In this article, Camilla Bausch and Julia Rufin provide an overview of the content of the German energy law, as adopted by the German Parliament in 2005.
The new energy law is based on European Directives. The authors focus their contributing article on the essential new provisions. A description of the future regulation of the energy market is provided and the new rules concerning the unbundling of the energy sector are exposed. Furthermore, provisions that extend the requirements of European law are described.
The article is published in the in the 29 April 2005 edition of EWerK info, and is available at the Institut für Energie und Wettbewerbsrech in der kommunalen Wirtschaft e.V. an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Press release of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, 15 April 2005: Bundestag verabschiedet neues Energiewirtschaftsgesetz und schafft damit Voraussetzung für baldigen Start der Energieregulierung [German]