During the six day, two-part residential training, participants will gain a sound knowledge of and critical insight into recent developments in EU energy law and policy, and a better understanding of the market and economic principles which underpin legal provisions. The course will examine the ambitions of the European Energy Union and how these will be realised in practice, exploring the legal framework behind the objectives alongside in-depth studies on the future role of energy consumers and the impending challenges for conventional as well as renewable energy producers and other market players.
Realising the EU’s Energy Union
- The European Energy Union: The Legal and Policy Framework
- Applying the Rules in Practice
A Whole Systems Approach’- The Electrification of Transportation?
- De-carbonising Transport
The creation of a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy is a key ambition for the current European Commission, to support the transition to a secure and competitive low-carbon economy by 2050. At present, the European Union and its Member States are obliged to increase the share of renewable energy in electricity production by 20% and, in the transport sector, to 10% by 2020. But our markets and institutions are, to a large extent, constructed for conventional energy sources and conventional forms of transport. The challenge is to make markets fit for higher shares of RES and integrate renewable energy into transport markets, through the electrification of transport. The Commission’s legislative proposals on its new market design and its Renewable Energy Package, foreseen for late 2016, are the legislative tools to address them. 2017 is set to be a critical year for the implementation of the Resilient Energy Union and its Climate Change Policy packages and, in the 2017 Summer School we will explore the legal framework in which these packages must be realised. We will consider the ambitions of the Union and how these will be realised in practice, alongside in-depth studies on the future role of energy consumers and the challenges for conventional as well as renewable energy producers and other market players.
Leigh Hancher is Professor of European Law at Tilburg University, part-time Professor at the Florence School of Regulation (EUI), and Of Counsel at the Amsterdam office of Allen & Overy LLP. She is an internationally renowned EU law expert and has counselled firms in a broad range of procedures. She has regularly acted as an adviser to the European Commission and the European Parliament on energy law issues. In addition, Professor Hancher regularly contributes to leading journals, has directed several research projects, and is the author of numerous titles, including EU State Aids, 4th edn (Sweet & Maxwell 2012), Capacity Mechanisms in the EU Energy Market (OUP 2015), and EU Energy Law: EU Competition Law and Energy Markets Volume II (Claeys & Casteels 2016).
Dörte Fouquet is Partner at Becker Büttner Held (BBH), Brussels Office, and specialises in EU law and international legal relations, with focus on competition, infrastructure, energy and environment. Dörte advises companies, finance institutions, associations, governmental agencies in Germany and other EU Member States, EU institutions and on international level. Prior to joining BBH in 2011, she was Partner at Kuhbier and before that, she worked for the Ministry for the Environment and Energy in Hamburg and Liaison office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to the European Commission in Brussels. Dörte holds PhD in law from the University of Hamburg.
General fee: € 4,500
For donors, National Regulatory Authorities and academics: € 3,500
For PhD students; € 1,000
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