Establishing a Positive Energy District: legal aspects and challenges: Related to cases from the lighthouse city of Groningen

Daisy G. Tempelman (First author)

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Abstract

This report relates to the Horizon 2020 project entitled ‘Making City’. The report was conducted by the Hanze University of Applied Sciences to the benefit of the
Municipality of Groningen and other consortium partners in the Making City project and addresses the legal impediments that may arise when creating and achieving a Positive Energy District (PED). In doing so, it specifically addresses the situation in the city of Groningen and the legal framework of the Netherlands.

This report highlights legal developments of (upcoming) EU and mostly Dutch legislation related to a PED, such as the Collective Heat and Supply Act (Warmtewet) and the Environmental Act. Moreover, smart contracts used in the Block chain technology is discussed and a chapter on Intellectual Property legislation is included which becomes relevant when using new innovations and technologies. Furthermore, it identifies certain legal barriers that emerged in the establishment of the Groningen PED.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHanze University of Applied Sciences
Number of pages71
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2023

Keywords

  • energy transition
  • Heat Act
  • Making City H2020 EU project
  • Collective Heat and Supply Act
  • Environmental Act
  • Dutch legislation
  • intellectual property
  • blockchain
  • smart contracts
  • Groningen
  • lighthouse city
  • barriers

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