Free Movement of Goods in the Labyrinth of Energy Policy and Capacity Mechanisms
Capacity Mechanisms in the EU Energy Markets: Law, Policy, and Economics eds. Hancher, de Hauteclocque and Sadowska (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015)
25 Pages Posted: 21 May 2016 Last revised: 30 Jun 2019
Date Written: October 20, 2015
In this article, I analyse the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU on restrictions on the free movement of the various types of energy under the EU Treaties. Particular emphasis is laid on the recent judgments in Cases C-204/12 Essent Belgium and C-573/12 Alands Vindkraft, where the Court controversially upheld protectionist measures adopted by the Member States in relation to renewables.
JEL Classification: EU law, energy law, free movement
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