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Energy Law in Finland, Second Edition

By Laura Huomo, Kaisa Huhta, Petri Vesa, Alice Guimaraes-Purokoski, Jaakko Klemettilä, Arto Rajala, Leea Salminen


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a systematic approach to legislation and legal practice concerning energy resources and production in Finland. The book describes the administrative organization, regulatory framework, and relevant case law pertaining to the development, application, and use of such forms of energy as electricity, gas, petroleum, and coal, with attention as needed to the pervasive legal effects of competition law, environmental law, and tax law.

A general introduction covers the geography of energy resources, sources and basic principles of energy law, and the relevant governmental institutions. Then follows a detailed description of specific legislation and regulation affecting such factors as documentation, undertakings, facilities, storage, pricing, procurement and sales, transportation, transmission, distribution, and supply of each form of energy. Case law, intergovernmental cooperation agreements, and interactions with environmental, tax, and competition law are explained.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for energy sector policymakers and energy firm counsel handling cases affecting Finland. It will also be welcomed by researchers and academics for its contribution to the study of a complex field that today stands at the foreground of comparative law.

Publish Date 10/15/2018
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403505039
SKU 10066045-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. Electricity

Chapter 1. General Overview of the Legal Framework for the Electricity Sector

Chapter 2. System Operation

Chapter 3. Generation

Chapter 4. Trade and Supply

Chapter 5. Separation of Activities

Chapter 6. Consumption

Chapter 7. Supervision and Penalties

Part II. Natural Gas

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Regulatory Basis of the Natural Gas Pipeline Industry in Finland

Chapter 3. Network Licence and the Project Permit

Chapter 4. Sales and Obligation to Supply

Chapter 5. Unbundling

Chapter 6. Transmission

Chapter 7. Development of Secondary Markets for Natural Gas in Finland

Chapter 8. Provisions for and Actions in a Potential Disturbance in the Natural Gas Supply

Chapter 9. Development of Natural Gas Markets

Part III. Regulatory Framework Concerning Oil and Coal

Chapter 1. General

Chapter 2. Supply Market

Chapter 3. Consumption and Distribution

Chapter 4. Quality

Chapter 5. Transportation

Chapter 6. Security of Supply

Chapter 7. Conclusion

Part IV. Interaction Between Energy Law and Environmental Law

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Decision-Making and Public Participation

Chapter 3. Emissions Trading

Chapter 4. Environmental Protection and Waste Management

Chapter 5. Land Use and Expropriation

Chapter 6. Nature Conservation

Chapter 7. Use of Water Resources

Chapter 8. Other Environmental Legislation

Chapter 9. Discussion

Part V. Interaction Between Energy Law and Tax Law

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Excise Tax on Liquid Fuels

Chapter 3. Excise Tax on Electricity and Certain Fuels

Chapter 4. Subsidies Relating to Energy Taxation

Chapter 5. Value Added Tax

Chapter 6. The Energy Taxation System as an Instrument to Control Energy Production and Energy Use

Part VI. Interaction Between Energy Law and Competition Law

Chapter 1. The Structure of the Finnish Energy Markets

Chapter 2. Regulating the Energy Sector Through Competition Law

Chapter 3. The Dynamics Between the FCCA and the EA


Selected Bibliography