Introduction and Overview

Cottier, Thomas; Espa, Ilaria (2017). Introduction and Overview. In: Cottier, Thomas; Espa, Ilaria (eds.) International Trade in Sustainable Electricity Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (pp. 1-18). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Universtiy Press 10.1017/9781316681275.002

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Cross-border trade in electricity is rapidly expanding as a result of technical innovations, economic and geopolitical developments, and the ongoing decarbonisation of the electricity sector in response to climate change. The expansion of electricity networks and the integration of increasing shares of renewable energy (RE) electricity into the grid have made long-distance electricity flows both feasible and desirable. Drawing on the work of experts in trade and energy law and policy, and offering novel, multidisciplinary perspectives on the rapidly evolving landscape shaping international trade in electricity, this book examines the most important challenges - technical, economic, legal and policy-related - posed by long-distance and sustainable electricity trade. The book explores the regulatory implications of the policy instruments aimed at supporting RE electricity and considers how best to promote greater overall coherence in international electricity governance.

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02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

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Cottier, Thomas, Espa, Ilaria


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law




Cambridge Universtiy Press




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06 Jun 2017 17:39

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