Houston Journal of International Law

This journal publishes articles in international and comparative law, including international business, finance, torts, crime and human rights.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring

Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009: A "Fit"-Ing Policy for North America?
I. INTRODUCTION II. ONTARIO'S PLAN FOR CESSATION OF COAL-FIRED GENERATION A. Ontario Regulation 496/07. B. Implications of Ontario's Coal Phase-Out III. FEED-IN TARIFFS A. Feed-In Tariff Definition B. Feed-in Tariff Policy ...
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Pac Rim Cayman V. Republic of El Salvador: Confronting Free Trade's Chilling Effect on Environmental Progress in Latin America
Because of the disparity of environmental regulation between the United States and its southern neighbors, multinational corporations have long viewed the resource-rich countries of Central America as attractive locations for factories and extractive...
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Rebalancing Oil Contracts in Venezuela
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE REGULATORY HYDROCARBON REGIME IN VENEZUELA AND ITS CURRENT MAJOR ISSUES A. The Establishment of a Legal Framework Based on State Control 1. The Takeover of Upstream Operations and ...
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Take-or-Pay Crisis V2.0: What Wind Power Generators and Providers Failed to Learn from Gas Pipelines' 1980 Dilemma
I. INTRODUCTION II. WHY TAKE-OR-PAY MAKES SENSE A. Government Subsidies B. High Cost of Natural Gas C. Carbon Tax III. TAKE-OR-PAY MAKES SENSE, AT LEAST FOR NOW IV. THE GATHERING STORM A. Additional Transmission Capacity ...
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The Global Shale Gas Initiative: Will the United States Be the Role Model for the Development of Shale Gas around the World?
I. INTRODUCTION II. OVERVIEW OF UNCONVENTIONAL GAS DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY A. Types of Natural Gas Reservoirs B. Hydraulic Fracturing and Horizontal Drilling C. Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids III. SHALE GAS: THE GLOBAL ENERGY...
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The Inadequacies of the 1997 Convention on International Water Courses and 2008 Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers
I. INTRODUCTION II. BASIC HYDROGEOLOGY A. Groundwater B. Hydrologic Cycle C. Aquifers D. Types of Aquifers III. PRECURSORS TO THE 1997 CONVENTION A. The 1997 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses...
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The Silver Lining to a Cloudy Situation: How Mexico's Bumbling Modernization of Pemex Is Spurring Development of Renewable Energy
In December 2010, Mexico's Grupo Bimbo announced plans for a $200 million wind farm intended to power the company's sixty-five Mexican plants and offices. (1) Bimbo is one of the world's largest breadmakers, and with an eventual capacity of 90 megawatts...
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Unitized We Stand, Divided We Fall: A Mexican Response to Karla Urdaneta's Analysis of Transboundary Petroleum Reservoirs in the Deep Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
I. INTRODUCTION II. TRANSBOUNDARY RESERVOIRS CAN BE ADEQUATELY ADDRESSED WITHOUT OVERARCHING MEXICAN ENERGY REFORM III. TRANSBOUNDARY RESERVOIRS CAN BE ADEQUATELY ADDRESSED THROUGH OVERARCHING ENERGY REFORM, BUT A CONSTITUTIONAL...
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