The Challenge of Coherent Environmental and Energy Regulation
Chapter 4: Conclusion
This chapter combines the findings of the analysis of the overall regulatory and policy framework on shale gas, departing from the very specific (the case of shale gas) – over the discussion of competence-related issues – to more conceptual issues, namely the regulation of ‘new’ technologies. It answers the question to what extent does the regulation of ‘new’ technologies such as shale gas highlight the challenges of a coherent regulation of energy and environment in the European Union. Key Words: shale gas; new technologies; legal basis; energy law and policy; environmental law and policy
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