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
21 Jun 2018
So how is the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), founded in 2009, doing?
18 Dec 2017
A new book edited by NUPI researcher Indra Øverland examines how civil society, public debate and freedom of speech affect the management of oil and gas resources.
Publications about energy
2018This book discusses how civil society, public debate and freedom of speech affect the management of natural resources. Drawing on the work of Robert Dahl, Jürgen Habermas and Robert Putnam, the book introduces the concept of public brainpower. Good governance of natural resources requires fertile public...
2018The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), created in 2009, is the only intergovernmental organization dedicated to renewable energy. Drawing on several new datasets, this article explores IRENA in the context of three other major international energy organizations: the International Atomic Energy...
Research projects about energy
2017 - 2018 (Ongoing)
This project is mapping the threats and the historical usage of digital weapons against critical infrastructures, as well as examining the problems arising from unclear responsibilities in responding to...
2016 - 2017 (Completed)
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 (Completed)
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.