Comment: Will the sparks fly? The role of the European Union in the liberalisation of the electricity industry
Article from: OGEL 3 (2003), in OGEL Profiles
The process of liberalising the European electricity industry has been a lengthy one, notable for the important role played by the European Union in its ongoing development. While the natural focus of most discussion of the EU's role has been upon the legislative programme, it is also important to remember that the general rules in the EC Treaty concerning taxation, free movement and competition law (to name but a few areas) will be key in developing and regulating the growth of cross-border trade in electricity. This article seeks to provide a brief discussion of the main ...