The analysis of the legal basis that the Lisbon Treaty provides for the energy and envi- ronmental policies highlights the search for a ‘necessary balance’ between national and supranational interests in the pursuit of shared objectives. The changes to the European governance for climate and energy, which are being defined in the proposed Regulation for a European law on climate, extend the decision-making framework applied to certain regulatory competences in the field of energy to the environmental policy as well, in light of the close interrelation between the objectives pursued particularly in the fight against climate change. By adopting ‘interstate solidarity’ as a parameter for a decision-making process based on a structured dialogue between regulatory levels, we can observe the innovative scope of the Lisbon Treaty, which – ‘between the lines’ of its provisions – offers unprecedented opportunities for developing the European Union integration also in those fields that need a balance of interests among Member States.
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