Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty
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Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty

Edited by Rafael Leal-Arcas

The Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) provides a unique, article-by-article, textual analysis of this important international agreement. The ECT outlines a multilateral framework for cross-border cooperation in the energy sector based on the principles of open competitive markets and sustainable development.
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ARTICLE 48: STATUS OF ANNEXES AND DECISIONS

Leonardo Borlini and Marina Petri

Abstract

This chapter covers the structure and function of Article 48 of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), with regard to both its purpose and its relevance. Article 48 deals with the status of Annexes, Decisions and Amendments to the Treaty, which are to be considered as an ‘integral part’ of the Treaty itself. This chapter, after a brief introduction presenting and suggesting a systematization of the existing Annexes, includes a section specifically focusing on the Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (PEEREA). In particular, the content and structure of the Protocol are observed, while underlining its pivotal role in the development of energy efficiency strategies among the Parties to the Energy Charter.

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