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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas is part of a €14 million grant of the European Commission on smart grids and renewable energy


Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law at QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), participates in a 14 million Euro grant. This is four year project funded by the EU Commission in the framework of Horizon 2020 on competitive low-carbon energy. The grant was awarded to an interdisciplinary consortium of 21 institutions representing engineers, lawyers, economists, trade, energy, and environmental experts.

The project has two strategic goals: 1) the development of a set of solutions and technologies which increase the smartness, stability, and security of an open, consumer-focused European energy grid, with an enhanced use of storage technologies and a highly increased share of renewable energy; and 2) supporting the business and innovation activities of the consortium, and the European sector at large, contributing to the creation of jobs, access to new energy services of citizens and public/private organizations, the reduction of CO2, and the increase of renewable energy.



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