Antitrust Enforcement in the Electricity and Gas Industries: Problems and Solutions for the EU
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre d'Économie Industrielle (CERNA)
Antitrust enforcement in the electricity and gas industries raises specific problems that call for specific solutions. Among the issues: How can the anticompetitive effects of mergers be assessed in a changing regulatory environment? Should long-term agreements in energy purchasing be prohibited? What are the benefits of preventive action such as competition advocacy and market surveillance committees? Should Article 82 (a) of the EC Treaty be used to curb excessive pricing?
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Antitrust, Competition Policy, Electricity
Date posted: September 2, 2006