Follow Energy

Date: Thursday, 17 January 2019
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 h
Location: Energy Academy ​Building, Nijenborgh 6
Room: 5159.0029

Open to everyone!

More information about this lecture will follow soon!



Michelle de Rijke
Michelle has been active in the energy industry since the liberalization of the market began in 1998. She works at the level where public affairs and strategic legal advice meet, providing her clients with guidance and assistance through (politically) sensitive issues and projects, towards creative and innovative solutions.

She advises companies, regional authorities, and special interest groups throughout the energy sector’s chain of production, transport and supply, with a focus on the energy transition process. This includes renewable energy projects (biogas, wind, heat, and solar energy), infrastructure (closed distribution centers, smart power grids and storage), pricing regulation, subsidies, and maintenance.

She is a published author and frequent public speaker (for example, at the FD Energy Debate: Housing Construction and Energy Transition). Michelle is consistently recognized as a leading energy and regulatory lawyer in the legal directories, such as Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

Recently Michelle has been appointed temporary judge for the Court of Rotterdam in the Administrative Law sector.

> Identified as “Leading Lawyer” by Who’s Who Legal Energy
> Ranked “leading individual” in Legal 500 2018 (Energy, Regulatory)
> Ranked in Chambers Europe 2018 Energy and Natural Resources, Regulatory (Band 2)

It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education.
Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.

Website: New Energy Coalition