CitizEE Policy Workshop: legal and regulatory aspects of creating citizen finance schemes for energy efficiency – 11 March 2022

- 09 March 2022

As part of CitizEE, a consortium co-financed by the EC under Horizon 2020, this workshop will present the legal and regulatory aspects of creating citizen finance schemes for energy efficiency for policy makers, regulators and system operators.

The recommendations are based on lessons learned from pilot cases from four different EU Member States and concern the European as well as the national legal framework of each of these Member States. The workshop will give an overview of the relevant European framework under the EU Green Deal, in particular the Renovation Wave Strategy. In this context, we will explain further details regarding the legal and regulatory development of energy efficiency, renewables, energy performance of buildings and crowdfunding for future projects.

Date: 11 March 2022
Time: 11.00-12.00 CET
Location: Online
Registration (free): Zoom

Speaker: Dr Maximilian Wimmer, Scientific Advisor, Stiftung Umweltenergierecht

Maximilian Wimmer has been working as a research assistant at the Environmental Energy Law Foundation since November 2017. His work focuses on European environmental energy law. Currently, Maximilian Wimmer is working on questions of increasing energy efficiency and citizen financing, also through crowdfunding, in particular within the framework of the project “Citizen Financing for Energy Efficiency (CitizEE)”. He is also involved in the projects “Peer-to-Peer Trading based on Blockchains (pebbles)” and “Infrastructure for Decentralized Energy Data (InDEED)”. There he deals in particular with the topic of data protection in the field of energy trading platforms and blockchain.
From 2015 to 2017 he was research assistant at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he received his doctorate on the subject of “The constitutional significance of state practice” (with special reference to foreign violence) and worked on a project of the same name by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. He was also a lecturer in the lecture “European Union Law” at the Europa-Universität Flensburg.