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Energy Security, Trade and the EU

Regional and International Perspectives Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law, Jean Monnet Chaired Professor of EU International Economic Law and Director of Research, Queen Mary University of London, Costantino Grasso, Lecturer in Law, University of London and University of East London and Juan Alemany Ríos, Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. This book is about finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.
Extent: 488 pp
Hardback Price: $175.00 Web: $157.50
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78536 673 4
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  • Law - Academic
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Economic Law, Trade Law
Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. This book is about finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.

This snapshot of multilateral, regional and bilateral energy trade governance deals with energy transit from the perspective of the Energy Charter Treaty as a means to enhance EU energy security, and examines the system of law and governance of international trade in unconventional fossil fuels. The authors analyse concerns that arise from preferential trade agreements and renewable energy from the EU’s perspective, and explain how the EU can diversify its energy supply to improve its energy security.

This book will be of interest to students, scholars, lawyers, economists, policymakers, and think tanks dealing with the links between energy security and international trade, as well as those communities involved with other energy-related disciplines.
Contents: 1. Overview 2. Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Energy Trade Governance 3. Energy Transit 4. Unconventional Fossil Fuel Sources and EU Energy Security 5. Renewables, Preferential Trade Agreements and EU Energy Security 6. Diversifying EU Energy Supply to Improve EU Energy Security 7. The Creation of the European Energy Union Index