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Michael H. Küper
Head of Energy Law for Industry at PwC Germany
Tel: +49 211 981-5396
The German Federal Government has constantly expanded and updated the regulatory framework conditions regarding climate protection and energy in recent years, as part of its efforts to drive the energy transformation forward. Many aspects of the legal framework are mapped out by European law. In Germany, the legal requirements related to energy and climate cover a wide range of laws, statutes and regulations – including the German Renewable Energy Sources Act and the resulting tariff, for example.
The number of amendments and the speed of change make it difficult for network operators and industrial companies to analyze and implement the legal requirements. Permanent monitoring of energy and climate protection law is one approach that aims to reduce risks and drive forward a company’s sustainable development, while also revealing new opportunities such as privileges or access to funding.
"Companies will only be able to succeed in international competition and create an additional competitive advantage if they understand the latest energy and climate protection laws."
The climate and energy-related legal requirements on the European and German national level affect almost every company and institution in the economic landscape. Even companies that do not appear to be directly addressed by a law at first glance can be affected indirectly. This can create significant challenges. Whether directly or indirectly affected, the way a company approaches topics including the environment, renewable energy, sustainability, climate protection and energy law is a decisive factor in its competitive position. For this reason, it is important to understand how a company will be affected – and to know what options are available.
Companies across industries – not just those in the energy sector – must now identify the specific impact of energy and climate protection law, and must then develop possible solutions. In this context, they should take the following considerations into account:
Companies will only be able to take the necessary actions and reactions to the challenges described above if they know the extent to which they are directly or indirectly affected by energy and climate protection laws. In this regard, it is important that they do not carry the entire cost of climate change and that the burdens on their core business are not too heavy. To achieve this, companies need to take a professional approach to the requirements of climate protection and energy law – and must tap into the related opportunities.
The legal experts at PwC support you by conducting comprehensive and company-specific analysis of the legal framework conditions and the available financial compensation opportunities.
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The legal experts at PwC support you in achieving your targets for sustainability and climate change, adapting your procurement strategy, reacting to market changes quickly and effectively, and reducing costs in the long-term. Our specialists have deep expertise related to opportunities for compensation or other privileges, and have many years of experience of communicating with government ministries and authorities. We take a committed and dedicated approach to every project.
Partner, Lawyer, PwC Germany
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Dr. Daniel Callejon
Senior Manager, Lawyer, PwC Germany
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