• Learn why climate and energy law influence hydrogen development
  • Find out how incentives and taxes influence the hydrogen market
  • Get to know what is needed for developing a hydrogen economy


Climate law aims for climate change mitigation and a shift towards clean technology, while energy law aims for efficient markets to supply energy commodities. In this lecture we explain how mechanisms under the scope of climate and energy law can be jointly deployed for the development of a hydrogen economy. What are the legal building blocks for creating a viable and competitive market for hydrogen? How can the EU ETS and a carbon tax influence the incentives and preferences for grey, blue or green hydrogen? What legal changes are needed to support green hydrogen? Join us and find out!


Gijs Kreeft
Gijs Kreeft works as Legal policy officer hydrogen at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. In this position, he contributes to the development of the EU and Dutch regulatory framework for hydrogen as an energy carrier. In the past, Gijs has done research on regulation for hydrogen and power-to-gas technology within the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability of the University of Groningen.

Edwin Woerdman
Edwin Woerdman is Professor of Markets and Regulation at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands since 2018. He is also Co-director of the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability (GCELS) since 2007. Woerdman has specialized in energy and carbon market regulation, concentrating on emissions trading and other tradable rights. Two of his papers on emissions trading are in the Top 20 ‘Most Downloaded Articles’ of the Review of Law and Economics.

  • Thu 26 November
  • 15:00 - 16:00 (CET)
  • Online