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Energy Transition of the Electricity Sectors in the European Union and Japan

Regulatory Models and Legislative Solutions

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores the two leading economies aiming to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

  • Examines the energy transition from a regulatory standpoint in an all-encompassing way

  • Comprehensively addresses the EU and Japan's climate-energy challenges thus filling the market gap

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    • Maciej M. Sokołowski
    Pages 1-20
  3. Making the Electricity Market Liberalised

    • Maciej M. Sokołowski
    Pages 21-72
  4. Making the Electricity Sector Emission-Free

    • Maciej M. Sokołowski
    Pages 73-127
  5. Making the Electricity Sector Renewable

    • Maciej M. Sokołowski
    Pages 129-173
  6. Making the Electricity Sector Energy Efficient

    • Maciej M. Sokołowski
    Pages 175-213
  7. Conclusion

    • Maciej M. Sokołowski
    Pages 215-238
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 239-246

About this book

This book examines a variety of laws and policies governing the European and Japanese electricity sectors. The book evaluates and compares the regulatory frameworks for achieving energy transitions in Japan and the European Union (EU) by answering a number of questions on the essence and range of the regulatory models used by leading global economies which herald carbon neutrality by 2050.

The book systematises Japanese and European energy policies and legislation including electricity-related policies, plans, and programmes. To discuss these matters in relation to the European and Japanese 2050 energy transition the book delves into the four pillars of the transition: market reform, reduction of emissions, promotion of renewables, and enhancing energy efficiency. Each chapter shows the timing of the actions undertaken both in Europe and Japan; analyses the character of the conducted actions, including the players and stakeholders of the realised agenda; and presents the technologies involved in the energy transition. These correspond with the policy goals and priorities which propelled the energy transition in the EU and Japan. The author provides answers to questions concerning the regulatory tools that Japan and the EU may use in the future, and the problems which may emerge during the implementation phase. Additionally, the book presents the lessons learned on facilitating the energy transition. The book provides an in-depth review of the EU and Japan’s energy policies and laws in terms of electricity market and climate action, including energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and the reduction of emissions.
 
Maciej M. Sokołowski holds a PhD in law (summa cum laude), with habilitation (Doctor of Science, DSc). He is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Meiji University in Tokyo, associated with the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He is an expert in the field of energy law and regulation of the energy sector, the author of two books on energy regulation as well as about 80 papers and reports on public law and energy policy.

Keywords

  • electricity markets
  • electricity sector
  • energy law
  • climate-energy policy
  • EU energy sector
  • energy in Japan
  • energy regulation
  • energy regulators
  • electricity market reform
  • energy transition
  • just transition
  • European Green Deal
  • Japanese Green Deal
  • carbon neutrality 2050
  • energy efficiency in Japan
  • renewable energy sources in Japan
  • GHG emissions in Japan
  • energy efficiency in the EU
  • renewable energy sources in the EU
  • GHG emissions in the EU

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

    Maciej M. Sokołowski

About the author

Maciej M. Sokołowski holds a PhD in law (summa cum laude), with habilitation (Doctor of Science, DSc). He is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Meiji University in Tokyo, associated with the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He is an expert in the field of energy law and regulation of the energy sector, the author of two books on energy regulation as well as about 80 papers and reports on public law and energy policy.

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-98896-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)