Emissions trading, renewable energies, security of supply – there are many hot potatoes in the field of mining and energy law. Neighbouring legal areas are often affected by single questions.
The focus of the activities of the institute is to take care of the closely linked subjects of mining law and energy law along with all legal connecting lines, for instance constitutional law and administrative law, as well as commercial, company, and competition law. Thanks to its research activities, the institute has become a popular contact for companies, authorities, and associations not only in the Rhine-Ruhr region. At RUB, the conditions are favourable for the dialogue between lawyers and representatives of economics, geoscience, and engineering sciences, which is essential in the energy sector.