Energy and Natural Resources Law

Clement-Davies, Christopher, 'The 2000 UK Sustainable Infrastructure Summit: Grounds for Hope' (2020) 5 International Energy Law Review 65-67
Abstract: Reflects on the 2020 UK Sustainable Infrastructure Summit, held digitally in July 2020. Reviews the main themes addressed, including the optimism over the green agenda, the Government's infrastructure prioritisation, the clear planning and co-operation needed to achieve the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, the opportunities the coronavirus pandemic offers for switching from fossil fuels, and the sustainability of the 'mega-rail' projects.

Marreiros Moreira, Tiago and Vanusa Gomes, 'Parallel Battles' [2020] (Summer) International Financial Law Review 73-75
Abstract: Reports on how Angola is addressing the challenges of reduced oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. Considers the privatisation initiative to encourage foreign investment.

Marreiros Moreira, Tiago and Daniel Guilherme, 'Natural Wealth' [2020] (Summer) International Financial Law Review 73-75
Abstract: Reports on Mozambique's response to the coronavirus emergency and its economic policy aimed at encouraging foreign investment in natural gas production.

Smith, Don C, 'COVID-19 and the Energy and Natural Resources Sectors: Little Room for Error' (2020) 38(2) Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 125-129
Abstract: As this issue of the journal goes to press, the COVID-19 virus continues its relentless march around the world. He notes, however, that uninterruptable power supplies, which are 'key to sustaining necessary utility infrastructure', are 'only as reliable as their access to fuel'. There are a number of key issues/concerns regarding utilities' operations during these uncertain times: Should water and electricity utilities shut off connections for nonpayment? However, during a pandemic, mutual assistance either may not be available or may be severely limited'. That said, the fact is that in these circumstances many utility workers must be in the field repairing the lines that distribute electricity. Electricity demand is being affected by the virus.

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