Towards Energy Democratization

Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review, Vol. 31, Forthcoming

Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 308/2019

66 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2019

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Marius Greger

Queen Mary University of London

Hanna Knigge

Queen Mary University of London

Date Written: February 21, 2019

Abstract

This article examines energy regulation in two European Union (EU) Scandinavian countries: Denmark and Sweden. The article analyzes regulation in both countries aimed at promoting renewable energy, increasing energy security, and achieving decentralization via technology such as smart meters and smart grids. The article also identifies current barriers to achieving these goals. Progress on electric vehicles is addressed as well as on storage systems. As data protection is a key concern with the advent of smart grids and smart meters, the article analyzes regulatory considerations regarding data privacy and protection, both at the EU level and specifically within Denmark and Sweden. The article provides recommendations for both countries, such as the need for further deregulation and greater financial commitments, among others.

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael and Greger, Marius and Knigge, Hanna, Towards Energy Democratization (February 21, 2019). Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review, Vol. 31, Forthcoming ; Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 308/2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3339274

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Marius Greger

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Hanna Knigge

Queen Mary University of London ( email )

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