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Clean Energy Law is facilitated by Paul Venus, partner in the firm of Holding Redlich, which has a significant renewable energy law practice in Australia. He is also a non-executive director of CleanCo Queensland, a Queensland Government-owned renewable energy company.
This course opens opportunities to participate in an emerging and changing renewable energy legal environment. Establish your foundational knowledge and gain insights in relation to the policy responses of government to the challenges of climate change and carbon levels. You’ll explore current issues in the generation and distribution of clean energy and the legislative framework of the renewable energy sector in Australia.
You will be introduced to the concepts involved in the regulation of a national grid and the clean energy market. In a virtual workshop scenario, you’ll enjoy the benefits of networking and collaboration while devising an advice regarding entry into a power purchase agreement.
Knowledge and insights from this course will assist you in advising stakeholders on new and novel sources of energy generation. Set your sights on this emerging area of legal work!
This short course takes the form of a four-hour webinar conducted via Zoom video conferencing platform.
Part one - Clean energy (1.5 hrs)
What is “clean energy”?
The need for clean energy: climate change
Renewable energy policy in Australia – overview
Legislative framework – overview
The renewable energy target
Break – 15 minutes
Part two - Legal aspects of markets for clean energy (1.5 hrs)
National Electricity Market – analysis of the legal rules that facilitate the following:
Specific markets - analysis of the laws that facilitate the following:
Deep dive into power purchase agreements (PPAs)
Break – 15 minutes
Part three - Workshop: PPAs (30 mins)
Scenario: An in-house counsel for a renewable energy company is asked to advise on the drafting and negotiation of a PPA and advise on associated risks. The workshop explores possible issues that the lawyer must consider.
Part four - Specific renewable energy legal issues (30 mins)
By attending this course, participants will gain
A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you’re eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘A bit about you’).
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This course will be facilitated online using Zoom, with course materials provided via the Canvas LMS. You will need:
This course is suitable for, but not limited to:
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Paul Venus is Queensland Managing Partner of the firm Holding Redlich, which has a significant renewable energy law practice in Australia. In addition, Paul is a non-executive director of CleanCo Queensland Limited, Queensland’s publicly owned clean energy company, and also a member of its risk and audit committee.
Paul has been practising commercial law for over 30 years and is listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 and 2021 editions for litigation. He is also recognised in the 2017 edition of Doyles Guide as a recommended lawyer in intellectual property in Queensland, and is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in commercial litigation.
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