The Renewable Energy Reader is a concise, reader-friendly sourcebook for U.S. renewable energy law. Each chapter provides historical background as well as illustrations and technology charts to give readers context for better understanding renewable energy sources and related legal issues. Each chapter also includes closely-edited excerpts from some of the most prominent primary and secondary legal sources—articles, cases, statutes, and regulations—highlighting current and potential legal challenges to the advancement of renewable resources. This book provides an accessible reference for lawyers, law students, policy-makers, and the general public, providing an overview of the significant legal implications of renewable energy development.
The Renewable Energy Reader is unique because it is the only textbook designed specifically for a two or three hour Renewable Energy Law course or as a robust renewable energy supplement for more traditional energy law texts that cover conventional sources. In addition to focus questions for class discussion, the reader and the accompanying Teacher's Manual include several hands-on Carnegie Integrated Skills exercises to enhance practitioner skills and student learning and to deepen appreciation for the topic areas.