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En kvalitetsanalys av EU:s direktiv om förnybar energi
Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
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2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There's no doubt today that mankind has contributed to the changing climate by

her use of fossil fuels. This must change in the nearby future. The European

leaders are expressing concern that renewable energy sources are not being

used to their full potential. The 2001/77/EC Directive on Electricity Production

from Renewable Energy Sources was accepted in 2001 to encourage the

development of energy production from renewable sources, which is

considered a step towards the fulfillment of the goal of the Union, that 12% of

the gross energy consumption should come from renewable energy sources by

the year 2010.

The objective of this thesis is to illuminate the common legislation of the EU

regarding renewable energy with regard to goal fulfillment, judicial quality,

conflicts with other goals of the EU and other faults. The objective is reached

by a hermeneutic study in which interpretation of written text is the main

method. To analyze whether the EU stimulates the usage of renewable energy

within the union I have applied a method used in audits. I have analyzed an

empirical material and drawn conclusions using an inductive method.

It is difficult to make specific demands on the legislation of member states

because the circumstances vary heavily depending on external factors and other

laws. The laws of the European Union must conform to a large number of

criteria to be considered rational and legitimate. They must be in line with the

basic goals of the union, serve the purpose of the legislator, not violate any

human rights and be coherent with other legislation.

Directive 2001/77/EC complies with the fundamental goals of the union. It also

complies fully with basic human rights, particularly the right to a good

environment, which is included in the third generation human rights. The

directive does not however meet all the political rationalities because it does not

serve all intended political purposes. The directive was accepted as an important

step for the union to reach the goals of the Kyoto protocol. It is, however, clear

that the goals for the year 2010, as presented in the directive and the Kyoto

protocol, will not be reached unless the use of renewable energy sources sees a

drastic increase.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Environmental law, European Union, Energy
Keyword [sv]
Miljörätt, Europeiska Unionen, Energi
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7765OAI: diva2:199002
2008-01-17, 00:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-02-16 Created: 2008-05-14 Last updated: 2010-02-16Bibliographically approved

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