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Law Resources: Energy
European Union legislation in force.
Increasing evidence of climate change and growing dependence on energy has underlined the European Union's (EU) determination to become a low-energy economy and that the energy consumed is secure, safe, competitive, locally produced and sustainable. In addition to ensuring that the EU energy market functions efficiently, the energy policy promotes the interconnection of energy networks and energy efficiency. It deals with energy sources ranging from fossil fuels, through nuclear power, to renewables (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro-electric and tidal). Article 194 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union introduces a specific legal basis for the field of energy based on shared competences between the EU and its member countries.
Energy, Trans-European networks
Good international links pages and access to the cepmlp internet journal which focuses on energy law, policy, economics, finance and management.
The Directory: Government Departments: Non-ministerial
The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) regulates the monopoly companies which run the gas and electricity networks. It takes decisions on price controls and enforcement, acting in the interests of consumers and helping the industries to achieve environmental improvements. Ofgem is a non-ministerial department of the Department of Energy & Climate Change
Press release: Energy price cap architect picked to put consumers at the heart of energy watchdog
Detailed guide: Energy Companies Obligation: brokerage
Press release: Ministers welcome protection of 1 million more from high energy prices
Policy paper: Statutory security of supply report: 2017
Detailed guide: Independent energy suppliers
Consultation outcome: A smart, flexible energy system: call for evidence
Policy paper: Upgrading our energy system: smart systems and flexibility plan
Press release: Plan launched to bring smart energy technology into homes and businesses
The Directory: Professional Associations
The leading professional body for the energy industries, supporting almost 12,000 professionals both nationally and internationally.
The Directory: Regulators
Ofgem is the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. We are a non-ministerial government department and an independent National Regulatory Authority, recognised by EU Directives. Our principal objective when carrying out our functions is to protect the interests of existing and future electricity and gas consumers. We do this in a variety of ways including: promoting value for money promoting security of supply and sustainability, for present and future generations of consumers, domestic and industrial users the supervision and development of markets and competition regulation and the delivery of government schemes. We work effectively with, but are independent of, government, the energy industry and other stakeholders within a legal framework determined by the UK government and the European Union.
The Directory: Trade and Industry Organisations
Represents the many different companies producing the electricity upon which the UK depends. The Association works with government, regulators and the media, to improve understanding of the issues that are faced by the electricity generating industry.
Promoting the hydropower industry in the UK and abroad. Aims to increase awareness of the quality, scope and potential of HEP.
Trade association and information body for the UK civil nuclear industry, representing over 185 companies and some 45,000 UK nuclear workers, including the operators of the nuclear power stations, those engaged in decommissioning, waste management, nuclear liabilities management and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Trade organisation working on behalf of the world's oil and gas producing companies to promote responsible and profitable operations.
Represents the UK's renewable energy industry, covering all renewable power, heat and fuels.
The trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries.
Represents the interests of nine member companies engaged in the UK downstream oil industry on a range of common issues relating to refining, distribution and marketing of oil products in non-competitive areas.
The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.