State Aid Recovery and the Energy Sector Jacques Derenne 12. Capacity Mechanisms and Auctions Leigh Hancher and Christoph Riechmann 7. It discusses the concept of State aid and its development in the European Union, as well as practical aspects such as procedures for notification to the European Commission, and enforcement in the European Court and national courts. These include the impact of long-term contracts and vertical integration on effective competition, generation investment in risky markets, and the challenges for competition policy principles. Capacity Mechanisms and Auctions Leigh Hancher and Christoph Riechmann 7. That concept being objective, the Commission cannot be bound by an earlier decision in which it may have assessed a measure differently.
Perspectives on State aid law and policy from the disciplines of economics and political science are also explored in detail. This highly accessible book will strongly appeal to both academic and professional audiences including scholars of industrial, organizational and public sector economics, and competition and antitrust law. Capacity mechanisms have an impact on competition in the internal electricity market. Clearly structured and offering meticulous detail and robust analysis, it is required reading for all practitioners in the field. Õ Ð Piet Jan Slot, University of Leiden, The Netherlands ÔEuropean state aid law needs more self-questioning and more intellectual debate.
It merely draws upon and summarises the recent Commission State aid decisions in the nuclear sector, without supplementing them with additional factual information. The Handbook will be a welcome addition to the shelves of State aid practitioners and academics alike. She has extensive experience in counselling firms in a broad range of procedures, and regularly acts as an advisor to the European Commission and the European Parliament on energy law issues. The limited number of places ensures personal tuition and encourages networking opportunities. This may be due to the balance in the excellent selection of contributors, coming both from the academia and from practice. Perspectives on State aid law and policy from the disciplines of economics and political science are also explored in detail. Leigh has been a professor since 1991, initially at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
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Therefore a book about State aid in the energy sector is, by implication, a book about State aid law generally speaking, although certain peculiarities differ from one sector to the other. State aid to secure electricity supplies Individual State aid cases The for the first time contain criteria for the Commission to apply when assessing capacity mechanisms. The map drawn by the book offers useful guidance to the readers and also alerts them to the number of open issues. The first chapter of the second part—dedicated to compatibility issues—analyses the compatibility of aid to renewable energy sources under a legal and economic approach. Clearly structured and offering meticulous detail and robust analysis, it is required reading for all practitioners in the field.
When you submit your comment, you will not see a confirmation message unless some fields are empty. The Norton Rose Fulbright website can be accessed at. Action Alliance challenge One week later, on July 15 2015, a second challenge followed by Greenpeace Energy and nine German and Austrian green energy suppliers. It is an invaluable tool for lawyers, policymakers and tax professionals specialising in State aid law and energy law, written by a team of leading practitioners and academics in the field. However, the government now finds the European Commission's approval of its support package for Hinkley Point contested by two legal challenges.
The following chapter, by Johannes Koepp, Alejandro Escobar, Laurie Frey and Ernesto Feliz, is about State aid and arbitration. It correctly identifies the most intellectually problematic issues within state aid law and asks the right questions. Without the general prohibition of state subsidies to undertakings, competitiveness would be distorted and the benefits of the internal market would be put in jeopardy. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. Even if a State measure does not primarily aim at providing support to one or several undertakings and is presented as pursuing goals of public interest, it may nonetheless amount to a State aid as a legal concept. The volume offers a comprehensive and compelling account of State aid law and policy and its application to the energy sector.
As a consequence, hardly any part of national law is free from review under criteria of State aid and subsidy regulation. For more details and the full programme click. It explores general questions from the definition of State aid to its application in Member States by national courts. We will treat your information with respect. We aim to moderate all comments within 1 business day. Secondly, it addresses the implications of the European regime on — the nascent capacity markets, support schemes for renewables, deployment of demand-side resources, but also and industry exemptions.
State aid to the energy sector is now the second largest category of aid in the Member States, according to the last available Commission State Aid Scoreboard. Ce document est protégé au titre du droit d'auteur par les conventions internationales en vigueur et le Code de la propriété intellectuelle du 1er juillet 1992. Spain Jose Luis Buendia and Miguel Angel Bolsa 22. In my view, this Research Handbook is a very valuable contribution to this necessary process. Dr Adrien de Hauteclocque is a Law Clerk Referendaire with Vice-President M van der Woude at the Court of Justice of the European Union General Court , Luxembourg, and an Adviser of the Florence School of Regulation, Florence.