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EU Clean Energy Package

EU Clean Energy Package

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Understanding the impact of regulations


EU Clean Energy Package

30/04/2019 to 21/06/2019
Online | 6 weeks | 4-10 hrs per week

About this course

The EU Clean Energy Package sets ambitious targets intended to make the EU energy sector more sustainable and competitive by 2030. As well as encouraging innovative technologies and seeking significant reductions in emissions, the package also paves the way for consumers to produce, use and trade their own clean energy.

The Package has the potential to stimulate significant investment in the clean energy sector, with a corresponding increase in professional opportunities. This course, which can be taken on three levels, will equip you to navigate the new legislation, identify the challenges and benefits, and anticipate its impact on future strategy. You will gain understanding of the commercial and legal implications of the Package, and explore the effects of this on your career, organisation and the European community in conjunction with other participants and with the support of subject experts.  

Is this course for you?

This course is suited to a broad range of adult learners, both academic and practitioners, but anyone interested in developing their knowledge of the EU Clean Energy Package to expand their skill set and enhance their research or professional development may apply.

The course will be of particular interest to those professionally affected by the EU Clean Energy Package: TSOs, NRAs, Governments, European associations, utilities, new energy players, other stakeholders.

How does the course boost your career?

At the end of this course you will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the content of the package in a broader (historical, economic, legal) context.
  • Have explored key issues such as capacity mechanisms, bidding zones, and harmonisation of network tariffs.
  • Be able to follow the current discussion on the EU Clean Energy Package and intervene at European level.
  • Understand the links with your work, and be able to anticipate and articulate future obstacles/benefits for your organisation.

Teaching methods and materials

This five week course is composed of reading materials, video content, and interactive and communicative online activities. Each week will have a comprehensive class with live interaction between participants and instructors. After three one-week modules, and a buffer week to complete all project activities, the course culminates in two live panels on the issues and topics raised by participants during the course with selected high-level guest experts.

Participants will work both individually and in groups on specific tasks – all real life cases and issues.

The course can be taken at three different levels:

  1. Novice to Investigator: 4-6 hours/week
  2. Novice to Advocate: 6-8 hours/week
  3. Novice to Master: 8-10 hours/week


K.D. Borchardt (Director, DG ENER) | Clean Energy Package online course

Course experts

Leonardo Meeus

Professor and Partner at Vlerick Business School in Brussels where he directs the Energy Centre, and where he teaches strategy beyond markets. He is also a professor of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute where he directs the online courses on the EU Clean Energy Package and the EU Electricity Network Codes.

Leigh Hancher

Professor of European Law at the University of Tilburg. She is a part-time Professor at the Florence School of Regulation within the European University Institute and the Director of the FSR Energy Union Law Area. Her research interests include energy market regulation, EU state aids and energy market governance.

Christopher Jones

Part-time Professor at the Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute), Adviser ‘Hors Classe’ and former Deputy Director General at DG Energy. He has a background in Law (University of Reading; Colledge of Europe) and he has been serving in the European Commission for more than thirty years.