energy law Articles

  • Revolution in European nuclear law

    Until now, there has been no European Community Law about nuclear safety. According to decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the community has the right to regulate this field, but the former policy neglected this. Now, a draft has been published that seems to revolutionise the standards of nuclear safety in Europe.Keywords: nuclear safety, EURATOM, Western European Nuclear Regulators ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear law stands on thin ice

    Revealing the questionable actions of many radiobiologists exposes the Achilles heel of nuclear law. Documentation of systematic deception is reason enough to change nuclear law. Much evidence comes from mis-statements by seven committees for the Biologic Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR). These fraudulent interpretations led ignorant physicians, the media and government officials to accept ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Law on Green Growth & Energy Transition Introduces the Circular Economy and Planned Obsolence

    On 18 July 2015, Law 2015-992 on green growth and energy transition was published in France. The energy transition Law is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that introduces the concepts of circular economy and planned obsolescence for the first time at the European level. The Law on green growth and energy transition gives a fresh impulse to the French legal framework by codifying the recent ...

  • Sovereignty of states, peaceful nuclear energy and principles of international environmental law

    The sovereign right of states to peaceful nuclear energy is analysed on the basis of principles of international environmental law. The exercise of this right depends on the implementation of certain obligations under international law. The notion of sovereignty as independence and superiority does not serve the challenges of peaceful nuclear energy and the modern understanding of the environment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clean jobs coalition calls for updated renewable energy laws in Illinois

    On February 4, 2015, the newly formed Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for an update of the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that was put into place in 2007. The Coalition proposed a plan to create as many as 32,000 jobs annually by ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Criminal nuclear law: international obligations and their implementation in the EU

    In this paper, 'criminal nuclear law' is understood as the group of rules adopted at the national, regional or international level which criminalises or makes it mandatory for states to criminalise the practices associated with nuclear energy or radioactivity and which can be distinguished from other provisions relating to similar practices on the basis of the inherent ultra-hazardous nature of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Laser welding: the first and second law analysis

    Thermal efficiency analysis can be used to minimise the energy losses in laser welding. In the present study, laser welding and efficiency analysis are considered. The first and second law efficiencies for the welding process are formulated and quantified for new parameters associated with the welding geometry. These parameters include excess mass ratio, loss mass ratio, and heat loss ratio. It ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear terrorism and environmental protection under international law

    To counter nuclear and radiological terrorism and prevent the adverse economic, social and environmental consequences of such illicit acts perpetrated by non–state actors, the international community has established a comprehensive legal framework comprising soft law and legally binding instruments. This paper collates the international legal instruments relating to nuclear security and discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 12 (2010)

    Armeni, Chiara, The Copenhagen Accord and Beyond 132 Cardwell, Michael Public Participation in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: A Matter of Substance or Form? 12 Public Rights of Way and Level Playing Fields 291 Cook, Kate, The Right to Food and the Environment 1 Coyle, Sean, review of Property Rights and Natural Resources by ...


  • WTO law and international emissions trading: Is there potential for conflict?

    In order to meet their emission reduction targets with minimum adverse effects on their economies, it is highly likely that UNFCCC Annex I governments will pursue emission reduction policies in such a way as to require of foreign products to mirror the “climate costs” of their production processes or to favour domestic “climate friendly” producers over foreign ones. Such treatments could occur in ...

  • Law relating to nuclear liability and compensation in India

    The operationalisation of the India-USA Joint Statement of 18 July 2005 has opened up the Indian nuclear market for foreign cooperation and participation. Moreover, both domestically and internationally, a number of instruments have been concluded, the recent being the Indian Legislation, Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 passed by both the Houses of Indian Parliament and is under ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ABA SEER’S Review of Existing Laws and Nanotechnology

    Earlier this year, the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) offered to brief representatives of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of General Counsel on legal and regulatory issues arising in connection with the application of existing statutory and regulatory authorities to engineered nanoscale materials. SEER prepared briefing ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Book Reviews: Carbon Trading Law and Practice

    keywords: climate change, carbon trading. Kyoto Protocol, emissions trading schemes, market based systems, environmental markets Whatever the future of the international climate change regime, carbon markets are here to stay and their number may well increase. Any book, therefore, that provides the reader with a clearer understanding of how carbon markets work, is a welcome contribution ...


  • Book Reviews: Nuclear Law - The Law applying to nuclear installations and Radioactive substances in its Historical context

    This is an important and timely book. Not so very long ago the future of nuclear energy appeared to be a matter principally of decline, decommissioning and waste disposal. While these are all still features of considerable importance, the past few years have seen a remarkable transformation in the fortunes of nuclear energy. With zero emissions of greenhouse gases in operation, the attractions of ...


  • Looking through the prism of international environment and human rights law - International Civil Nuclear Liability Law and a call for Indian exceptionalism

    As the spectre of climate change and competition over fossil fuels have led energy–hungry states towards nuclear power, liability rules for nuclear damage have acquired increased significance. However, many of the core common elements of the existing international legal regimes on civil nuclear liability - channelling of liability, quantum and temporal limits, definition of harm, etc. - are not ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The second-law implications of biochemical energy conversion: exergy analysis of glucose and fatty-acid breakdown in the living cell

    This paper gives the exergy analyses of the main stages of glucose and fatty-acid breakdown in living cells. Conversion processes like the glycolysis, the citric-acid cycle, and mitochondrial respiration consistently show exergy efficiencies of around or above 90%, while the membrane-transport processes are about 70-75% efficient. The overall efficiencies of glucose and palmitic-acid breakdown to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergy landscapes: exploration of second-law thinking towards sustainable landscape design

    Depletion of fossil fuels and climate change necessitate a transition to sustainable energy systems that make efficient use of renewable energy sources. Recently, the disciplines of building engineering, architecture and urban planning have begun embracing 'second-law thinking' to reduce energy consumption in the built environment. Second-law thinking, however, is not yet a part of spatial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technological efficiency improvements: beyond the prospects of first-law efficiencies

    Efficiency improvements of technology are said to be one of the most important possibilities to satisfy the energy requirements of a growing global population and to mitigate adverse energy-related environmental impacts, such as climate change, at the same time. On the basis of the classical concept of first-law efficiency, however, conventional energy analyses lead to the impression that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Second-law analysis of two-stage vapour compression refrigeration plants

    This paper describes a Second Law Analysis based on experimental data of a two-stage vapour compression facility driven by a compound compressor for medium and low-capacity refrigeration applications, which operates with the most usual inter-stage configurations (direct liquid injection and subcooler). The experimental analysis is performed for an evaporating temperature range between ?36°C and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status of laws related to physical protection and radiological emergency in the Republic of Korea

    Laws related to atomic energy of the Republic of Korea, which were quite simple at the nascent stage, have been diversified in accordance with the expansion of the nuclear industry and growing public needs. As part of the efforts by the government to address public concerns about nuclear safety, the Act for Physical Protection and Radiological Emergency was enacted to enhance the capabilities to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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