Regulating Public Utility Performance

The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction

Author: Scott Hempling

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627222921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 471

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Organizing a century of legal principles to help the U.S. public utility industry resolve tensions created by the current legal boundaries of legal regulation and fashion new policies for the future. Its mix of case narratives and doctrine, drawn from all legal sources, is geared to lawyers and non-lawyers, veterans and novices, practitioners and decision-makers, academics and the media anyone seeking to use the law to serve the public interest. Topics covered include market structure, pricing, and jurisdictional issues."

Klimaschutz in föderalen Mehrebenensystemen

Das Recht der nachfrageorientierten Energieeffizienzförderung in der Europäischen Union und den USA

Author: Benedikt Walker

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845283858

Category: Law

Page: 354

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Die Steigerung der Energieeffizienz ist ein zentraler Baustein für die Schaffung eines nachhaltigen Energiesystems. In den föderalen Mehrebenensystemen Europäische Union und USA hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten ein komplexer energieeffizienzrechtlicher Normbestand mit sektorspezifischen und -übergreifenden Regelungen herausgebildet, der die notwendige Energieeffizienzwende bislang allerdings nicht herbeizuführen vermochte. Wie aber kann Klimaschutz in föderalen Mehrebenensystemen gelingen? Wie können die Regelungen zur nachfrageorientierten Energieeffizienzförderung in föderalen Mehrebenensystemen zu einem wohlgeordneten Recht entwickelt werden? Diese Arbeit bietet eine umfassende Darstellung und Bewertung des amerikanischen und kalifornischen Endenergieeffizienzrechts, stellt diesem das europäische und deutsche Endenergieeffizienzrecht gegenüber und untersucht die jeweiligen Lösungsmodelle auf ihre Vor- und Nachteile im Hinblick auf die Herausbildung eines wohlgeordneten Rechts.

The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Author: Douglas Arent,Channing Arndt,Mackay Miller,Owen Zinaman,Finn Tarp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198802242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. A successful clean energy transition requires navigation of a variety of political and economic factors; in many respects, these factors are more formidable than the technical challenge of replacing fossil fuel infrastructure with lower carbontechnologies. The factors of political economy are present in all countries - developing and developed countries alike - all with a unique set of national circumstances, including entrenched political actorsand interests, established policies and goals, regulatory and market paradigms, and other aspects. As far as a clean energy transition is concerned, these factors are not to be taken lightly. As governments around the world pursue their greenhouse gas reduction goals, it is critical that they learn from one another both in terms of successes and failures. Advancing this process of knowledge-sharing, to the benefit of all, but especially the most vulnerable of present and future generations, isthe raison d'�tre of this book.

Public Utilities, Second Edition

Old Problems, New Challenges

Author: David E. McNabb

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785365533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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A thoroughly updated introduction to the current issues and challenges facing managers and administrators in the investor and publicly owned utility industry, this engaging volume addresses management concerns in five sectors of the utility industry: electric power, natural gas, water, wastewater systems and public transit.

Preside Or Lead?

The Attributes and Actions of Effective Regulators

Author: Scott Hempling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989327701

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: N.A

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This is a book of essays that addresses a species of regulation: the regulation of our public utilities. These providers of electricity, gas, telecommunications, and water support our local, regional, national, and international economies. Our lives depend on their performance. Defining and demanding that performance is the job of regulators. Regulators set standards, compensate the efficient, and penalize the inefficient. These standards, compensation, and penalties align private behavior with the public interest. In my 30 years' close-up experience working with regulators, I have been consistently impressed by the power of personal attributes. The public battles feature the parties, their hired experts, and their attorneys. But when the record closes and deliberations begin, the focus shifts to the commissioners. Case outcomes are determined not only by facts, law, and policy, but also by commissioners' attributes--attributes like purposefulness, decisiveness, independence, creativity, ethics, and courage. These attributes, or their absence, influence the actions of regulators--such as whether they "balance" and "preside" or whether they set standards and lead. And even the most purposeful, educated, decisive, and independent regulators--those who make the tough calls and take the right actions--face obstacles: the forces of self-interest and provincialism that can undermine the high purpose of regulation.

The Transition to competition

telecommunications policy for the 1980s

Author: Walter G. Bolter,Washington Program--Annenberg Schools of Communication

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

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Public Utilities Fortnightly

Author: Henry Clifford Spurr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

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Includes, as a separate section, reprints from Public utilities reports, annotated 1928-33, and from Public utilities reports (new series) 1934-

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)