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
2019This edited collection details and analyses the dramatic changes that the international political economy of energy has undergone in the past decade. This change began with the increasing assertiveness of Russia when the oil price rose above the $100 mark in 2008. This, combined with the rise of shale...
2018This article seeks to nip in the bud four emerging myths about the geopolitics of the rise of renewable energy and the concomitant increase in electricity usage. The article presents alternative perspectives, arguing that (1) the risk of geopolitical competition over critical materials for renewable...
Research projects about energy
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2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The International Panel on Arctic Environmental Responsibility is an independent and free-standing body tasked with assessing the environmental status of oil, gas, and mining companies in the Arctic.
2017 - 2018 (Completed)
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...