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.
|Title of host publication||Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Consolidation of Energy Law Across Europe|
|Editors||Peter D. Cameron, Raphael J. Heffron|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Oct 2016|
- EU law
- Internal market
- Renewable energy
Cameron, P. (2016). Introduction: The Internal Energy Market: Redefining Objectives. In P. D. Cameron, & R. J. Heffron (Eds.), Legal Aspects of EU Energy Regulation: The Consolidation of Energy Law Across Europe (2nd ed., pp. 3-31). Oxford University Press.