EU Energy Law and Policy

  • Filename: eu-energy-law-and-policy.
  • ISBN: 9780199686391
  • Release Date: 2013-09-05
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Kim Talus
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Presenting an up-to-date overview of EU energy law and policy and a critical analysis of its sub-areas, the book extends the discussion from electricity and natural gas markets to other areas of energy, including oil. This holistic approach to the subject is then placed within the broader context of the international geopolitical sphere which EU energy law and policy operates, as the author considers the impact of regional and international energy policies andmarkets on the EU markets and the overall EU policy. He also draws on the wider context and takes into account non-legal factors such as the impact of unconventionals, the rise of the BRICS, and the'Arab spring'.

European Union Energy Law

  • Filename: european-union-energy-law.
  • ISBN: 9077644113
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 1154
  • Author: Emmanuel Cabau
  • Publisher: Claeys & Casteels Pub



This third edition examines the EU's Third Internal Market package, which marks a watershed in the EU's efforts to introduce effective liberalization of its electricity and gas markets. It comprises five separate legal acts that introduce new rules on: more effective unbundling, requiring real and effective separation of the transmission company from generation/supply and the introduction of the choice between ownership unbundling, ITS, ISO, and ISO+ ** new additional powers for national energy regulators ** a new European Agency, ACER, that brings together national energy regulators ** new transmission bodies, ENTSOE, and ENTSOG, that will be able to take more concentrated and effective action to develop common rules that will result in better market integration ** a new streamlined decision-making process, in which the new Agency and TSO bodies play a leading role, in developing common codes and rules ** new rules on network planning and on customer protection

EU Energy Law

  • Filename: eu-energy-law.
  • ISBN: 9077644172
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 1116
  • Author: Christopher Jones
  • Publisher: Claeys & Casteels Pub



This third edition incorporates the conclusions and consequences of the Sectoral Energy Competition Enquiry. The new edition contains an entirely reworked section on anti-competitive agreements and practices, written by Lars Kjolbye, who led of the unit in charge of anti-trust in the energy sector of the European Commission. The book further examines in detail the developments in individual case concerning long-term capacity reservation and sales/purchase agreements. It also considers recent developments on cases concerning collusion on price and quantity restrictions. The book looks thoroughly at the consequences of the sectoral enquiry on abuse of a dominant position, particularly regarding discrimination in network access. The section on merger control is revised to take account of developments in the methodology in defining markets and defining dominance/significant impediment of competition from the sectoral enquiry. Furthermore, it updates the state aid section to take account of new decisions on renewable support schemes and security of supply. Contents include: the definition of the relevant market in the energy sectors * cartels * joint sales and production agreements * capacity reservation agreements * long term purchase agreements * territorial restrictions and destination clauses * the abuse of a dominant position * mergers and acquisitions in the energy sector * state aid * state guarantees * renewable support schemes * stranded costs * public service obligations.

EU Energy Law

  • Filename: eu-energy-law.
  • ISBN: 9781443843485
  • Release Date: 2012-11-30
  • Number of pages: 185
  • Author: Robert Zajdler
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing



The aim of this book is to present the most relevant legal constraints resulting from the implementation of the Third Energy Liberalisation Package. The research investigates legal shortfalls of new EU legislation from the day-to-day business perspective. By comparing and contrasting former and present EU rules and their implementation, it shows how the general aim of spurring on the liberalisation of the EU energy market is achievable. The book suggests de lege ferenda stipulations which may be included in the next energy market liberalisation legislation.

Introduction to EU Energy Law

  • Filename: introduction-to-eu-energy-law.
  • ISBN: 9780198791812
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Kim Talus
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Offering an introduction to students on the most essential elements of EU energy law and policy, this volume will be the go-to text for those seeking knowledge of EU energy regulation and its objectives, as well as an overview of energy law. Specific topics will cover the content of sector-specific energy regulation, the application and impact of general EU law on energy markets, third party access, unbundling, investment in cross-border networks, energy trading and market supervision, the application of general EU competition law on energy markets, the impact of free movement provisions, and the application of state aid rules. A structured, step by step guide through the fundamental areas of EU energy law.

Codex EU Energy Law

  • Filename: codex-eu-energy-law.
  • ISBN: 9783869651842
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 758
  • Author: Kurt Deketelaere
  • Publisher: Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft



This Codex EU Energy Law brings together the most important, presently applicable, legislation on energy, as adopted by the EU. The legislation has been booming in recent years, after decades of very limited European activity in the field, with the exception of coal and nuclear. Several drivers explain this increase: the liberalisation of the European gas and electricity markets, the awareness to improve the security of energy supply, the necessity to be more energy-efficient, and the protection of the environment. All this has been translated in several, recent (i.e. 2009/ 2010) legislative energy packages: the liberalisation package, the climate and energy package, and the energy efficiency package. As a consequence, a serious amount of new regulations, directives and decisions on gas, electricity, renewables, biofuels, regulators, appliances, buildings, etc. must be implemented and/or applied by the Member States. Practitioners and academics will find this codex to be a good working tool.

Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the Eu and the Us

  • Filename: delivering-energy-law-and-policy-in-the-eu-and-the-us.
  • ISBN: 0748696784
  • Release Date: 2016-07-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Raphael And Heffron
  • Publisher:



Leading experts addresses the effectiveness of policy delivery in energy and the environment International experts from a range of disciplines, including the sciences, law, politics, economics and engineering, examine how best to achieve energy policy objectives. From evaluating policy delivery on wind farms in Texas in the US to developing nuclear power in the Middle East, this book presents fresh thinking on key concepts and ideas on energy law and policy delivery in a concise and readable format.

European Energy Law and Policy

  • Filename: european-energy-law-and-policy.
  • ISBN: 9781786430342
  • Release Date: 2016-09-30
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Heiko Krüger
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



EU energy law and policy have become more and more complex in recent years. Today these areas feature a multitude of layers concerning not only regulation of the power industry, but also security of energy supply, climate change, consumer needs and technical innovation. This textbook serves as an introduction to this distinctive field. For readers without much experience with the EU, the author provides a separate chapter which outlines the institutional structure and functioning of the European Union in the field of energy policy. Tables of key court decisions and key legislation, review questions and further reading lists ultimately help to give readers a lasting impression of one of the most vibrant fields of EU law and policy.

European Energy Law Report I

  • Filename: european-energy-law-report-i.
  • ISBN: 9789050953702
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 380
  • Author: Martha M. Roggenkamp
  • Publisher: Intersentia nv



The European Energy Law Report I provides an overview of the most important legal developments in the field of EC and national energy law, as discussed at the European Energy Law Seminar in 2003. Whilst the book covers four different areas of legal developments, the general theme of the book is the security of supply. The first section concentrates on issues of competition law. It examines, inter alia, the way in which Norway â?? as a major gas exporting country â?? has implemented the EC Gas Directive and has thus introduced competition in the upstream petroleum sector. Subsequently, this section describes the EC Commission's approach to recent mergers in the energy sector. Finally, the issue of State aid for the development of offshore wind parks is discussed. The next section of the book deals with the development of offshore wind parks in the North Sea area. The governments of Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK are currently in the process of developing wind parks in the EEZ. The need to establish and exploit such wind parks has prompted the emergence of new legal regimes. It has become clear, however, that these North Sea states have chosen different legal solutions for similar problems. The third section concentrates on the â??security of supplyâ?? in the stricter sense. Blackouts and brownouts during the past years have fuelled the discussion about the security and reliability of supply. One of the main issues is whether the energy liberalisation process might endanger supply security. The legal measures for guaranteeing long-term energy supply are illustrated by chapters on developments in Spain, Norway and New Zealand. The consequences of short-term interruptions following the bankruptcy of a supplier are discussed in terms of the situation in Belgium and the Netherlands. The final section deals with underground storage. In a liberalised market the need for underground storage of gas has increased in order to provide suppliers with sufficient flexibility. In addition, underground gas storage is an important tool to secure gas supply during extremely cold winters. More recently underground storage of CO 2 has been examined with a view to reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses and as a means of furthering the production of petroleum from almost depleted oil and gas fields. With contributions from C. Bankes, B. Barton, J. Bengtsson, M. van Beuge, A. Brautaset, J. Evans, L. Franceschini, I. del Guayo, U. Hammer, L. Hancher, C-W. Hustad, H. Knops, M. Koenings, G. Kühne, M. Roggenkamp, B. Schutyser and T. Vermeir.

Competition in Energy Markets

  • Filename: competition-in-energy-markets.
  • ISBN: 0198257708
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 478
  • Author: Peter D. Cameron
  • Publisher:



Recent years have seen a major growth in the European law concerning the operation of the energy industry, especially with respect to electricity and gas. Several directives have been adopted that are aimed at the promotion of competition in this key sector of the European economy. At thesame time, the jurisprudence of the European Court had developed further on matters such as access to networks, import and export monopolies and security of supply.In this book the authors examine the principal legislation, Treaty provisions and decisions of the Court of Justice and Court of First Instance of the EU as they related to the promotion of competition in European energy markets. In particular, two chapters are devoted to a detailed analysis of theprovisions of the two directives that set out common rules for the creation of an internal market in the electricity and gas sectors. In each case, the analysis is set in the context of the various programmes of energy market liberalization and privatization in the Member States, which aresummarized in this book. However, the authors also take the wider pan-European context into account, explaining the requirements and the implications of the European Economic Area Agreement, the Energy Charter Treaty and the Europe Agreements with countries of Central and Eastern Europe.The approach adopted by the authors is both analytical and historical. They locate the legislation in the context of the EU Internal Market programme that began in the late 1980s and explain the roles played by the various parties (energy industries, consumers and EU institutions) in shaping thefinal legislation. Importantly, they explain how the framework character of the energy directives has led to further important rule-making in the implementation of the directives across the EU. They conclude that a co-ordinated response between the European Commission and the national regulatorswill be essential to resolve problems arising in the transition to a competitive energy market in the EU.

Capacity Mechanisms in EU Energy Markets

  • Filename: capacity-mechanisms-in-eu-energy-markets.
  • ISBN: 9780198749257
  • Release Date: 2015-09-24
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Leigh Hancher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Ensuring an adequate, long-term energy supply is a paramount concern in Europe. EU member states now intervene by encouraging investment in generation capacity, offering an additional revenue stream for conventional power plants in addition to the existing, heavily subsidised investments inrenewable energy sources. These capacity remuneration mechanisms (or simply capacity mechanisms) have become a hot topic in the wider European regulatory debate. European electricity markets are increasingly interconnected, so the introduction of a capacity mechanism in one country not only distorts its national market butmay have unforeseeable consequences for neighbouring electricity markets. If these mechanisms are adopted by several member states with no supra-national coordination and no consideration for their cross-border impact, they may cause serious market distortions and put the future of the Europeaninternal electricity market at risk. This book provides readers with an in-depth analysis of capacity mechanisms, written by an expert team of policy-makers, economists, and legal professionals. It will be a first point of reference for regulators and policy-makers responsible for designing optimal capacity mechanisms in Europe, andwill be an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners in the fields of energy, regulation, and competition.

Research Handbook on International Energy Law

  • Filename: research-handbook-on-international-energy-law.
  • ISBN: 9781781002209
  • Release Date: 2014-04-25
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Author: Kim Talus
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



International energy law is an elusive but important concept. There is no body of law called Šinternational energy law�, nor is there any universally accepted definition for it, yet many specialised areas of international law have a direct relationship

Investing in EU Energy Security

  • Filename: investing-in-eu-energy-security.
  • ISBN: 9789041131188
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Henrik Bjørnebye
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International



La 4e de couverture indique : "Since the introduction a quarter-century ago of market-based investments in the production of electricity and other critical services, our awareness of the underlying issues affecting the supply and consumption of energy has changed radically. No longer can Europe (or any region) rely on over-capacity of electricity generation and inexpensive primary energy fuels, or disregard the signs of potentially catastrophic climate change. The author of this timely and sharply focused book shows that, in the light of our current knowledge, ensuring new investments - and the right investments - in electricity generation constitutes an urgent energy policy challenge facing the EU over the coming decades. He accordingly makes the case for a serious reconsideration of the market facilitation and market intervention rules under electricity market legislation in the EU. In the first detailed legal analysis of the EU's internal electricity market framework for investments in electricity generation facilities from the perspective of security of supply, this book cover such legal issues as the following in precise detail : applicability of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) ; security of supply as a ground for exemption on the basis of public security ; justifications of public intervention ; the applicability of EU State aid provisions to investments in energy security ; requirements imposed by EU law on Member States for ensuring cost-efficient investments in European supply security ; facilitation of renewable energy sources and cogeneration in the environmental interest ; the Court of Justice's approach to Member State interventions ; the Court's decisions on restrictions on free movement in the environmental interest ; Member States' right to launch tendering procedures for new generation capacity ; Member States' right to impose public service obligations in the general economic interest on certain undertakings ; and relationship between the provisions of the TFEU and those of the Euratom Treaty in relation to investments in nuclear power generation. Throughout the study, in addition to his analysis of the decisions of the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance, the author takes into account legal literature and Union reports, preparatory works, and working papers. The book demonstrates convincingly that today's energy supply challenges must be based on a broader balancing of security, competitiveness and sustainability interests. It suggests that the internal electricity market provisions of the Electricity Directive and the Security of Electricity Supply Directive would benefit from focusing more intensely on requiring investments in technologies and primary energy sources that will help mitigate climate change and reduce European energy import dependency, and less on the need for ensuring cost-efficient investments through market-based means. Through its detailed analysis of EU law in an area of great significance to both market participants and the public sector,Investing in EU Energy Security will be welcomed by legal advisors, whether working for the EU electricity industry or public agencies responsible for implementation of internal electricity market measures, as well as by academics in this hugely important field of current research."

EU Energy Law

  • Filename: eu-energy-law.
  • ISBN: 9491673041
  • Release Date: 2014-02-16
  • Number of pages: 574
  • Author: Inge Bernaerts
  • Publisher:



Infrastructures are the backbone of any economy, and energy is vital to a society's way of life. Electricity transmission, gas and oil pipelines, smart grids, storage of energy, and, later on, CO2 transport are essential elements of present and future energy systems. The energy and climate policies conducted by the European Union since 2007 have led to: the third energy package governing the internal electricity and gas markets; the directive setting the target of 20% of renewable sources of energy by 2020; the energy efficiency directive; and, most recently, the regulation establishing the guidelines on trans-European energy infrastructures and the new financing program called "Connecting Europe Facility." In five years' time, national energy policies have been drastically reshaped by the EU directives and regulations, now based on Article 194 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. This book helps to fully understand the importance of these regulatory changes and the resulting "Europeanization" of energy policy. (Series: EU Energy Law) [Subject: EU Law, Energy Law]

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