Friday, November 18, 2011

"The Renewable Energy Reader," Authored by Denver Law Professor K.K. DuVivier, Hits the Bookshelves; Is "First of Its" Kind Publication

Denver Law Professor K.K. DuVivier has authored the first renewable energy law textbook to be published in the United States.

The Renewable Energy Reader, which was published on November 7, is a concise, reader-friendly sourcebook for U.S. renewable energy law. Each chapter provides historical background as well as illustrations and technology charts to give readers context for better understanding renewable energy sources and related legal issues.

Each chapter also includes closely-edited excerpts from some of the most prominent primary and secondary legal sources—articles, cases, statutes, and regulations—highlighting current and potential legal challenges to the advancement of renewable resources. This book provides an accessible reference for lawyers, law students, policy-makers, and the general public, providing an overview of the significant legal implications of renewable energy development.

Before entering law school, Professor DuVivier, who teaches Renewable Energy Law as well as Energy Law, worked as a field geologist for a French uranium exploration company. According to Professor DuVivier:
"My technical background equipped me well for understanding and distilling the basic information that lawyers need to have to understand the different renewable energy power sources. Also, the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program at the Sturm College of Law has outstanding connections with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and local law firms that specialize in
renewable energy law. Through these contacts, some of whom teach at Denver Law, I was able to further enrich the book with charts, illustrations, and specific litigation and transactional information in the renewable energy context."
Don Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at Denver Law, said, "Professor DuVivier has researched, carefully analyzed the underlying issues, and written a sourcebook that is destined to become one of the fundamental works in this area of law. Her approach is careful and her observations insightful. This is a must read for those interested in this dynamic area of the law."

A website, which can be accessed by clicking here, has been set up to support the book.

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