Energy Law And Policy

Course ID
Sam Ahamya
4 CU

If you’re an educational professional who are looking to progress into management and consultancy, or an educational planning or development role, this is the best degree for you.

Module Overview

Energy is the engine that drives global economies. Its production, conversion, and consumption affect nearly every aspect of our lives. Recognizing the increasing importance of energy and its role in global climate change, this course introduces students to the legal, regulatory, and environmental concepts relevant to the changing oil and gas, electricity and natural gas industries.

The course examines the historical and legal origins of energy regulation and ratemaking and provides an introduction to the oil and gas natural gas, and electricity industries, including basic terms and concepts, regulatory and policy trends and emerging issues.


  • To provide graduates with knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to careers in law offices, government, international organizations, NGOs and business
  • To provide graduates with a broad and clear insight into relevant legal, political and economic issues related to energy law at national, regional and international levels;
  • To provide graduates with an understanding of the dynamics of past, current and future energy law and policy-making and governance
  • To introduce graduates to the basic concepts of energy law and policy
  • To provide some basic principles of economics to support the discussion of regulation.
  • To help students gain insight into both the theory and practice of energy law
  • To illustrate the application of basic legal principles in the field of energy law

How you study

Lectures, Group discussions and Tutorials

Course Works – 60%
Written Examination – 40%
Total – 100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Critically appraise and discuss the structure of the energy sector legal and regulatory matrix

2. Recognize, discuss and justify the main legal & policy developments in the energy sector

3. Critically evaluate the effect of these developments on the energy sector in terms of security for energy supply

4. Apply key legal principles to a diverse range of energy problems