, trade law, public international law, politics and public policy, human rights, urban and regional studies, transport


In order to tackle the challenges of climate change and to reach the goal of sustainability, technology plays a 'double' (perhaps contradictory) role as both the source of the problem and the solution to the impasse. Of all of the technologies relating to climate change mitigation or adaptation, much attention has been paid to energy technology, particularly renewable energy technology. The significant role of renewable energy technology in combating climate change is highlighted by the famous Blue Map Scenario produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which appears in almost every conference.

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