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Torbjørg Jevnaker

Torbjørg JevnakerPosition at FNI: Research Fellow

Academic background
   MA in Political Science, University of Oslo, 2012
   BA in Political Science, University of Oslo
   Exchange semesters at Freie University, Humboldt University, and UC Berkeley

Professional experience
   PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (since 2016).
   Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (since 2012).
   Summer internship (KUBE) at Statnett SF.
   Internship at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin.

Main research interests
   EU energy policy
   EU environmental policy
   European and Norwegian power industry

Main publications


Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg Jevnaker, Rescuing EU Emissions Trading: The Climate Policy Flagship. Basingstoke (UK), Palgrave, 2016, 119 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, Per Ove Eikeland, Lars H. Gulbrandsen and Torbjørg Jevnaker, Linking EU Climate and Energy Policies: Decision-making, Implementation and Reform. Cheltenham (UK), Edward Elgar, 2016, 265 p.

Book chapters and peer-reviewed articles

Andresen, Steinar, Jon Birger Skjærseth, Torbjørg Jevnaker and Jørgen Wettestad. 'The Paris Agreement: Consequences for the EU and carbon markets?' Politics and Governance, Vol 4, No 3, 2016, pp. 188-196.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg and Jørgen Wettestad. 'Linked Carbon Markets: Silver Bullet or Castle in the Air?' Climate Law, Vol 5, Nos 1-2, 2016, pp. 109-117.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, Leiv Lunde and Jon Birger Skjærseth, 'EU-Norway Energy Relations towards 2050: From Fossil Fuels to Low-Carbon Opporunities'. In C. Dupont and S. Oberthür, Decarbonization in the European Union: Internal Policies and External Strategies. Hampshire (UK), Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 222-243.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, 'Pushing administrative EU integration: the path towards European network codes for electricity'. Journal of European Public Policy, Vol 22, No 7, 2015 pp. 927-947.

Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg Jevnaker, 'The EU's Quest for Linked Carbon Markets: Turbulence and Headwind'. In Cherry, T.L., J. Hovi and D.M. McEvoy (eds), Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. London, Routledge, 2014, pp. 266-279.


Jevnaker, Torbjørg, Norway’s implementation of the EU climate and energy package: Europeanization or cherry-picking? FNI Report 7/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 85 p.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, Tor Håkon Inderberg, Jørgen Wettestad and Maria Waag, Den britiske klimalovens første fem år: en oversikt over sentral nasjonal dynamikk og samspillet med EU ('The UK's Climate Change Act's first five years: an overview of domestic developments and interaction with the EU'). Oslo, Energi Norge, 2014, 24 p. In Norwegian.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, An Electric Mandate: The EU procedure for harmonising cross-border network codes for electricity. FNI Report 18/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 105 p.

Commentary articles

Gulbrandsen, Lars H. and Torbjørg Jevnaker, 'Norske vindmøller er en dråpe i havet' ('Norwegian wind mills are only a drop in the ocean'), Aftenposten, 12.04.2016. In Norwegian.

Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg Jevnaker, 'Klimakvoter i medvind' ('Greenhouse gas emission quotas gaining popularity'), Klima, 27.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg jevnaker, 'Mot kvassere klimakvoter i EU' ('Towards stricter emission quotas in the EU'), Energi og Klima, 13.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg Jevnaker, 'Some much needed momentum is finally building behind the EU’s emissions trading system', EUROPP Blog, 24.04.2015.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, 'Klimatåke, ikke klimamål' ('Climate Fog, not Climate Targets'), Dagens Næringsliv, 08.12.2014. In Norwegian.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, Jørgen Wettestad and Tor Håkon Inderberg, 'Klimalov bør utredes grundig – en kjapp høring holder ikke' ('A Climate Law Should Be Carefuly Considered – a Quick Hearing Is Not Enough'), Energi og Klima, 28.11.2014. In Norwegian.

Inderberg, Tor Håkon, Torbjørg Jevnaker and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Gir klimalov bedre politikk?' ('Will a Climate Law Lead to Better Policies?'), Dagens Næringsliv, 09.11.2014. In Norwegian.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, 'EU-regler for kabeldrift nærmer seg' ('EU Regulations for Operating Electricity Networks on the Way'), Energi og Klima, 05.02.2014. In Norwegian.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, 'Fornybar energi krever større markeder' ('Renewable Energy Requires Larger Markets'), Klima, 11.02.2013. In Norwegian.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, 'Motstrøms strømlov?' ('Electricity Legislation Against the Current?'), Energi og klima, 21.01.2013. In Norwegian.
Contact details
   (+47) 67111951
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 Related focal points of research

   European energy and environmental politics
   Climate change

 Important ongoing projects

Designing Effective Emissions Trading: The Contribution of International Diffusion (ETS-DIFFUSION)

Revising the National Renewables Policy Mix: The role of state aid and other key EU policies (REMIX)

Strategic Challenges in International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP)

Competing land-use pressures in Norway: Examining the integration of nature protection concerns in windpower licenses.

 Important past projects

The EU Energy and Climate Package: Causes, Content and Consequences (ECPack) (2010-2014)

Recent relevant FNI News

FNI Recommends Government to Conduct Thorough Assessment of a Possible Norwegian Climate Act (01.02.2015)

Recent media coverage:

'Norsk vindkraft hjelper lite mot klimatrusselen' ('Norwegian wind power not important in combatting climate threat'), Aftenposten, 14.04.2016. In Norwegian.

'Momentum finally building for EU ETS -researchers', Carbon Pulse, 24.04.205.

'Kartlegger virkninger av britisk klimalov' ('Mapping the Effects of British Climate Law'), Energi Norge, 13.02.2014. In Norwegian.

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