Decarbonizing the Energy Sector

Michigan State Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, Vol. XV, 2019, Forthcoming

Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 309/2019

72 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2019 Last revised: 24 Apr 2019

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Mariya Peykova

Queen Mary, University of London

Victoria Nalule

Queen Mary University of London

Pinar Kara

Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law; Queen Mary University of London

Date Written: February 26, 2019

Abstract

The European Union (EU) is working on several key goals related to energy, including greater energy efficiency, greater use of renewable energy, and increased energy security across the EU. Decarbonization encompasses all of these goals, and different EU member states are at different stages when it comes to progress on decarbonization. This article examines progress in four EU countries (Bulgaria, Poland, France, and Finland) and identifies specific measures being taken in this regard. From promoting electric vehicles to deploying smart grids and smart meters, new projects and initiatives are underway. However, each country has its own particular set of barriers and opportunities when it comes to decarbonizing the energy sector, related to financing, regulation, technology, and other factors. The article examines these factors as well as success factors and models for replication across the EU. Furthermore, it looks at the role of regulation and how it can be adapted to create conditions more conducive to effective and sustainable decarbonization.

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael and Peykova, Mariya and Nalule, Victoria and Kara, Pinar, Decarbonizing the Energy Sector (February 26, 2019). Michigan State Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, Vol. XV, 2019, Forthcoming; Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 309/2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3342052

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Victoria Nalule

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Pinar Kara

Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law ( email )

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