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Essential EU Climate Law

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Essential EU Climate Law

2nd edition

9781788971294 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Edwin Woerdman, Professor of Markets and Regulation and Co-Director, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, University of Groningen, Martha Roggenkamp, Professor of Energy Law and Director, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, University of Groningen and Marijn Holwerda, Legal Counsel, NV Nederlandse Gasunie and Fellow, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Publication Date: September 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 129 4 Extent: c 360 pp
Written by leading scholars of EU climate law from the University of Groningen, chapters address the relevant directives and regulations, examining their implementation and impact on current policy and academic debate. The textbook introduces the main climate mitigation targets and instruments of the EU, analysing all available legal instruments to mitigate climate change, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions trading to the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency mechanisms. In addition, the book provides an analysis of some overarching issues, such as the impact of climate law on energy network regulation, multi-level governance and protection of human rights.

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This thoroughly revised second edition provides an up-to-date account of essential EU climate mitigation law, analysing an area that remains one of the most dynamic areas of EU law. Special attention is paid to the energy sector and to the impact of climate law on broader legal issues, such as energy network regulation and human rights.

Written by leading scholars of EU climate law from the University of Groningen, the book addresses the relevant directives and regulations, examining their implementation and impact on current policy and academic debate. Chapters guide the reader through key topics including the EU emissions trading system, renewable energy consumption, and carbon capture and storage.

Key features of the second edition include:
• A clear and accessible introduction to EU climate mitigation law
• Comprehensive coverage of the climate targets and instruments of the EU
• Special focus on the relationship between climate law and energy law
• New classroom questions to stimulate further discussion and debate
• Educational design based on reviews by climate law students and lecturers.

Combining educational design and analytical accuracy, this textbook will be an indispensable guide for both students and professionals. It is highly recommended for courses on EU climate mitigation law, as well as climate law, energy law, environmental law and EU law.
Critical Acclaim
'This second edition of Essential EU Climate Law is a must have for everyone dealing with EU climate regulation. All essential features of the regulation of climate change in the EU are dealt with in this impressive volume by a distinguished group of contributors. It is the primary source of inspiration for anyone looking for first hand information on the state of climate law in the EU.'
– Michael Faure, Maastricht University and Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Acclaim for the first edition:

‘It establishes the foundation for an understanding of climate change law within the EU and would be of use to those who need to follow, understand and implement the measures described. . . this is an extremely useful resource, demonstrating good value for money.’
– Gina Nason, Emerald Insight, UK

‘Woerdman, Roggenkamp and Holwerda have written a comprehensive and readable introduction to EU climate law. All targets and instruments of the EU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are investigated, including related issues such as energy network management. Useful for every reader from undergraduates to professors and policymakers, this volume ought to be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in climate change mitigation policy.’
– Daniel H. Cole, Indiana University, US

‘We highly recommended this introductory text for courses covering EU climate mitigation law, and for those involved in the context of broader curricula on climate law, energy law and EU law in general as these areas of law emerged as major subjects in their own right in the next few years.’
– The Barrister Magazine
Contributors
Contributors include: Kars de Graaf, Lea Diestelmeier, Joris Gazendam, Marlies Hesselman, Marijn Holwerda, Romain Mauger, Martha Roggenkamp, Lorenzo Squintani, Florian Stangl, Hanna Tolsma, Hans Vedder, Edwin Woerdman, Olivia Woolley

Contents
Contents:

Preface xii

PART I INTRODUCTION
1 Purpose, approach and outline of the book 2
2 EU climate policy 10

PART II ESSENTIAL EU CLIMATE LAW
3 EU emissions trading system 44
4 Regulation of emissions from non-ETS sectors 74
5 Renewable energy consumption 98
6 Energy efficiency 130
7 Carbon capture and storage 156
8 Regulation of fluorinated gases 190

PART III OVERARCHING ISSUES IN EU CLIMATE REGULATION
9 EU climate law and energy network regulation 207
10 Multi-level governance in EU climate law 237
11 Human rights and EU climate law 259

PART IV CONCLUSION
12 The past and possible future of EU climate law 294

Index 304

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