Catherine Banet

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Room Room 143 Domus Media east wing
Visiting address Petroleum and Energy Law Department Domus Media east wing Karl Johans gate 47 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Law

Academic Interests

Energy law – petroleum law – environmental law – EU/EEA law – state aids – internal energy market.

Undergoing research: EU state aids law and renewable energy sources; capacity mechanisms; crowdfunding of energy projects; gas transport infrastructures in Norway; exploitation of seabed resources; carbon capture and storage (CCS); regulation of technology innovation in the energy sector.

Teaching experience and student supervision

Energy law – petroleum law – environmental law – EU and EEA law – competition law (in particular state aids) – renewable energy – climate change.

Higher education and employment history

Ph.D. (UiO, Oslo) 2012, LL.M in International and European Energy and Environmental Law (KUL, Leuven) 2007, MA in International Politics (Ceris, Paris/Brüssel) 2003, MA in European Affairs (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) 2002, LL.B (Lille) 2002, I.E.P. (Aix-en-Provence) 2001.

Associate Professor, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Petroleum and Energy Law Department, 2014-

Associate Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, Oil and Energy Department, 2011-2014

Ph.D research fellow, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Petroleum and Energy Law Department, 2006-2011

Associate Lawyer, law firm Huglo-Lepage & Partners, Brussels, 2004-2006

Blue Book stagiaire, European Commission, Directorate General Environment, Brussels, 2003-2004

Intern, U.S. Embassy in Belgium, Department of Commerce, Energy and Environment Sections, 2003.

Membership and appointments

Research Group in Natural Resources Law, Faculty of Law

Nordic Environmental Law Network (NELN)

Energy Law Research Forum (ELRF)

European Law Network, Faculty of Law

ECOHZ Renewable Energy Foundation (EREF), Board member

Expert committee on energy and environmental law of the Norwegian Center for Continuing Legal Education, member

Member of the Academic Advisory Group of the Section on Energy, Environmental and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL), International Bar Association (IBA)

Tags: Energy Law, Petroleum Law, Natural resources, EU Law, EEA law, environmental law, Nordic, European Law, State aids, Law of the Sea, climate change, renewable energy, CCS, crowdfunding


Ph.D-thesis: Tradable green certificates schemes under EU law: the influence of EU law on national support schemes for renewable electricity generation(UniPub, 2012) (Kluwer, forthcoming 2014). Nominated to the King’s Gold Medal.

  • Banet, Catherine (2017). Effectiveness in Climate Regulation: Simultaneous Application of a Carbon Tax and an Emissions Trading Scheme to the Offshore Petroleum Sector in Norway. Carbon and Climate Law Review.  ISSN 1864-9904.  11(1), s 25- 38 . doi:
  • Banet, Catherine (2016). Enabling the crowdfunding of energy projects: the regulation of small-scale community financing in Europe, In Lila Barrera-Hernandez; Barry Barton; Lee Godden; Alastair Lucas & Anita Rønne (ed.),  Sharing the costs and benefits of energy and resource activity. Legal change and impact on communities.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780198767954.  Kapittel 18.  s 317 - 337
  • Banet, Catherine (2015). Coexistence and Interaction Between Offshore Petroleum Activities and Surrounding Physical Environment: Area Use and Emissions Regulation. The Norwegian Case.. Oil, Gas and Energy Law.  ISSN 1875-418X.  13(6)
  • Banet, Catherine (2015). Coexistence and interaction between offshore petroleum activities and surrounding physical environment: area use and emissions regulation. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  456, s 257- 286
  • Banet, Catherine (2010). Terms and conditions of renewable energy certificates trading in the United States, In Bram Delvaux; Michael Hunt & Kim Talus (ed.),  EU energy law and policy issues. ELRF collection. Second edition.  Euroconfidentiel.  ISBN 978-2-930066-72-1.  Section 4.4.  s 323 - 360
  • Banet, Catherine (2009). Non-nuclear energy. Yearbook of International Environmental Law.  ISSN 0965-1721.  18, s 288- 309
  • Banet, Catherine (2009). Regulering av utslipp fra skipsfart. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  (371), s 73- 77
  • Banet, Catherine (2008). Bioenergy as integration of the sustainable development principle in energy policy. The particular case of EC biomass regulation, In Hans Christian Bugge & Christina Voigt (ed.),  Sustainable development in international and national law.  Europa Law Publishing.  ISBN 978-90-76871-84-4.  Chapter 4.4.  s 445 - 473
  • Banet, Catherine (2008). The use of market-based instruments in the transition from a carbon-based economy, In Donald N. Zillman; Catherine Redgwell; Yinka O. Omorogbe & Lila K. Barrera-Hernandez (ed.),  Beyond the carbon economy. Energy law in transition.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-953269-8.  10.  s 207 - 230
  • Banet, Catherine (2007). Legal agenda for the review of the EU emissions trading scheme. MarIus.  ISSN 0332-7868.  (360), s 347- 381

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