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Energy and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of Energy provided by the European Union Commission: The aim of European Union energy policy is to guarantee secure, low-cost energy supplies which pose no risk to the health of citizens and the environment. At the outset, the Treaties establishing the European Communities made no provision for a Community energy policy. The beginning of the process of constructing Europe saw the establishment of institutional frameworks for coal and atomic energy:

• in 1951, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the Treaty for which expired on 31 December 2002;

• in 1957, the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).

Subsequent treaties did not create a specific legal basis for Community energy policy, the underlying principles of which are still based on theEuratom Treaty and on a number of provisions contained in the “internal market” and “environment” chapters. In the present energy situation, the European Union has to face up to many challenges: development of renewable energy sources, opening up of the gas and electricity markets, reduction of the European Union’s energy dependency and nuclear safety and security guarantees. Confronted with these new energy challenges, the European Union has taken measures aimed in particular at guaranteeing security of supply in the face of its dependency on imports of oil from politically unstable regions, redefining priorities in relation to nuclear energy taking account in particular of the risks of accidents and disposal of waste, as well as promoting sustainable development. With the new intelligent energy for Europe action programme (2003-2006), the Commission is therefore proposing to step up European support for the promotion of renewable energies (ALTENER) and energy efficiency (SAVE), while redirecting international action towards these two priorities (COOPENER).

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Introduction

Energy

This entry provides an overview of the legal framework of energy, with a description of the most significant features of energy at international level.

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References (Papers)

  • The Future Of Patent Troll Legislation And Its Effects On The Energy Industry, John David Weidman, May 2017
  • Earthquakes In The Oilpatch: The Regulatory And Legal Issues Arising Out Of Oil And Gas Operation Induced Seismicity, Monika U. Ehrman, May 2017
  • What’S Shakin’? Ladra V. New Dominion, Llc: A Case Of Consequence For The Hydraulic Fracturing Industry And Those Affected By Induced Seismicity, James Patrick Logan, Apr 2017
  • Res Judicata: Will It Stop Instream Flows From Being The Wave Of The Future?, Harold A. Ranquist, Apr 2017
  • Survey Says . . . ? An Argument For More Frontloaded Ferc Public Use Provider Determinations As A Means Of Streamlining The Commission S Regulatory Role Over Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Operators, Christopher Earle, Apr 2017
  • A Consent Decree Abroad: Extraterritorial Enforcement Of An Epa Consent Decree In United States V. Volvo Powertrain Corp., Marc C. Palmer, Apr 2017

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Further Reading

  • Entry “Energy” in the work “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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Energy and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of Energy provided by the European Union Commission: The aim of European Union energy policy is to guarantee secure, low-cost energy supplies which pose no risk to the health of citizens and the environment. At the outset, the Treaties establishing the European Communities made no provision for a Community energy policy. The beginning of the process of constructing Europe saw the establishment of institutional frameworks for coal and atomic energy:

• in 1951, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the Treaty for which expired on 31 December 2002;

• in 1957, the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).

Subsequent treaties did not create a specific legal basis for Community energy policy, the underlying principles of which are still based on theEuratom Treaty and on a number of provisions contained in the “internal market” and “environment” chapters. In the present energy situation, the European Union has to face up to many challenges: development of renewable energy sources, opening up of the gas and electricity markets, reduction of the European Union’s energy dependency and nuclear safety and security guarantees. Confronted with these new energy challenges, the European Union has taken measures aimed in particular at guaranteeing security of supply in the face of its dependency on imports of oil from politically unstable regions, redefining priorities in relation to nuclear energy taking account in particular of the risks of accidents and disposal of waste, as well as promoting sustainable development. With the new intelligent energy for Europe action programme (2003-2006), the Commission is therefore proposing to step up European support for the promotion of renewable energies (ALTENER) and energy efficiency (SAVE), while redirecting international action towards these two priorities (COOPENER).

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Popular Treaties Topics

  • Treaties of the United Nations (UN)
  • Types of Treaties
  • International Treaties
  • Famous Treaties
  • Law of Treaties
  • Numbered Treaties

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