Competition in Energy Markets: Law and Regulation in the European Union

Hardcover | March 22, 2007

byPeter D. Cameron

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The new edition of this book gives a comprehensive update and analysis of European law as it affects competition in EU energy markets, especially oil, gas and electricity. This includes all relevant directives, regulations, Treaty provisions (including the energy chapter in the draft EUConstitution), case law and decisions of the ECJ, the CFI and the European Commission competition authorities. Appropriate consideration is also given to the new developments in EU legal relations with Norway, Switzerland and other neighbouring countries. In this edition a special chapter examinesthe growing impact of environmental rules on the energy sector, especially with respect to renewable energy, nuclear power and the EU emissions trading scheme. A new section on the competition law framework explains and describes in detail the growing impact of competition law instruments such as merger control, state aid and antitrust in this sector. The new edition also explains the greatly enhanced role of the national energy regulatory authorities andthe European Competition Network in enforcing law at the European level, as well as the various challenges that may be made to their decisions. The approach adopted in this edition is primarily analytical and practical, treating each problem that has arisen in application of the law and assessing the efficacy of the solution adopted. It examines the tensions that arise in the law as a result of conflicting policy objectives onenvironmental, internal market and security of supply concerns. The new edition draws on the insights of a high-level advisory panel of senior pracitioners, regulators and academics in the sector. The panel is made up of Professor Sir David Edward, formerly at the ECJ; Maria Rehbinder, the Head ofUnit for Energy and Water at DG Competition, European Commission; David Newbery, economics professor at Cambridge University; and Michael Brothwood, solicitor and occasional advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Europe.

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The new edition of this book gives a comprehensive update and analysis of European law as it affects competition in EU energy markets, especially oil, gas and electricity. This includes all relevant directives, regulations, Treaty provisions (including the energy chapter in the draft EUConstitution), case law and decisions of the ECJ, ...

Peter D Cameron is professor of international energy law and policy at the University of Dundee, and professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and has written widely on energy law issues for the last two decades. He has been one...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:776 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.61 inPublished:March 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199282978

ISBN - 13:9780199282975

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Table of Contents

Part I Competition and Energy Law1. The Competition Objective2. The EU Legal Order and Energy3. The EU System of Energy RegulationPart II Sector Regulation4. Introduction to Part II: Sector Regulation5. Electricity6. Gas7. Oil8. Coal9. Nuclear Energy10. Renewable EnergyPart III Competition Law11. The Application of Competition Law12. Competition in Upstream Markets13. Competition in Downstream Markets14. Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions15. State Aid16. Special and Exclusive RightsPart IV Competing Objectives17. Environmental Protection18. Energy SecurityPart V The Future of Competition Law in Energy Markets19. ConclusionsAppendices

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`...this book merits a wide readership. Notwithstanding the fast-moving nature of this field, it will remain rewarding even as the current legislative framework develops. For Community energy lawyers and regulators, it is essential reading, but for those without a direct interest in naturalgas and electricity, it is well worth the detour into unfamiliar territory.'Leo Flynn, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law