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Regulating Energy and Natural Resources$
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Barry Barton, Alastair Lucas, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Anita Rønne

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199299874

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299874.001.0001

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Re-Regulating the Electricity and Gas Sector in the Netherlands: From Self-Regulation via State Regulation to Regulation via State Ownership

Re-Regulating the Electricity and Gas Sector in the Netherlands: From Self-Regulation via State Regulation to Regulation via State Ownership

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(p.223) 12 Re-Regulating the Electricity and Gas Sector in the Netherlands: From Self-Regulation via State Regulation to Regulation via State Ownership
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Regulating Energy and Natural Resources
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Martha M. Roggenkamp

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299874.003.0012

The energy liberalization process in the European Union (EU) has had a considerable impact on the electricity and gas sector in the Netherlands. The need to implement the EU energy directives has resulted in the introduction of statutory laws and regulations in a sector that, until that time, was almost unfamiliar with such regulation. This chapter begins with a brief overview of the Dutch energy sector before liberalization. It then discusses the most important elements of the energy liberalization process. As a result of this process, energy companies increasingly act as commercial entities instead of public utilities. The way in which the liberalization process affects the extent and type of regulation is illustrated by two different examples. The first example concerns the regulation of pipeline safety and the current trend to switch from a system of self-regulation to statutory legislation. A second involves the tendency to turn to state ownership as a command-and-control instrument in addition to the application of recently introduced statutory laws.

Keywords:   Netherlands, commercial entities, energy liberalization, electricity sector, pipeline safety, state ownership

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