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Regulation in the European Electricity Sector (Hardcover) (Maciej M. Sokolowski)
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Since the very beginning of European integration, electricity has been within the legal sphere of the European Union. Much of this is found within the binding European acts making up the framework of the Energy Package and the established legal institutions have a significant impact on the shape of the energy market in Europe. Nevertheless, the European energy market still seems to be in the process of development, as demonstrated by the current lively discussion about the state of the Energy Union.
These ongoing developments make it necessary to reflect on some of the primary issues related to the public legal impact on the European energy sector, and the proposed book answers this necessity by delving into European energy law. The author offers a brief explanation of the background operation of the electricity sector, as well as of liberalisation within the area, and traces the evolution of the European Union’s approach towards the issue of public law regulation within the electricity sector. Finally, the book presents an analysis of European and national laws, considering their interpretation, and explores the future of public law regulation.
Aimed at giving the reader a deep insight into a nature of the state’s presence in the power sector, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of EU energy law and policy.