NUPI’s Centre for Energy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre covering international relations and economic issues related to the field of energy. The centre was originally established as the Energy programme in 2006, and brings together researchers from different parts of NUPI working on energy issues.
The centre's objective is to be a forum for analysis of international energy issues, as well as Norway’s role on the international energy arena. It is to function as a meeting place for international actors working on energy related questions, and to facilitate debates on international energy policies.
‘The ambition of the group is to be a driver for NUPI research on climate and energy issues,’ says Indra Øverland, head of the new research group.
African countries face some of the biggest challenges due to climate change compared to other parts of the world, but the funding for research on these changes and their implications in Africa constitutes only a small fraction of global funding for climate change research.
The green transition will undoubtedly affect geopolitics. But how? NUPI researchers have taken a systematic look at 204 publications in the first meta-review on the field of renewable energy and geopolitics.
Less flying. More biking. More staying at home, also when you are working. A new article by nine renowned energy experts explains how the pandemic may change the global energy landscape.
The countries of Southeast Asia are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Why, then, has there been so little will to take action? This paradox is the focus of a new article from the ACCEPT project.
Researchers from NUPI and the University of Sussex analysed USD 1.3 trillion of research funding. From 1990 to 2018 only 0.12% of the funding was spent on a critical issue: how to change societies to mitigate climate change.
This is the main question behind a new index developed by an international research team led by NUPI’s Indra Øverland.
Indra Øverland has examined four assumptions about renewable energy and geopolitics.
On September 14, NUPI’s Russia Conference took place in Oslo. Couldn’t be there? Watch the entire event, including Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide's key note speech, on YouTube.
So how is the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), founded in 2009, doing?
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.
In cooperation with IRENA, Harvard University and Columbia University, NUPI this week publish a report exploring the opportunities and challenges renewables have on geopolitics.
NUPI has partnered with Columbia University and Harvard University.
Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is secretary of state in the USA. That may ease the tension in the country's relationship with Russia.