Regulation in the European Electricity Sector

Author: Maciej M Sokołowski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317332121
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since the very beginning of European integration, electricity has been within the legal sphere of the EU. Much of this is found within the binding European acts making up the framework of the Energy Packages. The established legal institutions have had a significant impact on the shape of the energy market in Europe. Nevertheless, the European energy market still seems to be developing, as demonstrated by the current lively discussion about the state of the Energy Union. Regulation in the European Electricity Sector delves into European energy law and reflects on some of the primary issues related to the public legal impact on the European energy sector. The book offers a brief explanation of the background operation of the electricity sector, as well as liberalisation within the area, and traces the evolution of the EU’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.

Nuclear Energy Regulation Risk and The Environment

Author: Abdullah Al Faruque
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351240048
Format: PDF, ePub
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Analyzing the impact and benefits of nuclear energy on environment, this book examines nuclear treaties in relation to environmental protection, highlights legal framework on non-proliferation and denuclearization, explores treaties on nuclear safety and nuclear security, discusses legal regimes on management of nuclear wastes, assesses the third-party liability regime and discusses the role of IAEA, EURATOM and NEA in regulating nuclear energy. It explores nuclear energy in the context of climate change and sustainable development. This book also examines the international legal framework on notification, assistance and emergency preparedness in the event of nuclear accidents, considers legal aspects of decommissioning of nuclear power plants and main legislative trends on nuclear energy use in selected countries. It also addresses regulatory responses to nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima power plant nuclear accident in Japan.

Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains

Author: Alastair Marke
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128144483
Format: PDF, ePub
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Transforming Climate Finance and Green Investment with Blockchains establishes and analyzes the connection between this revolutionary technology and global efforts to combat climate change. The benefits of blockchain come through various profound alterations, such as the adoption of smart contracts that are set to redefine governance and regulatory structures and transaction systems in coming decades. Each chapter contains a problem statement that describes the challenges blockchain technology can address. The book brings together original visions and insights from global members of the Blockchain Climate Institute, comprising thought leaders, financial professionals, international development practitioners, technology entrepreneurs, and more. This book will help readers understand blockchain technology and how it can facilitate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to a green economy. Provides an authoritative examination of this emerging digital technology and its implications on global climate change governance Includes detailed proposals and thorough discussions of implementation issues that are specific to green economy sectors Relates innovative proposals to existing applications to demonstrate the value add of blockchain technology Covers blockchain for the smarter energy sector, for fraud-free emissions management, to streamline climate investments, and legal frameworks for blockchain-based climate finance

Economic Liberalization and Turkey

Author: Sübidey Togan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136995153
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The liberalization of the Turkish economy is a key factor affecting Turkey’s application to join the European Union. This book examines the impact of economic liberalization in Turkey and Turkey’s approach to the elimination of barriers to trade. It focuses on the liberalization of trade in Turkey’s agricultural and industrial commodities sector and key services such as telecommunications, electricity, natural gas, banking and transport. The chapters include thorough discussions on WTO and EU approaches for the elimination of barriers to trade, international and EU rules and regulations in the various service sectors, and the methods for estimating the tariff equivalents of barriers to trade in the different service sectors as well as methods for estimating the benefits of liberalization of services for Turkey. The experience of Turkey, its approach to liberalization and its measures to eliminate barriers to trade serve as a useful model for other neighboring countries of the European Union.

The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies

Author: Stefan Bouzarovski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043561
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Energy has become a central concern of many strands of geographical inquiry, from global climate change to the effects of energy decisions on our lives. However, many aspects of the ‘black box’ of relationships at the energy-society interface remain unopened, especially in terms of the spatial underpinnings of energy production and consumption within nations, cities and regions. Debates focusing on the location and nature of energy flows frequently fail to consider the multiple geographical networks that illustrate and explain the distribution of fuels and services around the world. Providing an integrated perspective on the complex interdependencies between energy and geography, The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies offers a timely conceptual framework to study the multiple facets of energy geography, including security, space and place, planning, environmental science, economics and political science. Illustrating how a geographic approach towards energy can aid decision-making pathways in the domains of social justice and environment, this book provides insights that will help move the international community toward greater cooperation, stability, and sustainability.

Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources

Author: Aileen McHarg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199579857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Joanne Limburg is a woman who thinks things she doesn't want to think, and who does things she doesn't want to do. As a small child, she would chew her hair all day and lie awake at night wondering if heaven had a ceiling; a few years later, when she should have been doing her homework, she was pacing her bedroom, agonising about the unfairness of lif as a woman, and the shortness of her legs. By the time she was an adult, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours had come to dominate her life. She knew that something was wrong with her, but it would take many years before she understood what that something was. The Woman Who Thought Too Much follows Limburg's quest to understand her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and to manage her symptoms. She takes the reader on a journey through consulting rooms, libraries and internet sites, as she learns about rumination, scrupulosity, avoidance, thought-action fusion, fixed-action patterns, anal fixations, schemas, basal ganglia, tics and synapses. Meanwhile, she does her best to come to terms with an illness which turns out to be common and even - sometimes - treatable. This vividly honest memoir is a sometimes shocking, often humorous revelation of what it is like to live with so debilitating a condition. It is also an exploration of the inner world of a poet and an intense evocation of the persistence and courage of the human spirit in the face of mental illness.

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Author: C. Kuzemko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230370942
Format: PDF
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Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.

Die Au enbeziehungen der Europ ischen Union

Author: Pierre Schubje
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638128512
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Thema: Europäische Union, Note: 1,0, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität - Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (Professur für Politikwissenschaft, insbesondere Internationale Beziehungen), Veranstaltung: Die Außenbeziehungen der Europäischen Union I: Akteure und Problemfelder, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Europa nach dem Fall der Mauer, der Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands und dem Zerfall der Warschauer-Pakt-Staaten sollte in Belangen der internationalen Sicherheit eine ganz neue Erfahrung machen: Nicht der Krieg zwischen großen Blöcken sondern Konflikte und Bürgerkriege kamen auf die Tagesordnung. Insbesondere das Ende des Vielvölkerstaates Jugoslawien musste dem neuen Europa auf schmerzliche Art und Weise beweisen, mit was für einer neuen „Qualität“ von Krieg man sich zukünftig zu befassen hatte. Und so dürfte der erklärte Wille der Europäischen Union nach einer Gemeinsamen Sicherheits- und Außenpolitik und einer verstärkten Zusammenarbeit in der Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitspolitik nicht verwundern. Umso mehr erstaunt es einen, dem erwachsenen „EG-Europa“ bei seinen ersten unbeholfenen Schritten in der GASP und ESVP zuzuschauen; ein Kind, das schnellstmöglich die Volljährigkeit erreichen sollte, will das Europa des 21. Jahrhundert den neuen Herausforderungen, die nicht zuletzt durch die Ereignisse des 11. September an neuer Schärfe gewonnen haben, sicher entgegen treten können. Die vorliegende Arbeit will eine Einführung in die sicherheits- und verteidigungspolitischen Aspekte der GASP geben. Sie beginnt mit der Darstellung der vertraglichen Bestimmungen von Maastricht bzw. Amsterdam und Nizza und endet mit einem Abriss der für die ESVP bedeutendsten Konferenzen und Ereignisse, die als Meilensteine in ihrer Entwicklung zu verstehen sind.