This book explores links and synergies between international trade and two of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century:
achieving sustainable energy (i.e., energy that is affordable, secure, and clean) and mitigating climate change. It takes
the unique approach of not only examining how international trade can help achieve energy and climate goals, but also the
impact of emerging tools and technologies such as smart grids and demand response, and the potential role and impact of citizens
and prosumers. The book analyzes energy- and trade-related regulations in a range of jurisdictions to assess how conducive
the regulation is towards achieving sustainable energy, and identifies gaps and overlaps in the existing legal framework.