Texas Energy Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE 5:45 - 7:35 pm TNH 3.126

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home May 4, 2017
Midterm March 8, 2017


In the first half of the semester, we will explore the statutes, regulations, case law, and public policy that underpin the development of Texas' oil & natural gas resources, especially "unconventional" shale development. We will also examine the regulated transmission and retail delivery of natural gas and electricity. Particular focus will be on the workings of the Texas Railroad Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and ERCOT. In the second half of the semester, we discuss renewable energy development, including the creation of CREZ (competitive renewable energy zones), and the steps which lead Texas to being the nation's #1 wind energy state. Additional focus will relate to EPA regulations and US Supreme Ct. cases which affect energy extraction and power generation, particularly the 'Clean Power Plan.'

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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
02/27/2017 Exam information updated
Instructor(s) updated