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Dr. Thorsten Müller

Stiftung Umweltenergierecht

Research Director
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  • Section
  • Law
  • Working Group
  • Hydrogen Economy 2030


Thorsten Müller has been Research Director at Stiftung Umweltenergierecht since 2011. In his research, he focuses on European and German Renewable Energy Law, Energy Efficiency Law and the coordination of interactions between different legal instruments.

He is working on several research projects, in particular those dealing with legal questions arising out of the expansion of renewable energies. Additionally, he works as an advisor to the Federal Government and state governments. On several occasions, he was heard as a legal expert by the German Parliament (Bundestag) and several state parliaments. He is an author, editor and speaker in the field of Environmental Energy Law.

Thorsten Müller is the founder of the Research Centre for Environmental Energy Law (Forschungsstelle Umweltenergierecht) of the University of Würzburg, of which he was the head from its foundation in 2007 until its successful completion in August 2011. In 2003/2004, he worked as a project advisor for the Federal Environment Ministry Bundesumweltministerium). In this position, he worked on the amendment to the Renewable Energies Act 2004 (EEG-Novelle 2004) and the amendment to the Energy Industry Act (EnWG). In 2004, he returned to the chair of Prof. Dr. Helmuth Schulze-Fielitz at the University of Würzburg. From 1996 to 2001, he studied law in Würzburg and Salzburg with a focus on Economic Administrative Law and, from 2001 to 2003, he completed his legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Celle.

In the ESYS project, Thorsten Müller is involved in the working group „Hydrogen Economy 2030“.