Hydrogen is an energy carrier that will be of decisive importance in shaping a climate-neutral future. The use of hydrogen will create the opportunity to decarbonise commercial and passenger car transport, shipping and air transport in particular in a climate-friendly way. In addition, hydrogen should replace coal in particularly energy-intensive industries such as steel production and fossil natural gas in the European gas grid as soon as possible.
In the course of this, a hydrogen economy is developing at a rapid pace that will have a lasting impact on the entire energy sector worldwide. The legal framework for this development has so far been regulated only rudimentarily, both at national level and in the European legal system. Relevant regulations can be found in the Energy Industry Act (EnWG), the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the Energy Financing Act (EnFG), the Wind Energy at Sea Act (WindSeeG) and the Hydrogen Network Decontrol Ordinance (WasserstoffNEV). Due to our distinct competence and many years of professional experience in all areas of energy law, we accompany this process of the emergence of a global hydrogen economy from the very beginning with a particularly pronounced commitment, provide interdisciplinary advice, accompany hydrogen projects from the idea to realisation and, beyond that, also the process of shaping the legal framework, in particular with various lectures, numerous publications and manifold association work.
Our consulting services //
- Accompanying research and development of projects in the hydrogen sector
- Structuring of decentralised concepts from renewable energies and electrolysers
- Answering energy and energy tax questions
- Advising joint ventures on the implementation of hydrogen production with the inclusion of renewable energies
- Advice within the scope of network regulation of hydrogen networks, network connection contracts and network use
- Monitoring and drafting of hydrogen supply contracts and renewable energy PPAs
Our clients //
- Project developer and operator of hydrogen infrastructure
- Banks and investors
- Municipal utilities and energy supply companies
- Energy trader
- Electrolyser manufacturer