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EU Law as an Instrument for Energy Justice: Ensuring Energy Security in a Contemporary Global Context (EUJUST, 9/2021-8/2024)

Principal Investigator: Dr Kaisa Huhta

The project, led by Dr Kaisa Huhta, examines the role of European Union law in addressing the justice dimensions of ensuring energy security in the global low-carbon transition. The project analyses the structure, interpretation and functioning of EU law in an effort to find alignment between the imperative of ensuring energy security and the theoretical ideal of energy justice. The research project develops theoretical energy justice criteria for law that enable the EU to achieve energy security in a just and equitable way without compromising the low-carbon transition.

The research is funded by the Academy of Finland (grant 340998)

Project publications:

Kaisa Huhta, Energy Security in the Energy Transition: A Legal Perspective, in Geoffrey Wood (University of Stirling), Dr Vincent Onyang, Komali Yenneti and Mariana Liakopoulou (eds), Handbook of Zero Carbon Energy Systems and Energy Transitions (Palgrave, 2022, accepted for publication).

Peter Oliver and Kaisa Huhta, ‘Free Movement of Goods in the Labyrinth of Energy Policy and Capacity Mechanisms’, in Leigh Hancher, Adrien de Hauteclocque, Kaisa Huhta and Malgorzata Sadowska (eds.), Capacity Mechanisms in the EU Energy Market. Law, Policy, and Economics (Oxford University Press 2021, accepted for publication).

Kaisa Huhta, ‘The contribution of energy law to the energy transition and energy research’, 73 Global Environmental Change (2022).

Kaisa Huhta, ‘The ‘Fit for 55’ -Package in the Context of EU Energy Law and Policy’, 1 OGEL (2022).

Kaisa Huhta, ‘C-718/18 Commission v. Germany: Critical Reflections on the Independence of National Regulatory Authorities in EU Energy Law’, 30(6) European Energy and Environmental Law Review (2021), 255-265.

Kaisa Huhta, ‘The Scope of State Sovereignty under Article 194(2) TFEU and the Evolution of EU Competences in the Energy Sector’, 4 International & Comparative Law Quarterly (2021).

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