European Energy Law Report IX

Edited by: Olivia Woolley, Martha M. Roggenkamp

The European Energy Law Report IX presents an overview of the most important legal developments in the field of EU and national energy and climate change law, as discussed at the 24th European Energy Law Seminar in 2011. The first section of the book presents an analysis of EU case law on the second energy package, as well as a judicial interpretation of the legal limits on government intervention in energy pricing in liberalized markets. The second section focuses on transparency and design challenges in the energy and carbon markets. It examines the new EU Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) and the impact it has on the upstream gas market. It then discusses the options for including end-users in carbon emissions trading schemes. The third part concentrates on energy infrastructure development in the EU. First, it discusses obstacles to infrastructure development and the European Commission's proposal to overcome them. Then, it considers potential legal difficulties and solutions with the construction of offshore electricity grids. The final part deals with energy security. One chapter reviews the global expansion of unconventional gas exploitation, and identifies the challenges for further growth of this sector. The book ends with an examination of the proposal by Russia for a new energy convention on supply security and how it relates to the Energy Charter Treaty. (Series: Energy & Law - Vol. 13)

280 pages

Publication Date: 9/30/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680798