Energy, Governance and Sustainability
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Energy, Governance and Sustainability

Edited by Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Nathalie Chalifour and Louis J. Kotzé

This book makes an in-depth and timely contribution to the debate about how to transform our energy governance systems into ones that support a fair, safe and sustainable society. It combines perspectives from leading scholars around the world to provide a global outlook on alternative approaches to energy governance and innovative experiences. Taken as a whole, it offers a unique snapshot of some of the innovative and novel ways in which law can support the shift to sustainable and equitable energy systems.
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Chapter 9: Judicial perspectives on renewable energy and climate change governance

Trevor Daya-Winterbottom


Energy policy has a wide range of social implications, ranging from local to global. In the recent developments in this domain, where advancements in renewables are flanked by the pervasive effects of the use of fossil fuel, controversial issues are common. New Zealand is affected by different aspects of this blurred panorama of energy governance in a transition period, such as the consequences of use of renewable energies, the implications of climate change or environmental justice issues. This has created a rich case law, with New Zealand courts confronted with different cases regarding the new topics in energy law, particularly related to climate change litigation and impact of renewable energies. This chapter provides a detailed account of this case law.

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