Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment Investment

Brussels moves against intra-EU investor-state arbitration raise Energy Charter dilemmas

The Commission is stepping up efforts to root out intra-EU international investment arbitration. Yet doing so for Energy Charter Treaty-based cases raises dilemmas for a body that wants to promote the agreement globally but sees support for the text dwindling at home, as seen with Italy’s recent outright pull-out. By Iana Dreyer.

‘Environmental goods’ trade talks: EU settles for limited ambition for December deadline
Energy & Environment World Trade Organization

‘Environmental goods’ trade talks: EU settles for limited ambition for December deadline

EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström outlined the EU’s current approach to the ‘environmental goods agreement’ under negotiation among seventeen World Trade Organization members.  Realism in what can be achieved by an initial December deadline for concluding talks has set in, as Brussels aims for a two-step approach and a “living agreement” that can be updated over …

TTIP good or bad for the climate?
Energy & Environment

TTIP good or bad for the climate?

[sh_light_text ] The Energy Post,  the debating platform on EU energy policy, has published two opinion articles discussing whether the planned transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) is good or bad for the climate. Take a plunge into the arguments and counter-arguments put forward by two eminent analysts, Ilana Salomon from the Sierra …