Dec 12, 2019  
2012-2013 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
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LAW 558 - Energy & Environment: Law & Regulation


This course will provide students with a background and understanding of state and federal regulation of electrical generating systems as well as other energy systems. The regulation of energy is closely tied to environmental regulation of the impacts of energy exploration, recovery, generation, and transmission. The course will cover the energy and environmental regulations addressing conventional fossil-fuel based electrical generating operations as well as traditional energy supply and distribution such as the electric power grid; coal mining, transport, and storage, oil exploration, recovery, transport and refining; and natural gas exploration, recovery and transport. This course will also cover alternate energy systems and the applicable regulatory requirements impacting the design, development, installation and operation of solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, nuclear and biomass systems. Students will learn how to identify general legal issues related to energy systems and their environmental impacts. Students will also learn about the costs of energy production and usage. This course will examine the technical issues that must be addressed in order to obtain the permits and necessary licenses to install and operate electrical generating systems and other energy sources. In addition to the legal issues, the course will also address ethical issues related to the use and depletion of natural resources as well as the actual and potential environmental harm caused by energy related operations.

Credits: 3 cr



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