Evolution of European Electric Transmission Networks From an Economic Perspective
Article from: OGEL 3 (2012), in OGEL Ten Years Special Issue: Internationalisation of Energy Law
The EU has set many policy objectives for the electric transmission sector, including electricity market competition, European integration, reduction of carbon emissions, achievement of renewable energy targets, and security of supply. In the last four years, the regulatory framework at EU level has become increasingly complex, and the integration of generation from renewable energy sources has become increasingly important. In 2007 the European Council adopted energy policy targets for 2020, including a 20 percent share of renewables in final energy consumption, a 20 percent ...