Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity

May 12, 2018

Saturday Morning at the Law School Public Lecture

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture on

“Preparing Alberta for the Low Carbon Energy Transition: Identifying Pitfalls and Lessons from Germany’s Experience of Scaling Up Renewable Energy Capacity”

Rudiger Tscherning will be the presenter with discussion to follow.

Rudiger Tscherning is Assistant Professor of Law and joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary in July 2016. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws and International Business Law at the University of Heidelberg, where his doctoral research examines dispute resolution mechanisms in international energy infrastructure projects. He hold a LL.M. in Energy and Climate Change Law and Policy from the University of Dundee/Scotland (2011) and an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from the University of Nottingham/England (2003). He also holds an LL.B. from Trinity College Dublin/Ireland (2002).

Prior to his time at the University of Heidelberg, Rudiger was the founding Executive Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainability Law at Qatar University College of Law, where he also was a Lecturer of Law teaching on energy and sustainability law. Before joining academia, Rudiger practiced as a solicitor in London, England where his litigation practice focused on the environmental and planning law aspects of energy and infrastructure project delivery.

Since joining the University of Calgary, Rudiger has secured generous funding from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) and the Alberta Law Foundation. He is the Faculty of Law’s current Stikeman Elliot LLP Fellow in Corporate Law, working on a fully funded research project examining the climate change risks and effects on critical energy infrastructure in Canada and the adequacy of legal and regulatory responses.

This event is sponsored by the Alberta Law Foundation.

Contact information: Jane Rowe [email protected]; phone (403) 220-3200.

Location

Room 3360, Murray Fraser Hall (MFH)
University of Calgary (Faculty of Law)
Calgary , AB