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Europeanization of the Swiss Energy System
Europeanization of the Swiss Energy System

Europeanization of the Swiss Energy System

Edited by Peter Hettich

Schriften zum Energierecht (SzE)


151 Pages, 6 x 8.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $53.00 (US $53.00) (CA $72.00)

Publication Date: February 2020

ISBN 9783038911692

Rights: US & CA

Dike Publishers (Feb 2020)

Price: $53.00


Switzerland and the EU have been negotiating an electricity agreement since 2007. Irrespective of the outcome of these negotiations, whose success is also dependent on other factors, European energy policy will influence the framework conditions and players in Switzerland's energy policy. The effects of a "Europeanization" of Swiss energy policy are the primary interest of this book. It focuses on the influence of current and future EU policies on the (regulatory) framework and policy instruments in Switzerland, including the effects on public and private actors active in the Swiss energy sector. It will also present the consequences of the possible integration of Swiss energy policy into the complex European multi-level governance system, taking into account two scenarios: the "direct Europeanization" in case of the conclusion of a bilateral electricity agreement between Switzerland and the EU as well as the possible "indirect Europeanization" in the sense of autonomous adjustments to European policies.

Author Biography

Peter Hettich is a professor of public law at the University of St. Gallen. He teaches commercial law as well as construction, planning, and environmental law. He is a director at the Institute of Finance, Finance and Law, and Economics (IFF-HSG) where he heads the department of Public Business Law. He leads the Center for Energy Innovation, Governance, and Investment (EGI-HSG), which forms part of the Swiss Energy Research Center (SCCER CREST), together with other professors of the University of St. Gallen. He is a member of the executive committee of the Research Center for Information Law (FIR-HSG). He also works in continuing education through the Executive School (ES-HSG). He researches and publishes in the areas of economic constitution and regulated markets. These include, in particular, competition law, internal market law, economic law, infrastructure law, and public enterprise law.