Quo vadis, energy transition law?

Shaping the future energy system

  • Michael Kalis IKEM - Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität, e.V. (Deutschland)
  • Lars Dittmar IKEM - Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität, e.V. (Deutschland)
Keywords: innovation, deregulation, experimental rule, carbon pricing


As a transformation process, the energy transition involves a variety of actors: enterprises, science, consumers, and the legislator. The latter can be a major driver or inhibitor of the energy transition. The energy transition law is decisive for the success or failure of the energy transition and plays a part in shaping the future energy system. This energy future requires technological, economic, and regulatory innovations. Given the complexity of innovations, the legislator faces special challenges. It has a wide range of legal instruments at its disposal to deal with these challenges. A current focus is on so-called experimentation clauses. In this article, the authors examine whether these instruments are sufficient to prepare the energy transition law for the technologies and business models of the future.
How to Cite
KALIS, M.; DITTMAR, L. Quo vadis, energy transition law?. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 28, n. 3, p. 48-53, 9 Dec. 2019.