Is Environmental Law a Barrier to Emerging Alternative Energy Sources

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Amy J. Wildermuth

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

My aim in this article is to explore the environmental law-energy divide from the environmental law perspective. In doing so, I will examine the impact of environmental law on energy use and energy sources today, focusing particularly on the development of alternative energy. Professor Lincoln Davies has taken up the same task---exploring the environmental law-energy divide-but from the perspective of energy law. Our collective goal is to inspire a discussion about how energy law and environmental law interact and what that means for energy development and use. We also hope to provide some ideas, based on lessons from alternative energy development, about how these areas might blend in the future.

Keywords: Environmental Law, alternative energy, OPA, administrative law

JEL Classification: K23, K32

Suggested Citation

Wildermuth, Amy J., Is Environmental Law a Barrier to Emerging Alternative Energy Sources (2010). Idaho Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 509, 2010, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3707047

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