The Energy Community

Founded to bring stability and investment to the war-torn countries of South-East Europe, the Energy Community has developed into Europe’s key instrument to secure energy supplies. Recent developments in Ukraine, one of the Energy Community’s members, as well as the incipient debate to create an Energy Union, highlight the importance of this organisation and its ever-increasing future relevance. This book offers unprecedented insight into all the relevant aspects of the Energy Community, including the ongoing debate on reform.

Editor(s):
Dirk Buschle, Kim Talus
book | published | 1st edition
August 2015 | xxx + 618 pp.

Paperback
€95.-


ISBN 9781780683027

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Founded ten years ago to bring stability and investment to the war-torn countries of South-East Europe, the Energy Community has developed into Europe’s key instrument to secure energy supplies. Recent developments in Ukraine, one of the Energy Community’s members, as well as the incipient debate to create an Energy Union, highlight the importance of this organisation and its ever-increasing future relevance.

Unlike other international organisations in the energy sphere, the Energy Community is based on the rule of law – namely European energy, competition and environmental law exported to non-EU countries – as well as pan-European integration. It features a unique set of institutions and procedures. This book offers unprecedented insight into all the relevant aspects of the Energy Community, including the ongoing debate on reform.

This book is written by officials of the Energy Community and other international organisations as well as academics and practitioners from the legal and consultancy professions.


About the book

‘The diversity of topics addressed in the book make it an interesting read for professionals, academics and students coming from a wide variety of disciplines’.
Dr Alexandr Svetlicinii in [2016] I.E.L.R. 222

Chapters

Table of Contents (p. 0)

PART I. INTRODUCTION

Towards a European Energy Union (p. 1)

Energy Community: The Way Forward (p. 11)

PART II. REGULATORY ASPECTS OF THE ENERGY COMMUNITY

The Disputes Settlement System of the Energy Community: Testing its Effectiveness (p. 23)

Energy Community Law Enforcement (p. 69)

Enforcement of State Aid Rules in the Energy Community: Going Beyond Formal Compliance? (p. 89)

Competition Law Enforcement in the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives (p. 111)

Unbundling and Privatisation of the State-Owned Vertically Integrated Companies in the Energy Community (p. 139)

A New Dimension in the Legitimacy Debate: Network Codes in the Energy Community (p. 163)

The Concept of Interconnector in the Context of the Energy Community Treaty (p. 185)

The Energy Infrastructure Package and the New TEN-E Regulation: Scope and Impact on the Energy Community (p. 195)

The Access Exemptions Regime for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline: Regulatory Cooperation and the Role of the Energy Community (p. 211)

The Trans Atlantic Pipeline Project: How Exemptions Lead to Tailor-Made Regulatory Regimes (p. 229)

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline: A Use Case of the Acquis Communautaire on Energy (p. 253)

Regulatory Aspects behind a Realisation of the South Stream (p. 271)

Persistent Energy Poverty in the Western Balkans (p. 307)

PART III. SUSTAINABILITY ASPECTS OF THE ENERGY COMMUNITY

Environment in the Energy Community Contracting Parties: A Quest for the Holy Grail of Balance (p. 321)

Energy Community Treaty and the EU Emissions Trading System: Evidence of an Unrecognised Policy Conflict (p. 337)

Decarbonisation of Energy Systems: EU Reality Knocking on the Balkans’ Doors (p. 355)

Capital Cities from South East Europe towards Sustainable Energy: Network of Energy Efficient Capitals – A View by the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) (p. 371)

Improvement of Energy Efficiency Policies in South East Europe Initiated through Impact-Orientated Planning and Monitoring (p. 381)

Energy Efficiency versus New Generation Capacity: Would it be Enough to ‘Keep the Lights on’? (p. 395)

PART IV. MEMBERSHIP OF THE ENERGY COMMUNITY

Energy Community and Energy Resource Rich Countries: An Introduction to the Topic (p. 423)

Energy Community: What Does it Mean for Ukraine? (p. 433)

Accession of Serbia to the European Union: Importance of Material Requirements in the Energy Sector (p. 443)

Applying the European Union’s ‘Energy Acquis’ in Eastern Neighbouring Countries: The Cases of Ukraine and Moldova (p. 485)

PART V. THE ENERGY COMMUNITYIN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

Energy Security and Intergovernmental Organisations (p. 499)

Institutional Building in Energy Regulation: Comparison between the Cases of the Energy Community and MEDREG (p. 519)

Energy Community Treaty and Energy Charter Treaty: Working towards Efficient International Energy Markets (p. 539)

The Energy Community, the Energy Charter Treaty and the Promotion of EU Energy Security (p. 551)

Analysis of the Term ‘Transit’ in Cross-Border Energy Transport: A Comparative Study of Regulatory Frameworks in the Eurasian Context (p. 591)

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