An Overview on the Multilateral Regulation of Energy Trade in the WTO: Framework, Context and Contentions
Article from: OGEL 3 (2018), in International Investment Law
Energy goods and services underpin nearly all modern human activities, empowering basic human needs such as heating and lighting, but also more advanced activities such long distance communication, transportation, industrial production and national security. Generally, the harnessing of natural resources for work has liberated human energy for other activities and has thus played an important role in the establishment of modern societies. Yet, despite its fundamental importance and ubiquity, the multilateral regulation trade in energy goods and services remains wanting in many ...