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U.S. Energy Law: An Introduction

A basic guide to U.S. energy law research.

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Keywords
Terms for searching library catalogs, databases, and websites on U.S. energy law topics include:

  • "alternative energy" / "renewable energy" / "renewable portfolio standards"
  • "carbon tax" / "carbon finance"
  • "clean power" / "clean coal"
  • "climate change" / "global warming"
  • "distributed energy"
  • "electric grid" / "smart grid"
  • "electric utilities" / "public utilities"
  • "electric vehicles" / EVs / "zero emission vehicles" / ZEVs /  "charging stations"
  • "energy efficiency" / "energy conservation"
  • "energy futures"
  • "energy security" / "grid resilience"
  • "feed-in tariffs"
  • "fossil fuels" / coal / "coal ash"
  • "hydraulic fracturing" / fracking
  • hydropower / hydrokinetic
  • "liquefied natural gas" / "natural gas" / "shale gas"
  • "nuclear energy" / "atomic energy"
  • "offshore drilling"
  •  oil / gas pipelines / "oil spill"
  • petroleum / oil / gasoline / "petroleum reserve"
  • "regional greenhouse gas initiative" / RGGI
  • "renewable fuel standard" / RFS
  • solar / wind / biomass / geothermal / hydropower / biomass / bioenergy
  • wind / solar farms

Browse by Call Number

A "call number" is a combination of characters assigned to a library book to indicate its place on a shelf within a specific area of law.

Selected print energy law materials are located on Stack Level 3 (SL3):

  • KF2077 - KF2103 (public utilities)
  • KF2120 - KF2125 (energy law & policy; energy industries; FERC)
  • KF2130 (natural gas)
  • KF2138 (nuclear energy)
  • KF2140 (renewable energy)

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