The Energy Law Department develops proposals for innovative legal frameworks. We accelerate climate change mitigation by providing recommendations for an optimised framework for energy conservation and the expansion of renewables. The energy transition calls for comprehensive measures that improve flexibility and the interconnection of energy sectors.
But the legal framework is still aligned with electricity generation based on fossil fuels and large, centralised power plants. Energy law also lacks an integrated view of the energy sectors. IKEM supports the energy transition with legal analyses to identify regulatory barriers. Based on these analyses, IKEM researchers develop concepts for the improvement of the legal framework in close cooperation with practitioners in the energy industry. The Energy Law Department is paving the way to conserve energy, expand renewable energies, integrate renewables into the various energy sectors and increase opportunities for public participation.
A successful energy transition encompasses all sectors and goes beyond green power generation. In this context, sector coupling can contribute to the achievement of cross-sector climate protection goals and, at the same time, to more flexibility.