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LAWS5589 Energy Regulation: Sustainable Oil and Gas and Alternative Energy Production

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines the fundamentals of the law in Australia relating to the exploration, development and production of oil and gas and the development and production of wind and solar power. Topics covered include the structure of the licensing and regulatory regimes, the legal nature and protection of exploration and production rights, ownership systems, control of operations, infrastructure and sustainability issues.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the specialised legal solutions applied in Australia and internationally for the regulation of exploration, development and production of oil and gas and for the development and production of wind and solar alternative energy; (2) describe how modern concepts of sustainability are affecting the production of oil and gas and alternative energy; (3) critically examine the legal principles underlying the Australian offshore petroleum licensing regime with reference to the principles adopted in selected other jurisdictions and concepts of sustainability; (4) analyse the differences between the legal principles applicable to the regulation of oil and gas and those applicable to wind and solar energy; and (5) create clear, concise and persuasive legal arguments using correct and plain English, both verbally and in writing.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study analysis (x 2) and (2) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor John Chandler
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 5-7 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Texts

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