Towards a Carbon-Free, Decentralized, and Democratized System of Energy Generation

62 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2019

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Andrew Filis

Queen Mary, University of London

Mariya Peykova

Queen Mary, University of London

Marius Greger

Queen Mary University of London

Date Written: September 26, 2019

Abstract

In line with the European Union’s energy and climate targets for 2030, the European Commission has put forward a vision of an integrated energy system capable of delivering energy efficiency and a low-carbon economy. The increasing digitalisation of the energy system will serve as the vehicle to a carbon-free, decentralized, and democratized system of energy generation and transmission. The introduction of smart grids across EU Member States will contribute to the shift towards a more sustainable energy system. This article will assess the eligibility and readiness for the implementation of smart grids in three jurisdictions of the European Union: Hungary, Cyprus, and Lithuania. The main focus of the article is the electricity market in these jurisdictions. It is in this context that the article will assess the extent to which the regulatory framework in these countries is favorable to the successful implementation of smart-grid technology.

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael and Filis, Andrew and Peykova, Mariya and Greger, Marius, Towards a Carbon-Free, Decentralized, and Democratized System of Energy Generation (September 26, 2019). Connecticut Journal of International Law, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2020, Forthcoming; Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 319/2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3460007

Rafael Leal-Arcas (Contact Author)

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Andrew Filis

Queen Mary, University of London ( email )

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Mariya Peykova

Queen Mary, University of London ( email )

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Marius Greger

Queen Mary University of London ( email )

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