14 Oct 2019

Talk on community energy policy in Chile and Scotland

CEPMLP’s Wednesday visiting speaker Series kicked off on 9th October 2019 with a talk on community energy policy in Chile and Scotland from an alumnus Francisco Merino.  Francisco is the Community Energy Coordinator in the Ministry of Energy in Chile. An Attorney from the Universidad Finis Terrae (Chile), Francisco graduated from CEPMLP with an LLM in Natural Resource and Policy 2015.  He has experience in regulatory law and community engagement since 2010 in Chile and the USA and is currently working as an intern with the Scottish Government, Local Energy Scotland and Edinburgh University,...

Talk on community energy policy in Chile and Scotland

10 Oct 2019

Supply Chain Management Teaching in Mozambique

CEPMLP PhD candidate, Theresia Sumarno, recently delivered a module at the Universidade Eduardo Monlane in Mozambique. This international teaching experience was proposed as a result of CEPMLP's Professor Raphael Heffron being a Visiting Professor at the university in Mozambique.  Theresia delivered a module on Supply Chain Management in the Oil and Gas Industry to students who are currently enrolled on a master's degree in Oil and Gas Economics. She taught 42 students, delivering a group exercise on the tendering process in the oil and gas industry and also provided an overview on how oil and gas c...

Supply Chain Management Teaching in Mozambique

3 Oct 2019

Rio Tinto Scholarships for LLM Mineral Law and Policy

Rio Tinto plc, together with CEPMLP, acknowledges the importance of contributing worldwide to sustainable mineral resources development. As part of the Rio Tinto/CEPMLP Partnering Agreement, we are delighted to inform you that we are offering three fully funded postgraduate scholarships leading to the LLM in International Mineral Law and Policy starting in January 2020.  Application deadline: Friday 18th October 2019 The award will offer the successful candidate: Payment of academic tuition fees 12 monthly stipends for living expenses for a single student An arrival allowance and thesis/i...

Rio Tinto Scholarships for LLM Mineral Law and Policy

23 Sep 2019

Elements of a ‘European’, ‘International’, ‘Global’ Climate Consensus after Paris?

CEPMLP and Law School staff are working closely together on a conference that will bring key players in the climate and energy debate to Dundee this week. Joining law and science in a conference with integrated masterclass is a unique opportunity of facilitating inter-generational, multi-disciplinary discourse to identify a global climate consensus amongst the next generation in the legal professions and beyond. Climate change is an unprecedented challenge to humankind. It represents one of the great risks that the next generation faces when we hand the planet over. For full details, please see Climate Con...

Elements of a ‘European’, ‘International’, ‘Global’ Climate Consensus after Paris?

23 Sep 2019

The international law of energy

The question of what international energy is and whether it even exists has been hotly debated. Prof Roeben and Dr Mete are giving a new answer to this long debate, in the  context of the energy transition. Their research has now been published as working paper I the Edinburgh series. It will feature as a chapter in the first volume “Global Energy in Transition” that will inaugurate the new series “Global  Energy Law and Policy, which the CEPMLP is publishing in cooperation with Hart Publishing....

23 Sep 2019

Alumni Interview Francis Tumwesige, Partner and Team Leader at Cristal Advocates

Daniel Gilbert, Extractives Hub Communications Director interviewed CEPMLP graduate Francis Tumwesige, Partner and Team Leader at Cristal Advocates, on the 18th September 2019 in Kampala. Francis Tumwesige holds a Masters of Law (LLM) in Oil and Gas Law and Policy, awarded with distinction, from CEPMLP, University of Dundee. He works at Cristal Advocates, a specialist law firm working on energy sector taxation issues, with two fellow University of Dundee alumni.New Ugandan Mining Bill Francis Tumwesige: "There is a new Mining Bill going through the legislative proces...

Alumni Interview Francis Tumwesige, Partner and Team Leader at Cristal Advocates

23 Sep 2019

Alumni Interview Job Kahigwa, Director of Rohi Engineering Ltd.

Daniel Gilbert, Extractives Hub Communications Director interviewed CEPMLP graduate Job Kahigwa on the 18th September 2019 about the work of him and his company.   Job Kahigwa holds two University of Dundee Master's qualifications: a Masters of Law (LLM) in Petroleum Taxation and Finance, and a Masters of Science (MSc) in Energy Studies and is Director of Rohi Engineering Ltd. Job Kahigwa said:  "I returned to Uganda from the UK in 2013. It was a very exciting time for me to be back, as many International Oil Companies were here, especially Total, Tullow Oil and the China...

Alumni Interview Job Kahigwa, Director of Rohi Engineering Ltd.

23 Sep 2019

CEPMLP PhD graduate Geoffrey Mabea is appointed Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Regulators Association of East Africa

Dr Geoffrey Mabea, a CEPMLP PhD graduate in June 2019, has been appointed Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Regulators Association of East Africa ("EREA"). His appointment is the result of a global competitive search. Founded in 2008, EREA is an association of utility regulators in Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zanzibar, and Southern Sudan (the Democratic Republic of the Congo has applied to join it). The role of EREA is to pool expertise in energy sector regulation, promote regional cooperation in energy infrastructure planning, encourage capacity building, develop sust...

CEPMLP PhD graduate Geoffrey Mabea is appointed Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Regulators Association of East Africa

17 Sep 2019

CEPMLP Student Jeremy Odor selected for The International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL)

The International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL) was established in 2001 by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in cooperation with the University of Montpellier located at the south of France. The programme ran from the 26th of August, to the 6th of September 2019 and was recommended to students of CEPMLP by Prof. Raphael Heffron, an alumnus of the ISNL. Jeremy was delighted to be selected for this year’s course which was comprised of 62 participants from 33 different nationalities. The majority of the participants were professionals from government regulatory agencies, operators of nuclear power pla...

CEPMLP Student Jeremy Odor selected for The International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL)

26 Aug 2019

The Conversation: We need to switch to renewable energy faster

"Energy is the lifeblood of all societies. But the production of energy from the burning of fossil fuels produces carbon emissions that are released into the atmosphere on a grand scale. The energy sector accounts for more than 70% of these emissions, which are driving climate change worldwide. Reducing carbon emissions from the energy sector has a direct and positive impact on climate protection. So there needs to be a transition from the current energy system that relies heavily on fossil fuels to a system that uses renewable energy sources that do not emit carbon, such as wind and solar...

The Conversation: We need to switch to renewable energy faster