Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Book — xviii, 280 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Central Asian energy security
Regional energy market reform
Corporate restructuring reform
Reform of the energy market architecture
Market reform, consumer protection and energy efficiency
Non-payment and theft
Guaranteeing energy security is one of the most complex challenges of energy law and policy. Energy insecurity threatens economic development, social peace and stability. This book focuses on energy security in the strategically important region of Central Asia. The region holds huge energy reserves, but its energy systems are highly inefficient and unreliable, and thus require urgent reform. However, endemic corruption, discrimination and the strong centralization of power have so far blocked initiatives to reorganize energy supply. The case of Central Asia is uniquely relevant for understanding the informal constraints on energy law and policy. In addition, Central Asian energy insecurity illustrates the impact of geopolitics on the regulation of energy markets. The region is strategically located in Russia's sphere of influence and along China's New Silk Road. Its energy situation highlights the complex interactions amongst energy law, geopolitics and institutions. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book analyzes the regulatory framework that Russia has developed to attract private capital and technology in the modernization of the electricity infrastructure. Comparing Russian and EU electricity law, the book identifies regulatory risks and examines investors protection under Russian and international investment law.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)