Energy Security in Europe: How to keep the lights on, the dictators out, and the sea level down?
UiO:Energy and Department of Political Science welcomes you to an Energy lecture on the Energy Security on Europe. This lecture introduces the newly published book ‘Energy Security in Europe: Divergent Perceptions and Policy Challenges edited by Kacper Szulecki from department of political science, UiO.
There will be served a simple breakfast before the lecture so we appreciate if you register for attendance.
About the lecture
How can we make sure we have enough energy in Europe without increasing the risk of dangerous climate change and without perpetuating dependency on non-democratic energy producers? This is the fundamental question of European Union’s energy security, in which Norway wants to see itself as part of the solution, not the problem. But what is ‘energy security’ and why do different European states follow such different energy policies? Do they all see the same threats, or are some more concerned by costs, others by climate change while other still – afraid of the geopolitical consequences of energy imports, particularly from Russia?
As one of few scientists who has provided an analytical definition to what energy security can be, emphasising an energy system's characteristics, Jessica Jewell will give an introduction to the topic. Jewell is a Research Scholar in the Energy Program at IIASA (International Institute for Applied System Analysis) and an Associate Professor in the field of energy transitions at the University of Bergen. Her research focuses on understanding how political, economic, and technological constraints shape future energy systems in different countries.
Her introduction will be followed by comments and discussions among the editor of Energy Security in Europe, Kacper Szulecki (Dept of Political Science, UiO), and two of the other co-authors, Dag Harald Claes (Dept of Political Science, UiO) and Jakub Godzimirski (NUPI -Norwegian Institute of International Affairs).