Dra. NURIA ENCINAR ARROYO “THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: PUTTING CONSUMERS AT THE HEART OF THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL FOLLOWING RUSSIA’S WAR ON UKRAINE”
Author: Dr. Nuria Encinar Arroyo
Published in Global Energy Law and Sustainability, Edinburgh University Press, August 2023, vo. 4, No. 1-2 : pp. 51-71
On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a military invasion on Ukraine that created a humanitarian catastrophe by destroying lives, homes and infrastructures. The illegal invasion has had significant consequences: electricity prices have soared and wholesale gas prices have more than doubled, sparking a global energy crisis. Another consequence has been global food prices rising to the highest levels ever recorded. On the other hand, consumers have to be at the core of the EU’s energy policy. For this to happen, a wide range of initiatives have to be implemented to make consumers an active part of the clean energy transition and help them save money and energy. To this end, this work will first review the liberalization process, and then discuss how green liberalization can be advanced in light of the Green Deal. Following this, we will explore how consumers will engage in future energy markets and then we will move on how the war affects consumers and Europe’s ability to reach carbon neutrality in the second half of the 21st century.
Keywords: war in Ukraine; Russia; consumers; European energy law; Green Deal;energy transition; climate emergency; REPowerEU.
Full text available here: Global Energy Law and Sustainability (GELS), Edinburgh University Press, August 2023, vo. 4, No. 1-2 : pp. 51-71
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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Dra. Nuria Encinar Arroyo is a lawyer and an actuary with over 20 years of experience. She holds a Leadership Program for Public Management (PLGP) at IESE Business school. She is an expert in Public Law, European Energy Law and economic regulation having developed her professional career in different law firms (Dentons) as well as in private companies (E.ON, VIESGO, EDP) and in the Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) of the European Commission in Brussels (stagiaire). She is the General Secretary of the Spanish Energy Law Association (member of EFELA). She is Doctor Cum Laude in Administrative Law and «Europeus Doctor» from the CEU San Pablo University of Madrid and from the Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law Policy (CEPMLP) of the University of Dundee (Scotland). Also she was awarded by the IX Harvard Course in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. She has received various recognitions and awards in her professional career, among them, “The Best Lawyer in the Energy Sector in the prestigious top 100 Energy Legal Dealmakers Awards, 2022”.