Reforming Energy Law at a National Level

Raphael J Heffron

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This short chapter provides a brief introduction to the key steps of how to reform energy law. Initially, there is a need to understand energy law and its origin and its relationship with other disciplines through the energy life-cycle. Then the article details the drivers of energy law, four recent positive developments, and finally the seven principles of energy law. Finally, there is a discussion on legal certainty and how it is developed through the application of the energy law principles and the recent new initiatives. As legal certainty will provide the platform for long-term change in energy sector through ensuring there is investment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Energy and Mining Law (ICEML 2018)
EditorsJohn Southalan, Raphael Heffron, Rachmad Safa’at, Nyoman Nurjaya, Indah Dwi Qurbani
PublisherAtlantis Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789462525764
ISBN (Print)9789462525757
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Energy and Mining Law (ICEML 2018) - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Economics, Business and Management Research
PublisherAtlantis Press
ISSN (Electronic)2352-5428


Conference2018 International Conference on Energy and Mining Law (ICEML 2018)


  • energy law
  • energy life-cycle
  • evolution of energy law
  • drivers of energy law;
  • principles of energy law


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