This casebook explores the history, law, & public policy of energy regulation in the United States, with a particular emphasis on economic & environmental regulation issues. The book is designed for traditional energy law courses, as well as courses on regulated industries, electricity & natural gas deregulation, or advanced courses for students in environmental, natural resource, or oil & gas programs. Environmental aspects of energy regulation are integrated throughout the book. The basic regulatory schemes for hydroelectric power, coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, & nuclear power are explored. Several chapters are devoted to competitive restructuring of the natural gas & electric utility industries, including a chapter on the stranded cost issue. Chapter 1: Introduction to Energy Law Part I - Basic Themes Chapter 2: Energy in Nature Chapter 3: The Concept of a Public Utility Part II - Regulation of Traditional Energy Resources Chapter 4: Water Power Chapter 5: Coal Chapter 6: Oil Chapter 7: Natural Gas Regulation: Before the 1985 Revolution Part III - Economic Regulation of Natural Gas & Electricity Chapter 8: Rate Regulation Chapter 9: Competitive Markets in Natural Gas Chapter 10: Introduction to Electricity Chapter 11: Wholesale Competition in Electricity Chapter 12: Stranded Costs in Energy Utility Industries Chapter 13: Retail Competition in Electricity & the Implications of Competition for the Environment Part IV - Looking to r the Energy Future Chapter 14: Nuclear Energy Chapter 15: Energy in Transportation Chapter 16: International Oil Chapter 17: Climate Change Chapter 18: Continuing Issues in Economic Regulation.Jacqueline Weaver is the author of 'Energy, Economics and the Environment: Cases and Materials (University Casebook)' with ISBN 9781566629003 and ISBN 1566629004.