San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law

The San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law serves as a foundation for continued dialogue and development of the rapidly emerging legal issues related to climate change and energy. The journal delves into topics such as insurance claims related to climate change, law and economics associated with cap-and-trade greenhouse gas markets, new energy policy of the carbon-constrained world, legal implications of trans-border air and water pollution, and effects of climate change on endangered species law.

The first issue of the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law was published December 2009. Beginning in 2015, San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law will transition from being a paper journal to an online journal.  If you are interested in receiving a paper version of the issue, please contact EBSCO or the William S. Hein Co.

The San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law is also announcing the Seventh Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium to be held on Friday, November 6, 2015, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium. For more information, please contact Andrew Walters at

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Articles in Volume 6
California Challenges & Vulnerabilities of the New Business Model Design for Power
Steven Ferrey
Climate Change & The Public Trust Doctrine: An Analysis of Atmospheric Trust Litigation
Kassandra Castillo
Electric Utilities and Distributed Energy Resources–Opportunities and Challenges
Jeff Winmill
Energy Consumption Data: The Key to Improved Energy Efficiency
Alexandra B. Klass & Elizabeth J. Wilson
Getting to Utility 2.0: Rebooting the Retail Electric Utility in the U.S.
James M. Van Nostrand
Promoting Clean Reliable Energy Through Smart Technologies and Policies: Lessons from Three Distributed Energy Case Studies
Samantha Ruiz, Katie R. Thomas & Kevin B. Jones
Solar Energy, Utilities, and Fairness
Troy A. Rule
“Green” Performance: The Future of Performance-Based Executive Compensation?
Ben Schwefel


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