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Contemporary United States Energy Regulation

John Gulliver and Donald N. Zillman

in Regulating Energy and Natural Resources

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199299874
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191714931 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299874.003.0006
 Contemporary United States Energy Regulation

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This chapter discusses energy regulation in the United States. Topics covered include the origins of United States regulation, challenges to regulation, energy regulation under the Bush Administration, and electricity and natural gas regulation. It presents four general observations about the great, bubbling world of contemporary United States energy regulation: (i) some portions of the energy sector reflect a growth of power in the federal government; (ii) contemporary energy regulation pays considerable attention to procedures that reflect collaboration rather than confrontation and encourage all stakeholders to have an early say in major energy decisions; (iii) a strong preference for competitive markets backs many aspects of policy and regulation; and (iv) given the need for market monitoring and market intervention by an informed, empowered, and neutral player, regulation will not disappear.

Keywords: United States; policy; electricity regulation; natural gas regulation

Chapter.  12391 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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