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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes further findings from his EU research grant WiseGRID

His articles are due to be published in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law

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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has published further findings resulting from his research grant funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020. The project, WiseGRID, is a multi-year, multi-million Euros research project that aims to electrify the energy sector in the European Union. 

“Electrifying the energy sector: The case of Slovakia and the Czech Republic”

This article explores the current picture of Slovakia’s and the Czech Republic’s domestic energy market, the national reality concerning decentralization efforts as well as their suitability to achieve it. It assesses the current situation of new technologies, namely smart grids, electric mobility, demand response, and electricity storage technologies.

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“Energy, Electricity and Smart Grids in Latvia and Portugal – Developments and Concerns”

This article explores the electricity sector of Latvia and Portugal, the European Union’s (EU) policy on clean energy, electricity, and smart technologies, the relationship developed between them, and the feasibility of smart grids’ and other new tools and technologies’ popularisation in the context of the Latvian and Portuguese electricity markets.

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These articles are due to be published in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law.