An EU law perspective on the role of legal authorities in the field of renewable energy

Marjan Peeters, Thomas Schomerus

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This chapter maps and analyses the specific position of regional authorities in view of EU climate and energy law. It specifically focuses on the role taken by such authorities in the light of the transition towards a society increasingly employing renewable energy. Section 2 discusses the potential influence exerted by regional authorities through the Committee of the Regions on the development and content of EU climate and energy legislation. Section 3 examines how the Renewable Energy Directive may influence local renewable energy policies, and will particularly point at the need for national governments to set up clear policies for rewarding ambitious local action. Section 4 highlights the specific authorization role regional governments might play in renewable energy projects. Section 5 concludes and gives an outlook on European practice and related research questions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable energy Law in the EU
Subtitle of host publicationLegal perspectives on bottom-up approaches
EditorsMarjan Peeters, Thomas Schomerus
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)978-17-8347-318-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

SeriesNew Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series


  • Renewable energy law; authorization procedures; Effort sharing decision

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