Energy & Utilities
December 7, 2023

Drafting the Nuclear Energy and Safety Act

TRINITI led the international consortium of advisers drafting the Nuclear Energy and Safety Act, its legislative intent and the explanatory memorandum for the Estonian Ministry of Climate. The draft law was part of a year-long consultancy project which also included the mapping of the regulatory framework adnd the comparative analyses the current nuclear and radiation safety regulations in Estonia, relevant international nuclear law and legal provisions necessary for the deployment of nuclear energy and was acknowledged for its expertise and thoroughness also by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

In addition to the members of the TRINITI Pan-Baltic Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group (Sten Veidebaum, Tõnis Tamme, Ain Kalme and Madlenne Timofejev), specialists in nuclear law from the international energy law firm Castletown Law in the UK and from the leading Finnish law firm Waselius & Wist also CIVITTA, a leading business consultancy in Central and Eastern Europe, participated in this important project.

The mapping of the regulatory and legal framework for the start-up of a nuclear programme, for the Nuclear Energy Task Force established by the Estonian Government, as well as a number of other studies and materials in this field are available at https://envir.ee/keskkonnakasutus/kiirgus/tuumaenergia-tooruhm.