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 7
A "Switching Costs" Approach: EPA's Clean Power Plan as a Model for Allocating the Burden of Carbon Reductions Among Nations
Michael Barsa & David Dana
Carbon Pricing Initiatives in Western North America: Blueprint for Global Climate Change Policy
Nancy Shurtz
Clever Titles and Insurance Don't Mix: How Dodging Liability Will Allow Insurance Companies to Become a Major Player in Climate Change Law and Policy Reform
Samantha Daily
Subnational Discretion Mediating New Climate Regulatory Challenges
Steven Ferrey
The Dirty Effects of Clean Energy Technology: Supportive Regulations to Promote Recycling of Lithium Ion Vehicle Batteries
Liz Harland


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