Access to energy is decisive for economic growth and security, but also implications for climate change and local pollution problems.
Energy issues of particular relevance for Norway are the petroleum sector and renewable energy. NUPI’s research on energy issues is coordinated by the institute’s Energy Programme. This programme, established in 2006, is a cross-cutting activity in which NUPI’s other organizational units are also involved.
At NUPI, research on energy issues focuses on:
- the Arctic
- the former Soviet Union
News about energy
13 Dec 2016
Rex Tillerson – one of the main Western proponents of closer cooperation with Russia in the petroleum sector – has been nominated as Secretary of State for the USA. That may have considerable geopolitical ripple effects.
1 Mar 2016
As an input to the EU’s work with their new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy, NUPI and EUISS organized a roundtable session on energy security in Northern Europe and the Baltic region on February 11.
Publications about energy
2017The Arctic as a booming oil and gas province has been a predominant geopolitical representation of the region. However, the shale gas revolution in the United States and the drop in oil prices since late 2014 has reduced the viability of many high-cost Arctic oil and gas prospects. Little scholarly...
2017This book contributes to an ongoing debate about the EU as a global actor, the organization’s ability to speak with one voice in energy affairs, and the external dimension of the regulatory state. Investigating whether the Energy Union amounts to a fundamental shift towards Europe's new 'Liberal...
- Publication : ARTIKKEL
Research projects about energy
2016 - 2017 (Ongoing)
The project examines the geopolitical consequences of a large-scale transition to renewable energy, both in terms of the fading of old energy and geopolitical patterns and systems and the emergence of...
2015 - 2017 (Ongoing)
This project aims to explore how structural changes in the surroundings, in form of increased integration between different energy sources and regions, is managed by international organizations.
2016 - 2019 (Ongoing)
We know little about the role of science and business actors in contemporary Arctic governance. This project seeks to address this gap