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Seminar Discusses EU Influence on Norway's Energy
On 16 November, FNI organized a seminar to discuss how the Norwegian energy
sector is influenced by EU energy and climate policies. Speakers included
representatives from the European Commission, Norwegian regulators and the
industry itself. Results of relevant FNI research were also
Adviser Ragnar Semundseth from the European Commission's
Delegation in Oslo started by lining out EU energy and climate policies, and
the Union's energy relations with Norway.
FNI Research Fellow
Per Ove Eikeland then looked at how EU energy
policies have devloped, and outlined perspectives for future developments,
while FNI Senior Research Fellow Jørgen
Wettestad later made an assessment of EU's greenhouse gas emissions trading
There were also a number of presentations looking at the EU's
influence on more specific parts of the Norwegian energy sector:
Energy saving/building regulations (Research Fellow Elin
Lerum Boasson, FNI)
Hydropower (Head of Section Rune
Flatby, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate - NVE)
Renewable energy (Director Ingunn Ettestøl, ENOVA)
Finally, the Managing Director of the Norwegian Electricity Industry
Association (EBL), Steinar Bysveen, made an assessment of how the EU influences
the Norwegian energy sector as a whole.
Close to 70 people
participated, with good representation from state regulators, the energy
industry, academia as well as NGOs.
Seminar programme (in
about FNI's research on European energy and environmental politics (in
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independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental,
energy, and resource management politics.
The Institute maintains a
multi-disciplinary approach, with main emphasis on political science,
economics, and international law.