EU Energy Law & Policy Yearbook 2013
Edited by: Helmut Schmitt von Sydow
The 2013 edition of the EU Energy Law & Policy Yearbook adopts a new philosophy. The previous volumes were based mainly on the Conferences that Claeys & Casteels holds at the beginning of each year, providing a snapshot of the challenges and expected trends of energy law and policies. This 2013 edition additionally provides ample documentation of the "best of" articles of the European Energy Journal, of recently published books, and an overview of important law making and case law during 2013. The achievements of 2013 are considerable. The Council concluded legislative work on the Regulation for Trans European Network guidelines for energy and on the Directive for the safety of offshore oil and gas drilling. Council and Parliament also reached agreement on 59 financing programs in the context of the EU's multi-annual financial framework for 2014 to 2020 and the selection of 248 strategic interconnection projects. The European Commission published a report on the external aspects of energy policy from the perspective of a pan-European energy market, and, in December, both Council and the European Council identified the priorities for the EU's internal market, including the effective application and enforcement of European legislation. Apart from nuclear energy, a new sensitive issue dominated discussions, namely shale gas and fracking. This book provides clear insights by many distinguished academics and high-level officials from European institutions and industry on emerging developments.
Publication Date: 2/10/2014