Facilitating the energy transition in the energy intensive industry

During the Research Day of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance on 26 June 2017, Sanne Akerboom held a presentation of the research project 'Facilitating the energy transition in the energy intensive industry'.

Summary

Sustainability is essential. CO2 emissions need to be reduced and the share of renewable energy needs to increase. Both the energy intensive and power sector present substantial issues for increasing sustainability. So far, progress has been slow in these sectors. In this project we examine legal, economic and governance explanations for the slow transition while also examining legal, economic and governance instruments for facilitating and accelerating this transition in order to stimulate innovation. 

The project is part of Sustainable Energy, one of the research domains within Regulation of Innovation. This is one of the subsidiary themes of the faculty-wide research theme Resilient Societies.