European Energy Studies Volume XII - EU Energy Law and Policy: a South European Perspective - Meeting the Challenges of a Low Carbon Economy

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Navigating the challenges of a low carbon Europe: energy market regulation, the future of RES, and ensuring security of supply.

This book provides an insight into some of the most significant issues presented at the Florence School of Regulation and Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute’s joint conference on European energy law and policy, which took place in September 2016 in Athens, Greece.The purpose of the conference was to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current status of the European and Greek energy sector, and the issues it faces, from both a legal and an economic perspective. The discussions included an assessment of the low carbon challenges for Europe, examining the future of renewable energy systems and support mechanisms, electricity market design, and the current regulatory framework of the gas and electricity markets in Greece. Finally, the discussions turned to the future role of Distribution System Operators, both in their function as independent supervisors of the electricity market and in their evolving relationship with the Transmission System Operators.

The publication seeks to critically examine the status of current and proposed draft provisions in EU energy law and practice, while evaluating anticipated future developments. Indeed, many of these highly significant developments are now particularly topical, following the launch of the Commission’s Clean Energy Package in late November 2016 and hence, the contributions to this volume provide useful insights into the advantages and disadvantages of the Commission’s proposal on the new market design

Edited by:

Leigh Hancher
Of Counsel, Allen & Overy, Amsterdam,
Professor of Law, University of Tilburg
Antonis Metaxas

Chair of EU Law University of Athens - Department of Political Science and Public Administration


Marios Andrikopoulos, Legal Counsel, ELPEDISON S.A., Zoe Stolaki, Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) S.A., Legal Department, Theocharis Theocharis, Member of the Greek Parliament, Committee of production and trade, George Paidakakis, Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), Greece, John A. Apsouris, Group General Counsel, Alexia Trokoudi, Senior Legal Counsel on Energy, Hellenic Petroleum S.A., Kyriakos Papanikolaou, Democritus University of Thrace, Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V., Ioannis Tzortzis, Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), Greece, Dmitri Perekhodtsev, Compass Lexecon, FTI Consulting, Professor Dr. Dr. F. J. Säcker, Chairman of the Institute of Energy and Regulatory Law, Germany, Michalis Chatzikyriakou, Head of Legal Department, Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE S.A.), Greece, Foteini Antonopoulou, Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE)


  • Provides comprehensive analysis of the current European and Greek energy sector
  • Includes assessments of the low carbon challenges
  • Examines the future of RES
  • Discusses the future roles of DSOs 
  • Evaluates the prospects in future energy law developments


ISBN 9789077644553
ISBN ebook 9789077644560
Publication Date August 2017
Nr of Pages 200
Available as Hardback bound; Digital; Combination of both (at 20% extra)