Energy Union Law & Policy

The FSR provides a forum for critical discussion and independent analysis of the developments in EU energy law and policy. Our activities are aimed at professionals from national energy regulatory authorities, European and international institutions, energy-focused law firms, consultancies and energy utility companies.

The FSR organises an extensive series of policy events throughout Europe focusing on the current topics facing energy market players from both a legal and economic perspective, and promote European and international networking through knowledge and practice sharing. We carry out applied research and provide training courses that bring together leading experts in the field to provide participants with critical insight and comprehensive knowledge of the key issues in energy law and policy.

Energy Union Law Knowledge

The EU electricity network codes and guidelines : a legal perspective (2nd edition)

The EU network codes and guidelines for electricity, first introduced in the Third Energy Package, are designed to enable the implementation of an EU internal electricity market. These codes and…

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HANCHER, Leigh;KEHOE, Anne Marie;RUMPF, Julius
The potential of capacity subscription contracts
The potential of capacity subscription contracts

On 5 October 2022, the FSR debate ‘Capacity subscription contracts for the electricity markets’ discussed the potential of capacity subscription…

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This podcast focuses on the Commission’s state aid decision on the Belgian capacity mechanism from August 2021 and highlights the key legal aspects of the case. This case is a…

Capacity mechanisms in the EU energy markets : law, policy, and economics

Capacity remuneration mechanisms (or simply capacity mechanisms) have become a fact of life in member states' energy markets and are one of the hottest topics in the wider European regulatory…

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HANCHER, Leigh;DE HAUTECLOCQUE, Adrien;HUHTA, Kaisa Iida Amanda;SADOWSKA, Malgorzata
Regulatory Responses to Carbon Lock-in: takeaways from our online debate
Regulatory Responses to Carbon Lock-in: takeaways from our online debate

Our last #FSRDebate addressed the crucial question of how policymakers and regulators can avoid carbon lock-in jeopardising the attainment of…

Takeaways from recent energy Case Law from the CJEU
Takeaways from recent energy Case Law from the CJEU

On Friday, 3 June 2022, the FSR hosted the most recent edition of its popular biannual update on recent energy…

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In this podcast, Professors Kim Talus (Universities of Tulane, Eastern Finland and Helsinki), Dirk Buschle (Energy Community Secretariat, College of Europe), and Leigh Hancher (FSR, Tilburg University, and Baker Botts…

Regulating Gas Storage: Enhancing European Security of Supply Through Solidarity?  
Regulating Gas Storage: Enhancing European Security of Supply Through Solidarity?  

On Wednesday, 6 April 2022, a #FSRDebate discussed the highly topical issue of gas storage in the European Union. Specifically,…

Ukraine's challenges and prospects of joining the internal energy market
Ukraine's challenges and prospects of joining the internal energy market

On Wednesday, 1 June 2022, the #FSRDebate “What is missing for Ukraine to join the Internal Energy Market?”  gathered Ukrainian…

Training Courses

The EU Green Deal
The EU Green Deal

This eight-week course covers the fundamentals of energy and climate policy in the EU Green Deal. The Grand Tour of Europe’s energy and climate policy The European Green Deal is…

Evolution of Electricity markets in Europe
Evolution of Electricity markets in Europe

EU Electricity Network Codes & the Clean Energy Package Enter the world of electricity markets in Europe ‘Evolution of electricity markets in Europe’ is an 8-week online course in collaboration…

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Research

The school carries out multidisciplinary research with the purpose of developing economically, legally, and socially-sound regulation and policy.

Training courses

Designed by an international faculty of academics and the main experts in the field, our courses are designed to meet the educational needs of professionals at all levels.

Policy events

Our events bring together the world of academia and practice to offer a vast range of opportunities for open discussion and practice sharing.

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Recent Podcasts

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    The European Commission’s state aid decision on the Belgian capacity mechanism
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    The CJEU's Judgment In The OPAL Case: Discussing The Scope Of Energy Solidarity
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    Episode 3 - Germany’s Lignite Phase-Out
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    Episode 2 - Germany’s Hard Coal Phase - Out
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    Episode 1 - Dutch Decision
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    Nord Stream 2 AG v European Parliament and Council of the European Union
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    Foreign Investment Control In The EU
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    The Latest On Hinkley Point A Study In State Aid To Nuclear
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