Publications in: Energy

Why Europe should be a world leader in renewable energy

Europe must move to a cleaner future. We need to embark on a collective project to become the world leader in renewable energy by 2020. Achieving this would go a long way to address key challenges facing Europe today: use innovation to boost on industrial competitiveness, create new quality jobs, lower energy dependence, democratise the energy sector while making it more environmentally sustainable. mehr more

New chapter in EU-Algeria energy relations

This policy paper draws attention to the need for stronger and more targeted energy cooperation between the EU and Algeria. It proposes an EU-supported energy transition in Algeria aimed at switching Algerian domestic consumption to renewable energy. The initiative can be based on the already existing EU instruments, namely the EU-Algeria Energy Business Forum and the reviewed framework of the European Neighborhood Policy. mehr more

Nord Stream 2: Opportunities and Dilemmas

In September 2015, the Russian monopoly Gazprom signed a shareholder agreement with five European energy companies to build two pipelines shipping gas from Russia directly to Germany through the Baltic Sea. Today, the pipeline project Nord Stream 2 represents the most politically contentious energy infrastructure project in the EU. Jekaterina Grigorjeva (Jacques Delors Institut-Berlin) and Marco Siddi (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs) analyse opportunities and dilemmas of the envisaged supply route for the EU. mehr more

Proposal: EU-Russia Gas Commission

The idea of deepening cooperation in the energy field between the EU and Russia is nothing new. Now that trust between Russia and the EU is at its lowest point since 1990, it is time to revive these ideas. Jekaterina Grigorjeva proposes to establish an EU-Russia Gas Commission in order to use one of the strongest interdependencies between Russia and the EU as a foundation for a long-lasting, trusting relationship. mehr more

ENP and the EU’s security of supply with natural gas

As domestic gas production in the EU is falling, the EU's gas import dependence will probably rise in the future. Security of supply is thus ever more important. Russia's Gazprom together with Western European companies now plans to double the capacity of the existing Nord Stream (1) pipeline with "Nord Stream 2". Philipp Offenberg analyses the geopolitical implications. mehr more