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