Postdoctoral Researcher

Senior Researcher and Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Kaisa Huhta is a Senior Researcher and an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow at the UEF Law School and at the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law, where her research focuses on EU energy law. Her research in the nexus of EU law and the energy sector has produced publications on State aid law, free movement law, competence and institutional issues in EU law, the regulation of new energy technologies and energy investment, security and consumers in EU law. Her broader research objective is understanding the roles of law in governing the energy sector and the low-carbon energy transition in the EU. Dr. Huhta is the Principal Investigator in the EUJUST project, funded by the Academy of Finland, which studies EU Law as an Instrument for Energy Justice.

Dr. Huhta has published in top level international journals such as the European Law Review and the International and Comparative Law Quarterly. In total, she has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, expert statements and other publications. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford, the European University Institute (EUI), the University of Tilburg and the University of Iceland.

Contact info


Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School




+358 50 594 7271


Teaching Activities

Dr. Huhta's lecturing responsibilities at the UEF Law School has covered courses in general EU law as well as EU energy law. She also supervises Master’s theses in energy law and EU law.

Societal Activities

Dr. Huhta actively carries out consultancy work in the field of EU and Finnish energy law. In addition to her research and consultancy work, Dr. Huhta frequently speaks at international conferences, seminars and training events.

Research groups - UEF