Law in the EU's Circular Energy System: Biofuel, Biowaste and Biogas

Lucila de Almeida (Editor/Coordinator), Josephine A. W van Zeben (Editor/Coordinator)

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Adopting a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, this expertly crafted book comprehensively maps out the complex multi-jurisdictional legal landscape pertaining to the EU’s circular energy system. Offering in-depth critical analysis, it identifies several areas of law and policy that require further scholarly inquiry to ensure the creation of an effective policy framework which can facilitate the move from a linear to a circular energy system.

In three thematic sections, the expert contributors first examine the interactions between EU law and policy for waste, agriculture, food and forestry. Focus is then drawn to how, when, and by whom the energy sources created from biowaste can become part of the EU’s energy mix. A range of legal instruments that impact the financing of the circular energy system through taxation, EU financing, and state aid are also considered. The book concludes by reflecting on inefficiencies and ineffectiveness caused by these interactions of legal and policy areas related to the circular energy system.

This insightful and progressive book will be of great interest to practitioners and policymakers looking to better understand the legal complexities of implementing a circular energy system. It will also prove an essential read for scholars and students interested in environmental law, energy law, European law, and affordable and clean energy studies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)978 1 80220 586 2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Dec 2023

Publication series

NameNew Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series


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