Catherine Banet

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Phone +47 22859614
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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

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; electricity marked design; corporate renewable PPAs; guarantees of origin; crowdfunding of energy projects; 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

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

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)

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.

  • Bjørnebye, Henrik & Banet, Catherine (2019). Licensing regime: Norway, In Eduardo Guedes Pereira & Henrik Bjørnebye (ed.),  Regulating offshore petroleum Resources. The British and Norwegian model.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781785368905.  Chapter 4.  s 96 - 126
  • 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), s 92- 104 . doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i1.1791
  • 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), s 443- 464 . doi: 10.1080/02646811.2019.1663048 Show summary
  • Banet, Catherine (2018). Prosumer Legislation in Norway: A First Step for Empowering Small Energy Consumers., In Martha Roggenkamp & Catherine Banet (ed.),  European energy law report Volume XII.  Intersentia.  ISBN 978-1-78068-672-1.  VIII.  s 169 - 189 Show summary
  • Banet, Catherine (2018). Techno-nationalism in the context of energy transition. Regulating Technology innovation transfer in offshore Wind technologies, In Donald N. Zillman; Martha Roggenkamp; Leroy Paddock & Lee Godden (ed.),  Innovation in energy Law and Technology. Dynamic solutions for energy transitions.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-882208-0.  Part 5.  s 74 - 99
  • 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: /10.21552/cclr/2017/1/5
  • Banet, Catherine (2017). Legal framework to develop offshore Wind Power in France, In Anton Ming-Zhi Gao & Chien-Te Fan (ed.),  The Development of a comprehensive legal framework for the promotion of offshore Wind Power. The lessons from Europe and Pasific Asia.  Wolters Kluwer.  ISBN 978-90-411-8397-2.  Chapter 3.  s 59 - 86
  • Banet, Catherine (2017). Legal framework to develop offshore Wind Power in Norway, In Anton Ming-Zhi Gao & Chien-Te Fan (ed.),  The Development of a comprehensive legal framework for the promotion of offshore Wind Power. The lessons from Europe and Pasific Asia.  Wolters Kluwer.  ISBN 978-90-411-8397-2.  Chapter 5.  s 103 - 142
  • Banet, Catherine (2017). The Paris agreement to the UNFCCC: underlying Dynamics and expexted consequences for the energy sector, In Martha Roggenkamp & Catherine Banet (ed.),  European energy Law report XI.  Intersentia.  ISBN 978-1-78068-469-7.  Chapter IV.  s 71 - 91
  • 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 (OGEL).  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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  • Banet, Catherine & Roggenkamp, Martha (2020). European Energy Law Report XIII. Intersentia.  ISBN 978-1-78068-950-0.  469 s. Show summary
  • Roggenkamp, Martha & Banet, Catherine (ed.) (2018). European energy law report Volume XII. Intersentia.  ISBN 978-1-78068-672-1.  291 s.
  • Roggenkamp, Martha & Banet, Catherine (ed.) (2017). European energy Law report XI. Intersentia.  ISBN 978-1-78068-469-7.  345 s.

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