Netherlands, Groningen

Legal Measures for Energy Transition

when 4 March 2019 - 8 March 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 500

A further improvement of the sustainability of energy sources is one of the main challenges in both Western Europe and in upcoming economies such as the Vietnamese. The question arises whether governmental bodies can successfully stimulate investments in sustainability (e.g. solar panels, electric cars, smart grids and heat and cold installations) with for instance tax incentives. Furthermore, it is important that the civil law regulations facilitate that investments in sustainability can be financed and mortgaged adequately. Needless to say: the more certainty for the financing banks, the lower the costs of a loan and the more attractive it is to invest in sustainability.

During the second edition of the winter school Legal measures for energy transition we will discuss the way the legal system can contribute to the durability of the use of energy.

Course leader

Dr. E.F. Verheul

Target group

This course is especially designed for master students and legal practitioners with a specific interest in the tax aspects and property law aspects of energy transition. Participants are required to have obtained a bachelor degree in law.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:
- assess to what extent sustainable measures can be financed according to Dutch and Vietnamese law;
- assess with which type of fiscal measures sustainability can be stimulated.

Credits info

The workload is estimated at 40 hours, including assignments and exam. A certificate of attendance will be awarded after successful completion of the winter school.

Fee info

EUR 500: Participation is free for students and employees from CTU and UG