Introduction: The Internal Energy Market: Redefining Objectives

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After introducing sweeping EU legislation to establish a single market in energy, the EU has struggled to take the necessary steps to complete this process. By examining reports and other published documentation from a wide variety of bodies such as the EU Audit Committee and the various regulatory associations, this article identifies several reasons behind this failure. The most significant of these is the conflict between the single market project and the project to transition the EU to a low carbon economy status. It concludes that genuine completion is now highly improbable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation
Subtitle of host publicationThe Consolidation of Energy Law Across Europe
EditorsPeter D. Cameron, Raphael J. Heffron
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)019874322X
ISBN (Print)9780198743224
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2016


  • EU law
  • Energy
  • Internal market
  • Renewable energy


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