Ms Penelope Crossley

BEc(SocSci) (Hons) LLB (Hons) (Sydney) GradDipLegalPrac (College of Law)
Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0388
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Website Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Biographical details

Prior to entering academia, Penelope practised as a Solicitor in London and Beijing for a Magic Circle law firm specialising in Global Energy and Infrastructure Law. She has also worked in-house for a super major energy company advising their alternative energy division on issues related to emissions trading, renewable energy, emerging consumer markets and technologies. Penelope is now researching her PhD on comparative renewable energy law studying the role of regulation in accelerating the deployment of renewable energy in Australia, China and the United Kingdom.

Research interests

  • Energy law
  • Resources law
  • Regulatory theory
  • Climate change law
  • The intersection of energy law and tort law

Teaching and supervision

  • Torts
  • Torts and Contracts II
  • Global Energy and Resources Law
  • Legal and Taxation Issues in the Extractive Industries
  • Regulation and Management of Extractive Resources
  • Mining Resources: Sustainable Management of Revenue Flows

Selected grants

2012

  • Australian Centre for Energy Storage Research (ACESeR); Maschmeyer T, Masters A, Vassallo A, Minett A, Lyster R, Crossley P, Hill D, Verbic G, Hyde R, Chester L, Frost G; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Crossley, P. (2013). Defining the Greatest Legal and Policy Obstacle to "Energy Storage". Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, 2013 (4), 268-281.
  • Crossley, P. (2013). Designing Sustainable Development? The Effectiveness of PV Solar Regulation in Australia and China. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 15(1), 1-15.
  • Crossley, P. (2013). Energy Sovereignty or Regulatory Competition? North East Asian Renewable Energy Regulation in the Post Global Financial Crisis Era. Oil, Gas and Energy Law, 11(5), 1-36.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). Private Nuisance: An ill wind for wind energy projects? Torts Law Journal, 19(2), 135-152.

Conferences

  • Crossley, P. (2013). Energy Sovereignty or Regulatory Competition? North East Asian Renewable Energy Regulation in the Post Global Financial Crisis Era. Energy Transitions: Regulation of Energy Markets at National, European and International Levels Conference, Joensuu, Finland: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2012). Defining the greatest legal obstacle to energy storage. Energy Storage Network Conference 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2012). Legal responses to emerging energy technologies. Science for a Green Economy: Australian Frontiers of Science 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). Designing sustainable development? The regulatory effectiveness of photovoltaic solar feed-in tariffs in Australia and China. 4th International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-11), Surat, Gujarat, India: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). Is the law of private nuisance a barrier to the winds of change? Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). The role of law in the development of the renewable energy sector: A comparative study of the effectiveness of the regulatory support mechanisms offered to participants in the renewable energy sector in Australia, China and the United Kingdom. C9-Go8 HDR Forum 2011: Clean Energy & Global Change for the Future, Beijing, China: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). The Role of Renewable Energy Regulation in Ensuring a Sustainable and Secure Energy Future. International Expert Group Meeting for the Korean Legislation Research Institute 2011, Seoul, Korea: Presentation.

Other

  • Crossley, P. (2012), Draft Energy White Paper - Strengthening the Foundation for Australia's Energy Future.
  • Crossley, P. (2012), Draft NSW Planning Guidelines for Wind Farms.
  • Crossley, P. (2012), Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into the Economics of Energy Generation.

2013

  • Crossley, P. (2013). Defining the Greatest Legal and Policy Obstacle to "Energy Storage". Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, 2013 (4), 268-281.
  • Crossley, P. (2013). Designing Sustainable Development? The Effectiveness of PV Solar Regulation in Australia and China. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 15(1), 1-15.
  • Crossley, P. (2013). Energy Sovereignty or Regulatory Competition? North East Asian Renewable Energy Regulation in the Post Global Financial Crisis Era. Energy Transitions: Regulation of Energy Markets at National, European and International Levels Conference, Joensuu, Finland: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2013). Energy Sovereignty or Regulatory Competition? North East Asian Renewable Energy Regulation in the Post Global Financial Crisis Era. Oil, Gas and Energy Law, 11(5), 1-36.

2012

  • Crossley, P. (2012). Defining the greatest legal obstacle to energy storage. Energy Storage Network Conference 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2012), Draft Energy White Paper - Strengthening the Foundation for Australia's Energy Future.
  • Crossley, P. (2012), Draft NSW Planning Guidelines for Wind Farms.
  • Crossley, P. (2012). Legal responses to emerging energy technologies. Science for a Green Economy: Australian Frontiers of Science 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2012), Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into the Economics of Energy Generation.

2011

  • Crossley, P. (2011). Designing sustainable development? The regulatory effectiveness of photovoltaic solar feed-in tariffs in Australia and China. 4th International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-11), Surat, Gujarat, India: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). Is the law of private nuisance a barrier to the winds of change? Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). Private Nuisance: An ill wind for wind energy projects? Torts Law Journal, 19(2), 135-152.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). The role of law in the development of the renewable energy sector: A comparative study of the effectiveness of the regulatory support mechanisms offered to participants in the renewable energy sector in Australia, China and the United Kingdom. C9-Go8 HDR Forum 2011: Clean Energy & Global Change for the Future, Beijing, China: Presentation.
  • Crossley, P. (2011). The Role of Renewable Energy Regulation in Ensuring a Sustainable and Secure Energy Future. International Expert Group Meeting for the Korean Legislation Research Institute 2011, Seoul, Korea: Presentation.

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