The risk of catastrophic climate change puts uncertainties associated with innovative energy and carbon sequestration technology in a new light, and the short time for effective greenhouse gas emission reduction challenges public decision-making processes. Interest in this topic has been spurred by the drive to bring new energy and green house gas emission reduction technologies to market rapidly, although some are untested at scale and others are still in the laboratory.
Issues in Legal Scholarship has a symposium entitled Balancing the Risks on this important topic. The papers are available for free on-line, although you might have to fill out a brief form if you’re not accessing via a subscribing institution. This symposium issue covers a range of issues in US and international law that are raised by technologies including carbon capture and sequestration, geo-engineering, and nuclear power.