Regional energy initiatives : MedReg and the energy community
Title: Regional energy initiatives : MedReg and the energy community
Citation: Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2014
Series/Number: [Florence School of Regulation]
This book focuses on the two intra-regional initiatives created for the development and integration of energy markets: the Energy Community and MedReg.The Energy Community and MedReg, apart from their common strategic role in providing a much-needed stable regulatory environment for energy markets in their respective reference countries, represent examples of a diverse development of regional energy initiatives. The former is initiated by external factors and is an example of a top-down approach, whereas the latter is a voluntary bottom-up initiative of the countries involved. The way the institutional framework is built is not without consequences on the functioning and organization of the two regional initiatives.The book assesses these different approaches and their consequences in the framework of the development of the Energy Community and MedReg, with particular reference to their impact on regional integration, energy policy and institutional change. The analysis is enriched with several case studies on the role of independent regulatory agencies, the promotion of renewable energy sources, infrastructure and interconnection development across the Mediterranean basin and the implications of exporting the EU institutional model. This book is aimed at policy makers, institutions, energy companies and academics to provide a better understanding of the economic and institutional eco-system that characterize the Mediterranean area.
Table of Contents:
Preface by S. Mori - Enel Group Foreword by A. Ortis - Integrated and Sustainable Energy for the Benefit of the People of the Mediterranean … and Beyond Foreword by D. Buschle - Energy Community Secretariat – Integrating Energy – Lessons to be Learned from the Energy Community Background, Aims and Structure of the Book -- Part 1: Regional Cooperation -- 1. Multilateralism in European Neighbourhood - The Case of CEFTA 2006 -- 2. A Mediterranean Electricity Co-operation Strategy. Vision and Rationale -- 3. Mechanisms and Outcomes of the EU External Energy Policy: An Alternative Approach -- 4. Will Outsiders Apply EU Rules and Why? -- 5. A Framework for Closer EU MENA Cooperation in Renewable Energy-- 6. Regional Cooperation in the Energy Sector in the Western Balkans: The Eight Regional Energy Markets in Europe -- 7. Parliamentary Support to Euro-Mediterranean Energy Initiatives -- 8. Enhancing the Rule of Law in Middle East and North Africa: A Role for the Energy Charter Treaty -- Part 2: Export of the EU Model -- 9. Enhanced Sectoral Multilateralism - Will the Energy Community Lead the Way to a New Neighbourhood Policy? -- 10. Beyond Regional Cooperation - The Energy Community as an Instrument for the EU External Energy Policy -- Part 3: Case Studies - Implications from the Export of the EU Model -- 11. European Legal Space and Application of the EU Energy Acqus in Ukraine -- 12. Legal Issues Relating Cross-border Gas Pipeline Projects (Turkey / Nabucco Project Case Study) -- 13. National Independent Regulatory Authorities as a Case for EU Rules Promotion in the Southern Mediterranean Region -- 14. Electricity Exchanges with North Africa at 2030: The European and the Italian Approaches -- 15. Effects of the New 2020 Strategy on Regional Energy Initiatives and Energy Markets Integration -- 16. Renewables and the Electric Bills in the Mediterranean Area: State of the Art and Perspectives