Introduction to the Course
As a result of the continuous growth of the importance of renewable energy there is not a single professional who exercises an activity related with energy industry that can remain in the margins and uninvolved with the regulation and integration of renewable energy or with the deep and rapid technological evolution that is constantly occurring in this area of activity. The EU Clean Energy Package, proposed by the European Commission in November 2016, included eight legislative texts among which this course will particularly focus on the Renewables Energy Directive and the Governance Regulation. With the pace of regulatory reforms and technological innovation not seeming to draw to a halt in the near future, attending this course will offer the opportunity to acquire knowledge from, and debate with, renowned experts and professionals of the field in relation to the current challenges but also on their upcoming development.
Vítor Pereira das Neves / Nevin Alija
The aim of the course is to provide a thorough introduction to the Clean Energy Package and the regulatory changes it introduced with specific focus to the Governance Regulation and the recast Renewable Energy Directive. This focus will always be framed and supported by the more practical perspective of those who exercise their professional activity in this area and by the new characteristics that the business, also as a result of technological changes and of the broader economic and political options and circumstances, is gaining from day to day. Through this course the attendants will gain in depth overview of renewable energy support mechanisms, binding RES targets, auctions, guarantees of origin, self-consumers and prosumers. The course aims also at providing tools for the participants to label challenges and implications for the integration of renewable energy and implementation of regulation. Creating an environment of constructive discussion and interactions among participants and renowned experts and professionals from a widespread of background and institutions in the energy sector is of utter importance to the organizers and crucial to achieve the purpose of this course.
By attending the Course, the participants will become part of a network of professionals and get to share experiences among each other and with the organizers on issues that affect a range of stakeholders.
Language and Duration
The course will be imparted in English during 5 days from Monday to Friday at 18.00 to 21.30 and will conclude with a Roundtable/Conference open to the public on the following Tuesday.
Dirk Buschle , Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat
Chairholder of the European Energy Policy Chair, College of Europe
Tiago Cartaxo Ph.D. Researcher, Lisbon Nova Law School
Introduction into the Renewable Energy Directive:
Catarina Brito Ferreira, Partner at ML – Morais Leitão
Andreas Formosa, Senior Associate Energy, Clifford Chance LLP, London
Innovation landscape for a Renewables based future – New opportunities and challenges:
OPEN E –ROUNDTABLE – 6th of October 2020
The State of Renewable Energy – Presentation of the Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR)
Thomas Andre, Project Manager and Analyst, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
Speakers to be announced