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Policy Brief / Energy Law and Policy

What are the implications of the Winter Package?

Author(s): HANCHER Leigh, WINTERS Marinus

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, Professor Leigh Hancher and Marinus Winters examine the Commission’s proposals to facilitate the transition to a “clean energy economy” and to reform the design and operation of the European Union’s electricity market, as outlined in the ‘Winter Package’, which was published on 30 November. It outlines the major challenges and legal issues that arise in the different segments of the energy value chain as a result of the plans.