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dr. L.S. Reins

Assistant Professor 

Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)


Dr. Leonie Reins is Assistant Professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Tilburg Law School (the Netherlands). 

Her main area of expertise is International and European Energy and Environmental law. Within this field, she focuses on the regulation of new technologies and developments such as CCS, nanotechnology, shale gas and the emergence of energy prosumers. Regulatory approaches towards risk and risk management also play an important role in her work. Leonie's work further addresses the way in which regulators balance environmental protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation with other objectives, such as energy supply security, and energy efficiency, through, for example, environmental labelling.



Principal publications

  • Reins, L. (2017). Regulating Shale Gas ? challenges of a coherent energy and environmental regulation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.  
  • Van Calster, G., Reins, L. (2017). EU Environmental Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.  
  • Reins L. (2017). New technologies and shale gas: Two sides of the same coin? Lessons learned from the regulation of Carbon Capture and Storage and Nanotechnology. In: Mersinia I., Penttinen S. (Eds.), Energy Transitions: Regulatory and Policy Trends, (pp. 239-258) Intersentia.  
  • Reins L. (2016). Water Use for Unconventional Gas Production in Europe. In: Jadwiga Z., Jeffrey P. (Eds.), Competition for Water Resources - Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe, (pp. 197-211) Elsevier.  
  • Fleming R., Reins L. (2016). Shale gas extraction, precaution and prevention: A conversation on regulatory responses. Energy Research & Social Science (20), 131-141.  
Last amended: 29 November 2017