This article will explore the troubled evolution of EEC energy policy and the attendant institutional and structural tensions that have militated against a cohesive energy policy and regulatory regime. Certainly, a by-product of such an inquiry is the issue of whether energy-based decision-making has been predicated upon a communitarian vision with Pan-European meaning, or whether nationalism and the pressures of the historical moment have determined the choice of rules to be made irrespective of long- term institutional considerations. While it is recognized that energy encompasses a variety of sources, including petroleum, coal, electricity, geothermal power, and nuclear energy, this article will focus upon the importance of petroleum products for the evolution of Community energy policy.
Fishbane, Jonathan D.
"The Troubled Evolution of Energy Policy in the EEC: A Discordant Note in the Harmonization Process,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 27
, Article 2.
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