Professor Jurgita Malinauskaite

Presenting

The Green Energy Transition: EU regulatory frameworks and policies

Biography

Jurgita Malinauskaite is a professor at Brunel Law School (BLS) working for the University since January 2008. Before committing herself to academia, she served as a competition lawyer at the Competition Council of Lithuania.

Professor Jurgita Malinauskaite is also a Divisional Lead for Private and Commercial Law. Previously, she was the Athena Swan Lead for BLS; she successfully led our department to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award, becoming the first non-STEMM BUL department to receive this award. She was also the Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity (CBASS) 2015-2018.

Professor Jurgita Malinauskaite’s research expertise lies in competition law, energy law, and waste law. She is the author of numerous journal articles as well as two monographs: Merger Control in Post-Communist Countries, Routledge, 2010; and Harmonisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement, Springer, 2019. Her current focus is on interdisciplinary research.

Professor Jurgita Malinauskaite is also a Co-IP of three Horizon 2020 projects: i) ETEKINA (heat pipE TECHnologies for INdustrial Applications, further information on: https://www.etekina.eu) 2017-2021; ii) InComEss (Innovative Polymer-Based Composite Systems for High-Efficient Energy Scavenging and Storage) 2020-2023; and iii) iWAYS (Innovative WAter recoverY Solutions through recycling of heat, materials and water across multiple sectors); The project – iWays.

Abstract

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to the international community. To address climate change challenges, the European Green Deal was issued in the EU, which is a new strategy to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, to boost the economy through green technology, create sustainable industry and transport, and cut pollution.

The Green energy transition is one of the European Green Deal’s priorities. There is an urgent need for a transition from an energy sector dominated by fossil fuels to one based on renewable energy sources, simultaneously, making progress on energy efficiency (reducing energy demand). Specifically, this paper concentrates on the EU perspective: the EU energy policies and frameworks, including the European Green Deal and various packages, including the most recent ‘Fit for 55’ package to speed up decarbonisation.