Energy Regulation and Policy

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 24/44
Credits: 4
Days Time Room Start Date End Date






0830-0950 WB104

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to energy law and regulation in the United States. It covers the basic principles of public utility regulation; the division of jurisdiction over energy production and use among federal, state, and local governments; and the federal statutes governing natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power. In particular, the course will focus on the federal frameworks for natural gas and electricity regulation and the transition of these sectors from traditional public utility regulation to wholesale competition and, in the electricity sector, restructuring and retail competition at the state level. The course will also introduce students to some of the most pressing topics in energy law today, including climate change and grid decarbonization; energy transportation; grid reliability; and issues of environmental justice and equity in the context of energy regulation.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124218643

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Environmental and Land Use Law , Public Policy and Regulation

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Saturday, April 20, 12:01 AM

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 28, 11:59 PM

Information reflected on this page was last refreshed at: Monday, February 26, 2024 - 7:03 AM *

*During open enrollment periods, live enrollment data may be found in SIS.