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LS501F: ENERGY, INNOVATION AND LAW (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Students will explore the law and regulation which is relevant to innovation across the energy sector (taken in its widest sense). We will consider intellectual property, UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol, government initiatives, competition, human rights, and oil and gas licensing. We will focus on the impact of these fields on business, reward, sharing, sustainable growth, energy security, and the relationship between private rights, raw materials and the wider public interest.  Sessions will be interactive and you need not have studied any of these fields before – although we will move quickly. Assessment is by essay, exam and group presentation.     

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Abbe Brown
  • Ms Sarah Duncan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will explore (1) the international legal framework relevant to innovation, with particular reference to intellectual property, and introduce intellectual property rights which are relevant to energy (2) steps taken and encouraged, by policymakers and industry, in oil and gas, low carbon and renewable energy businesses to encourage innovation, and its adoption and dissemination (3) the relationship between frameworks involving innovation and those seeking to protect the environment, in particular the Kyoto Protocol and ongoing activities at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (4) the relationship between intellectual property and the UK and other oil and gas licensing regimes (5) the relationship between private rights, raw materials and wider public interest and public goods across innovation and energy (6) other legal fields which could and do form part of this matrix, in particular competition and human rights, and the existing and possible impact for oil and gas, low carbon and renewable energy (7) the existing and possible links between oil and gas, low carbon and renewable energy practices regarding controlling and sharing of technology and profit, including licensing practices, commons and pools (8) the place of intellectual property in securing investment and building a business.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week7
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 17

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Summative Assessments

Essay

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Exam

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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Formative Assessment

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