- Research Handbooks in International Law series
Edited by Kim Talus
Chapter 3: The interface between national and international energy law
Energy law, following the widely quoted definition by Adrian Bradbrook, concerns 'the allocation of rights and duties concerning the exploitation of all energy resources between individuals, between individuals and the government, between governments and between states.' It covers all sources of energy, including oil, gas, coal, nuclear power, hydro power, and renewable energy resources; all phases of energy production, transport, and distribution, both through networks and other means of transportation, such as the shipping of oil; and all possible legal relationships, that is, between energy companies and governments, among energy companies, between energy companies and consumers, and between states. Energy law is therefore not only a field that cuts across different legal fields, including private and public law. It is also a transnational legal field, in which both national and international law play an important role in governing the increasing amount of trans-border relations.
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