I am co-editing a Special Issue of Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL) on “COVID-19 and the Energy Transition” with Prof. Tina Soliman Hunter, Professor of Energy and Resources Law at the Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Australia.
The Special Issue aims to examine and discuss the legal, regulatory and socioeconomic implications of COVID-19 vis-à-vis the energy transition. In particular, this OGEL special will consider the following suggested (non-exhaustive) topics and themes:
- Global energy transition implications and possible transition pathways for developed and emerging economies – for example, domestic (diversification and job creation) and external drivers (low demand for oil, stalling of fossil-based investments, among others).
- How the energy transition will play out at regional and national levels.
- Role of petroleum in future global energy supply mix post-COVID.
- Strategic options for countries concerning resource exploration and extraction policies.
- International and national oil company strategies post-COVID.
- Institutional investors and shareholder activism in driving corporate action on energy transition post-COVID.
- Renewable energy and decentralised off-grid energy initiatives.
- Global gas markets (domestic consumption and LNG exports) post-COVID.
- The power sector post-COVID.
- Policy responses and initiatives by governments to attract investment inflows into the energy sector post-COVID.
- Role of innovation and emerging disruptor technologies like the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and blockchain in catalysing the energy transition.
- Deployment of low and zero-carbon infrastructure.
Papers should be submitted by 31 March 2021.
See the call for papers via https://www.ogel.org/news.asp?key=662