European gas legislation is becoming increasingly complex and detailed since the introduction of an energychapter by the Lisbon Treaty and the adoption of the third internal market package in 2009. The voluminousbody of binding legislation is completed by guidelines, network codes and interpretative documents issued bythe European Commission, the Agency of Energy Regulators, and the System Operators; consensus and softlaw does not only bind its authors, but often leads to future consolidation through formal legislation. “The EUGas Laws” offers an up-to-date compendium of all gas legislation and soft law, including the Commissionproposals for new legislation. It brings together, in a single volume, gas specifi c provisions as well ashorizontal provisions on other energy sectors and pertinent legislation concerning environment and energyeffi ciency, trans- European networks and infrastructures, trade policy and international organizations,market integrity and transparency, and research and development. Such a comprehensive approach refl ectsthe increasing importance of gas, beyond its traditional role for heat and power generation, as a bridgingtechnology in the perspective of more renewable forms of energy. Gas is not only an energy source, butserves also as an energy carrier and a means for energy storage. “The EU Gas Laws” reproduces allpertinent provisions in an user friendly way.
Helmut Schmitt Von Sydow
Professor, University of Lausanne and European College of Parma;
Former Director and Chief Legal Adviser,DG TREN, EC
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|Available as||Paperback bound; Digital|