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EU Energy Law Volume II: EU Competition Law and Energy Markets 5th ed


ISBN13: 9789077644676
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789491673238
Published: November 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
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Competition policy continues to evolve rapidly in the energy sector, in line with the speed of change in energy markets. As markets decarbonise, new competition challenges develop, as 'traditional' hydrocarbons industries contract and renewables ones explode. Markets are changing, and competition policy with it.

The new, 5th, edition reflects these changes.

The Commission continued to enforce competition law vigorously in the energy sector. The Gazprom case was brought to an end with the acceptance of commitments aimed to address the Commission’s main concerns, including market segmentation, excessive pricing and potential competitive distortions in the development of gas infrastructure. Other cases were concluded as well, such as the Commission’s investigation into access to key natural gas infrastructure in Bulgaria, leading to fines being imposed on the incumbent gas operator. Further, the Commission launched an investigation into restrictions to the free flow of gas sold by Qatar Petroleum in Europe.

On the mergers side, the acquisition of Uniper by Fortum, two important electricity suppliers in the Nordic region was cleared unconditionally, not least because of the high level of interconnectivity between different countries in the Nordic area, indicating a step-change in market definition. RWE's acquisition of E.ON electricity generation assets was also approved. An in-depth review of E.ON's proposed acquisition of RWE’s Innogy is now ongoing. Finally, we saw a remarkable amount of activity in the field of State Aid. The Commission finalised its sector inquiry on capacity mechanisms, looking at 35 existing or planned mechanisms in 11 Member States. The final report was published at the end of 2016, together with legislative proposals on the 'Clean Energy for All' package. Renewable energy schemes continued to throw up new challenges. Specific capacity mechanisms were approved in several Member States over this period.

Transparent, balanced, market-oriented enforcement of State Aid rules will be key in pursuing the transition to a decarbonised energy model, so this important area will continue to attract attention over the coming years.

This new edition is an essential reference work for all practitioners and academics in the area. It has established itself as the leading work on competition and energy.

Subjects:
Competition Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
PART 1. INTRODUCTION:
PART 2. THE DEFINITION OF THE RELEVANT MARKET:
CHAPTER 1. Introduction
CHAPTER 2. The relevant product market – Electricity
CHAPTER 3. The relevant geographic market – Electricity
CHAPTER 4. The relevant product market – Gas
CHAPTER 5. The relevant geographic market – Gas
PART 3. AGREEMENTS, DECISIONS, CONCERTED PRACTICES AND ABUSE OF DOMINANCE – Articles 101 and 102 TFEU:
CHAPTER 1. Introduction
CHAPTER 2. Horizontal agreements
CHAPTER 3. Vertical agreements
CHAPTER 4. Article 102 TFEU – Abuse of a dominant position
CHAPTER 5. Procedure
PART 4. MERGER CONTROL:
CHAPTER 1. Introduction
CHAPTER 2. Jurisdiction: When does a merger fall under the merger Regulation?
CHAPTER 3. Substantive assessment of concentrations
CHAPTER 4. Merger control in the electricity and gas sectors
CHAPTER 5. Remedies in energy mergers
CHAPTER 6. Merger procedure
PART 5: STATE AID:
CHAPTER 1. Introduction
CHAPTER 2. Coal and Nuclear Aid
CHAPTER 3. State aid in the TFEU
CHAPTER 4. The application of EU state aid lawto the energy sector
CHAPTER 5. State aid for environmental protection
CHAPTER 6. State aid procedure
PART 6. ARTICLE 106 TFEU:
CHAPTER 1. Special and exclusive rights
PART 7. CONCLUSION
APPENDICES:
Appendix 1. TFEU Articles
Appendix 2. Implementation of the rules on competition
Appendix 3.. Horizontal cooperation agreements
Appendix 4. Guidelines on Vertical Restraints
Appendix 5. Control of concentration between undertakings
Appendix 6. Guidelines on State Aid
Appendix 7. Application of Article 108 of the Treaty
Index

Series: EU Energy Law

EU Energy Law Volume IX: European External Energy Law & Policy ISBN 9789491673269
To be published December 2022
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
£235.00
EU Energy Law Volume I: The Internal Energy Market 5th ed ISBN 9789077644652
Published November 2020
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
£265.00
EU Energy Law Volume III Book Two: Renewable Energy in the Member States of the EU 2nd ed ISBN 9789081690478
Published May 2018
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
£265.00
EU Energy Law Volume XI: The Role of Gas in the EU’s Energy Union ISBN 9789077644447
Published July 2017
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
£150.00
EU Energy Law Volume I: The Internal Energy Market 4th ed ISBN 9789077644003
Published March 2016
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Out of print
Out of print
EU Energy Law Volume VII: Energy Efficiency in the European Union
Edited by: Joseph Curtin
ISBN 9789491673054
Published February 2014
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
£235.00
EU Energy Law Volume VIII: The Energy Infrastructure Policy of the European Union ISBN 9789491673047
Published February 2014
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
£235.00
EU Energy Law Volume VI: The Security of Energy Supply in the European Union ISBN 9789081690423
Published January 2012
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
£235.00
EU Energy Law Volume III Book Two: Renewable Energy in the Member States of the EU Looseleaf ISBN 9789077644126
Published December 2010
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Out of print
EU Energy Law Volume I: The Internal Energy Market - The Third Liberalisation Package 3rd ed ISBN 9789077644119
Published April 2010
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Out of print
Out of print
EU Energy Law Volume III Book Three: The European Renewable Energy Yearbook 2nd ed ISBN 9789077644157
Published February 2010
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Out of print
EU Energy Law Volume IV - Environmental Law: The EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme
Edited by: Jos Delbeke
ISBN 9789077644072
Published June 2006
Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Out of print