Catherine Banet

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Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Academic Interests

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

Undergoing research: energy market design, EU state aids law and the energy sector, energy infrastructures regulation, corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements; guarantees of origin; crowdfunding of energy projects; exploitation of seabed resources; offshore energy production, incl. offshore wind and hydrogen; carbon capture and storage (CCS); regulation of technology innovation in the energy sector.; network codes.

Teaching experience and student supervision

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

Co-Director of the professional part-time LL.M programme in Energy Law: North Sea Energy Law Programme (NSELP) (nselp.eu).

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, Energy and Resources Law Department (2014-). 

Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo. Projects: Implementing Network Codes (INC) and Regulating Power in Norway Decentralization or Centralization (POWREG)  (2020-2024).

Scientific Advisor, Frisch Center, Oslo Center for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy (CREE) (FME) (2017-2019).

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

Head of the Department for Energy and Resources Law, University of Oslo (2021-)

Vice-Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Law (2017-)

Chair of the Board, Norwegian Energy Law Association (2021-)

Research Group in Natural Resources Law, Faculty of Law

Nordic Environmental Law Network (NELN)

European Law Network, Faculty of Law

CERRE - Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) - Academic Research Fellow (2019-)

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)

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) (available in open access in DUO). Nominated to the King’s Gold Medal.

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

Publications

  • van der Spek, Mijndert; Banet, Catherine; Bauer, Christian; Gabrielli, Paolo; Goldthorpe, Ward & Mazzotti, Marco [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2022). Perspective on the hydrogen economy as a pathway to reach net-zero CO<inf>2</inf> emissions in Europe. Energy & Environmental Science. ISSN 1754-5692. 15(3), p. 1034–1077. doi: 10.1039/D1EE02118D.
  • Banet, Catherine & O'Brien, Alice (2021). De-risking the hydrogen-ccs value chain through law. European Energy and Environmental Law Review. ISSN 1879-3886. 30(2), p. 24–41.
  • Banet, Catherine (2021). The treatment of intellectual property rights in open innovation models: new business models for the energy transition. In Rognstad, Ole-Andreas & Ørstavik, Inger Berg (Ed.), Intellectual Property and Sustainable Markets. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 978 1 78990 134 4. p. 206–232.
  • Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Mazzotti, Marco; van der Spek, Mijndert; Banet, Catherine; Shah, Nilay & Sunny, Nixon [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2021). Elegancy - enabling a low-carbon economy via hydrogen and CCS. In Røkke, Nils Anders & Knuutila, Hanna K (Ed.), TCCS–11. CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage. Trondheim 22nd–23rd June 2021. Short Papers from the 11th International Trondheim CCS Conference. SINTEF akademisk forlag. ISSN 978-82-536-1714-5. p. 135–142. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banet, Catherine & Brunt, Astrid Skjønborg (2021). Regulating high voltage power lines : electromagnetic fields and safety. In Roggenkamp, Martha; Graaf, Kars J. de & Fleming, Ruven (Ed.), Energy law, climate change and the environment. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 978-1-78811-967-2. p. 621–632.
  • Banet, Catherine (2021). Regulering av karbonfangst, transport og lagring i norsk rett. In Bugge, Hans Christian (Eds.), Klimarett - internasjonal, europeisk og norsk klimarett mot 2030. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215043425. p. 520–556. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banet, Catherine (2021). Local Content and Sustainable Development in Norway. In Olawuyi, Damilola (Eds.), Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets.. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 978-1-108-49537-0. p. 245–263. Full text in Research Archive
  • Boasson, Elin Lerum; Banet, Catherine & Wettestad, Jørgen (2021). France: from renewables laggard to technology-specific devotee. In Boasson, Elin Lerum; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud & Wettestad, Jørgen (Ed.), Comparative Renewables Policy: Political, Organizational and European Fields. Routledge. ISSN 9780367187668. p. 149–170.
  • Banet, Catherine; Wawryk, Alexandra & Pereira, Eduardo (2020). Regional Seas Conventions and Decommissioning. The Regulation of Decommissioning, Abandonment and Reuse Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry: From Obligation to Opportunities.. Wolters Kluwer. ISSN 9789403506937. p. 47–74. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banet, Catherine (2020). Norway, The Regulation of Decommissioning, Abandonment and Reuse Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry: From Obligation to Opportunities.. Wolters Kluwer. ISSN 9789403506937. p. 541–557.
  • Banet, Catherine (2020). Regulating the Reuse and Repurposing of Oil and Gas Installations in the Context of Decommissioning: Creating Incentives and Enabling Energy System Integration. The Regulation of Decommissioning, Abandonment and Reuse Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry: From Obligation to Opportunities.. Wolters Kluwer. ISSN 9789403506937. p. 205–227. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banet, Catherine (2020). Electricity Network Tariffs Regulation and Distributive Energy Justice: Balancing the Need for New Investments and a Fair Energy Transition. In Del Guayo, Íñigo; Godden, Lee; Zillman, Donald D; Montoya, Milton Fernando & González, José Juan (Ed.), Energy Justice and Energy Law. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198860754. p. 83–102. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198860754.003.0006. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banet, Catherine (2020). Legal Status and Legal Effects of the Commission’s State Aid Guidelines: The Case of the Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG) (2014-2020). European State Aid Law Quarterly. ISSN 1619-5272. 19(2), p. 172–184. doi: 10.21552/estal/2020/2/9.
  • Banet, Catherine (2020). The Law of the Seabed. In Banet, Catherine (Eds.), The Law of the Seabed: Access, Uses, and Protection of Seabed Resources.. Brill|Nijhoff. ISSN 978-90-04-39156-7. p. 1–18. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1163/9789004391567_002.
  • Smith, Don; Banet, Catherine & Martinez Romera, Beatriz (2019). Teaching the law of energy transition in the era of internationalisation and digitalisation of legal university education: the Transatlantic University Collaboration in Climate Change and Energy Law (TUCCCEL) programme. Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law. ISSN 0264-6811. 37(4), p. 443–464. doi: 10.1080/02646811.2019.1663048.
  • Bjørnebye, Henrik & Banet, Catherine (2019). Licensing regime: Norway. In Pereira, Eduardo Guedes & Bjørnebye, Henrik (Ed.), Regulating offshore petroleum Resources. The British and Norwegian model. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 9781785368905. p. 96–126. doi: 10.4337/9781785368912.00010.
  • Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Szulecki, Kacper; Rayner, Tim & Banet, Catherine (2019). Energy security concerns versus market harmony: The Europeanisation of capacity mechanisms. Politics and Governance. ISSN 2183-2463. 7(1), p. 92–104. doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i1.1791. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banet, Catherine (2018). Prosumer Legislation in Norway: A First Step for Empowering Small Energy Consumers. In Roggenkamp, Martha & Banet, Catherine (Ed.), European energy law report Volume XII. Intersentia. ISSN 978-1-78068-672-1. p. 169–189. doi: 10.1017/9781780688091.010. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banet, Catherine (2018). Techno-nationalism in the context of energy transition. Regulating Technology innovation transfer in offshore Wind technologies. In Zillman, Donald N.; Roggenkamp, Martha; Paddock, Leroy & Godden, Lee (Ed.), Innovation in energy Law and Technology. Dynamic solutions for energy transitions. Oxford University Press. ISSN 978-0-19-882208-0. p. 74–99. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198822080.003.0005.

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  • Banet, Catherine; Mostert, Henri; Paddock, Leroy; Montoya, Milton Fernando & Guayo, Iñigo del (2022). Resilience in energy, infrastructure, and natural resources law. Examining legal pathways for sustainability in times of disruption. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-286457-4. 379 p.
  • Banet, Catherine; Hall, Keith; Wawryk, Alxandra; Pereira, Eduardo Guedes & Trischmann, Heike (2020). The Regulation of Decommissioning, Abandonment and Reuse Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry: From Obligation to Opportunities. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN 9789403506937. 696 p.
  • Banet, Catherine (2020). The Law of the Seabed: Access, Uses, and Protection of Seabed Resources. Brill|Nijhoff. ISBN 978-90-04-39156-7. 90(90). 640 p.
  • Banet, Catherine & Roggenkamp, Martha (2020). European Energy Law Report XIII. Intersentia. ISBN 978-1-78068-950-0. 469 p.
  • Roggenkamp, Martha & Banet, Catherine (2018). European energy law report Volume XII. Intersentia. ISBN 978-1-78068-672-1. 291 p.

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