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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