Stanford Law & Policy Review

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, Summer

Energy Nationalism, Consumer Style: How the Quest for "Energy Independence" Undermines U.S. Ethanol Policy and Energy Security
INTRODUCTION On the face of it, biofuel policy is a success story. Many countries around the world are looking to boost the biofuel share of their energy mix. Their reasons for doing so seem compelling. They include, inter alia, cutting oil consumption,...
Ethanol: Law, Economics, and Politics
INTRODUCTION Ethanol is a fuel that has been touted by politicians and technologists for a variety of reasons related to both energy security and the environment. It figures prominently in President Bush's strategy to address climate change....
Governing Confusion: How Statutes, Fiscal Policy, and Regulations Impede Clean Energy Technologies
INTRODUCTION The United States shares with many other countries the goal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change "to achieve ... stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent...
Introduction
Over the last few decades the United States and other large energy consumers have been steadily digging themselves into a twin of energy crises. Dependence on oil has grown, and with that has come dependence on oil producers. (1) Dependence on...
Power Paradox: The Algorithm of Carbon and International Development
Energy flows underlie all human activity and substantially influence both the economic and the ecological systems locally and regionally, as well as globally. (1) I. LOSING GLOBAL FOCUS AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL POLICY The world is increasingly...
The Natural Gas Industry: Lessons for the Future of the Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Industry
INTRODUCTION The United States is one of the world's leading producers of two chemically simple but crucially important gases, carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]) and natural gas (C[H.sub.4]). (1) In terms of growth, the two industries are at opposite...
U.S. Coal Reserves Key to National and Energy Security
Our nation's reliance on imported energy sources undermines our national and economic security. While we need to pursue new sources of energy, especially using technology, it is important to note that America has an abundance of coal. There are...