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Course Name Demand Side Management: Policy and Regulation
Course Code LAW 6563
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

This course looks at the policy and regulation of resource efficiency efforts, primarily through the lens of the recent electricity efficiency experience in Ontario. The course will cover the following topics: (1) The policy rationale for a focus on energy efficiency: what is energy efficiency, why does the demand side matter, a brief history of energy efficiency in Ontario; (2) The case for and against energy efficiency from an economic, technological and political perspective; (3) The role and regulation of utility involvement in energy efficiency: what role have utilities played in energy efficiency; does this role make sense from the perspective of the government, the customer and the desired outcomes; (4) The role and regulation of other market players to incent energy efficiency: what is the role of other market players in energy efficiency? What has been the experience in other jurisdictions e.g. the UK Carbon Commitments; northern European industrial agreements; and is there a role of externality pricing; (5) Other examples of resource efficiency regulation: what has been the experience in the regulation of water consumption?

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Energy and Infrastructure Law
Status Core
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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