1st Edition

Deregulation in the European Union Environmental Perspectives

Edited By Ute Collier Copyright 1997

    Examines the environmental implication of economic deregulation through case studies of the energy, transport and water sectors. The book deals with options for deregulation, looking at self-regulation, negotiated agreements and environmental management systems. Presenting evidence from a number of EU member states and Hungary, a likely contender for EU membership, this work points at particular challenges facing these countries.

    List of Tables, List of Figures, Notes on Contributors, Part I - Deregulation and liberalisation: new challenges for environmental policy, 1. The environmental dimensions of deregulation: an introduction, 2. Competitiveness, deregulation and environmental protection, 3. Deregulation of environmental law in a perspective of stimulating knowledge generation, 4. Access to information in a deregulated environment, 5. Deregulation as an environmental policy instrument in Hungary, Part II - Sectoral Perspectives, 6. Liberalisation in the energy sector: environmental threat or opportunity?, 7. Liberalisation or deregulation? The EU's transport policy and the environment, 8. Market and regulatory failure in the water sector, Part III - Industry in a deregulatory climate, 9. Large firms, SMEs and European environmental deregulation, 10. Industry and environmental policy instruments in a deregulatory climate: the business perspective, 11. Voluntary agreements as a form of deregulation? The Dutch experience, 12. Environemntal management systems in the Netherlands: towards the third generation of environemental licensing?, 13. Epilogue


    Ute Collier