EU Energy Law

Hardcover | December 22, 2012

byAngus Johnston, Guy Block

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This work is the only current, single volume coverage of the the latest EU energy legislation and its application on the context of the rules of the EU Treaties. Providing a comprehensive account of EU energy law following the adoption of the third energy package in 2009 this book focuses on internal market issues and the applicable rules and developments in energy law. It covers key issues such as environmental and contractual matters, and the roles andresponsibilities of regulatory authorities, including the new Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).As well as the Third Package Directives in the Electricity and Gas Internal market, the work covers a wealth of other recent legislative material, including the accompanying Regulations on cross-border trade in gas and electricity, the ACER Regulation, the Regulation on Energy Market Integrity andTransparency, the Second Renewables Directive, the Gas Security of Supply Regulation, the Carbon Capture and Storage Directive, as well as proposals for the new Energy Efficiency Directive.Relevant case law from the free movement and competition fields is integrated into the substantive analysis of particular topics including detailed analysis of PreussenElektra, cases on security of supply, and various competition law decisions and cases concerning, for example, essential facilitiesand long-term contracts (involving capacity reservation and destination clauses etc).In addition to discussing energy contracts generally, the work also analyses regulatory problems relating to energy contracts which are not covered by other books in the field. Pre-existing long-term contracts raise problems relating to investment law (under the Energy Charter Treaty, bilateralinvestment treaties, etc) and fundamental rights law (property rights protection). New long-term contracts raise both regulatory and competition law questions which are also discussed.Coverage also includes the evolution of the EU's energy legislation; the liberalization of energy markets after the third package; security of supply; energy sources; and energy efficiency.It derives from a section in the looseleaf Law of the EU (Vaughan and Robertson, eds), and is made available here in a revised and expanded form for the benefit of those who do not subscribe to the looseleaf.

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This work is the only current, single volume coverage of the the latest EU energy legislation and its application on the context of the rules of the EU Treaties. Providing a comprehensive account of EU energy law following the adoption of the third energy package in 2009 this book focuses on internal market issues and the applicable ru...

Angus Johnston is a CUF Lecturer and a Fellow in Law at University College, Oxford. Between 1997-8, he was a Lecturer at the Institute for Anglo-American Law at the University of Leiden. He was a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge from 1999 and University Lecturer from 2004 and then Senior Lecturer at Camb...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199665249

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Part 1: Background1. Introduction and the General Context of the EU and its Treaties2. The Evolution of the EU's Energy Legislation: An OutlinePart II: State of EU Law on the Liberalisation of Energy Markets after the Third Package3. Unbundling4. Third Party Access5. Regulatory Authorities and European Cooperation6. Trans-European Energy Networks7. Consumer Protection and Public Service Obligations8. Liberalization and Energy ContractsPart III: 'Energy Security' and Security of Supply9. Introduction to Energy Security and Security of Supply10. EU Legislation on Security of Supply11. Cross-European InitiativesPart IV: Energy Sources12. Renewables13. Coal14. Nuclear15. OilPart V: Energy Efficiency in the European Union16. Introduction to Energy Efficiency in the European Union17. EU Legislation, Policy Instruments, and Proposals