Dr. Penelope Crossley
BEc (SocSci) (Hons) LLB (Hons) Sydney GradDipLegalPrac College of Law PhD (Sydney)
Brief Biographical Detail
Dr Penelope Crossley specialises in the complex legal issues associated with the energy and resources sectors. In particular, her research focuses on the fields of comparative renewable energy and energy storage law, electricity market governance, and the intersection between tort law and the energy and resources sector. Penelope is the Senior Industry Advisor to the Australian Energy Storage Alliance on regulatory and policy issues and is the Chair of the Product Listing Review Panel for the Australian Clean Energy Council. She is also a Board Director of the Australian Institute for Energy and the Energy Users Association of Australia. Her PhD on 'Reconceptualising Renewable Energy Law: A Comparative Study of the National Laws Designed to Accelerate the Deployment of Renewable Energy,' was awarded in 2015.
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.
Areas of Interest
- Energy law
- Resources law
- Regulatory theory
- Law relating to emerging energy technologies
- Climate change law
- The intersection of energy law and tort law
OGEL 1 (2019) - Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets