Fabian Pause is co-founder of Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (SUER – Foundation for Environmental Energy Law) and Head of Department for European and International Environmental Energy Law and Comparative Law. Within this broad field, he has a research focus on European Energy Law and the comparative assessment of national support schemes for renewable energies and energy efficiency with regard to its legal side. He worked in numerous interdisciplinary research projects, among them the EU-commissioned “Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy” (Mainstreaming RES) which assessed the impact of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the next decade. Currently, he is managing the comprehensive project “A new EU architecture for the Energy Transition” (EU-ArchE) which examines the new EU legal framework (“architecture”) in the energy sector for the period 2020 to 2030. A special focus of his work lies on the project “BestRES – Best practices and implementation of innovative business models for Renewable Energies aggregatorS”, funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme. The BestRES project aims to develop innovative business models for the integration of renewable energy sources by aggregating distributed generation and combining this with demand side management and energy storage.
Fabian studied law at the Universities of Würzburg and Madrid (Universidad Autónoma) and finished his degree in law in 2001 and completed a degree in European law. From 2003 to 2007, he was as a lawyer in a law firm specialized in business law. Before joining Stiftung Umweltenergierecht in 2011 he worked as a research assistant at the Research Centre for Environmental Energy Law at the University of Würzburg. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV).