Dr. Tade Oyewunmi is an Assistant Professor of Law and Senior Energy Research Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School, USA. He teaches (i) energy law and policy, and (ii) oil and gas development and the environment. His research and scholarship examine the legal and regulatory approaches for developing energy resources and ensuring reliable and sustainable systems of supply. These include the siting and regulation of renewable energy projects and integration with existing networks, natural gas commercialization, and utilization, hydrogen production and utilization, etc. He also advises on law and policy issues relating to institutions, property rights, and contracts in international energy projects. He authored the textbook titled 'Regulating Gas Supply to Power Markets: Transnational Approaches to Competitiveness and Security of Supply' (Wolters Kluwer, 2018). He is also co-editing a forthcoming handbook on 'Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry' (Hart Publishing, November 2020).
Dr. Oyewunmi was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in International Energy Law and Policy at the University of Eastern Finland's (UEF) Law School, Finland. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Tulane University Law School's Center for Energy Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, USA. He commenced practicing as an Attorney (Barrister and Solicitor) in Nigeria in 2006, working in the areas of commercial dispute resolution, energy and resources law, electricity, international oil, and gas transactions, licensing, and regulatory compliance.
He is currently an Academic Advisory Board member at the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) of the Center for American and International Law. His other professional affiliations include the Nigerian Bar Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and Nigerian Association for Energy Economics.
OGEL Call for Papers: Special Issue on Law and Policy for Gas Flaring in a Low-carbon Economy