Reference : Greening the Internal Market in a Difficult Economic Climate
Scientific journals : Article
Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
Greening the Internal Market in a Difficult Economic Climate
Howarth, David mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Journal of Common Market Studies
Blackwell Publishing
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
[en] Environmental Policy ; European Union ; Energy Policy
[en] As bankruptcies and unemployment rise in 2009, no doubt the negative impact of the recession on market integration and liberalization will be further felt. In 2008, one of the most significant policy developments concerning the internal market was the stalled liberalization of the energy sector. However, this was in no way linked to the economic slow-down: French and German governments have long dragged their heels on liberalization in these sectors and long opposed the unbundling of gas and electricity production and supply. More surprising was the success in adopting ambitious targets to cut EU carbon emissions over the next decade. Despite the inevitable watering down of the European Council’s initial goals and the Commission’s legislative proposals and the frequent disappointment of environmentalist groups, this represents a considerable achievement – if not the greatest legislative accomplishment for the EU in 2008. Following a brief analysis of the agreement on energy markets, the bulk of this article is centred upon the climate change package.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Open access
Howarth for JCMS 2009 Greening the Internal Market in a Difficult Economic Climate.pdfAuthor preprint131.76 kBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.