A critical overview of European Union energy law and policy, this book takes a law-in-context approach as it examines the development of EU energy law from the 1950s to the present day. It discusses the development of EU energy law; the application of general EU law into energy; the regulation of EU energy markets; international aspects of EU energy law; and policy, sustainability, and energy regulation.
Presenting an up-to-date overview of EU energy law and policy and a critical analysis of its sub-areas, the book extends the discussion from electricity and natural gas markets to other areas of energy, including oil. This holistic approach to the subject is then placed within the broader context of the international geopolitical sphere which EU energy law and policy operates, as the author considers the impact of regional and international energy policies and markets on the EU markets and the
overall EU policy. He also draws on the wider context and takes into account non-legal factors such as the impact of unconventionals, the rise of the BRICS, and the 'Arab spring'.
The book frames EU energy law as a topic that can provoke intellectual, political, and professional discussion about the slowly moving train of economic regulation under the typical pressures and contradictions of countries and the European Union in the global economy.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 678 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 26 mm
This is an impressively broad, yet detailed study of energy law and policy of the European Union. Although primarily a legal text, Talus has succeeded in producing a book of much wider significance by providing a critical account of the European law and policy when applied to the energy sector... Talus's analysis and presentation provides the reader with an accurate depiction of EU energy law and policy, facilitating an understanding of the interaction between policy
and law and the relevance of policy standards in the process of applying the law. Talus's book provokes intellectual curiosity and is therefore a must-read for academics and professionals alike, interested in this niche subject, EU energy law and policy. * Natasha A. Georgiou, Yearbook of European Law *
The book successfully depicts a general picture of the legal dynamics of the EU's energy policies. * Andrei Belyi, Journal of World Energy Law & Business *