EUCERS in the top 20 Energy and Resource Think Tanks in the world (2nd in the UK) by the University of Pennsylvania's annual think tank report.
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On 12 March 2014 EUCERS together with the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy is hosting a discussion on The Arctic - Future Battleground? at 19.30 at King's College London. For further details please contact email@example.com or find more information here.
EUCERS together with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Konrad Adenauer Foundation is organising the first workshop in the series on Changing Political and Economic Dynamics of Global Energy Flows on 10 March 2014. Focus of the two hour roundtable discussion is Turkey and Mediterranean gas, what does it mean for Europe and the world?
EUCERS welcomed Minister for Education of Iraq on 22 January 2014 for a talk on Redefining the Political and Energy Map of Iraq in Light of the Elections. Please find an event write-up here.
On 16 January 2014, EUCERS together with the IBDE hosted The European Energy Forum at King's College London. The Forum included a keynote by The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy. Three panels of high profile speakers discussed energy infrastructure and security challenges and solutions for Europe. Please find a summary of the event here.
EUCERS Newsletter No.32 out now
Frank Umbach in Interfax Global Energy Services - 20.2.2014
The Shah Deniz consortium announced an FID for the second phase of the project on 17 December 2013. When it comes onstream in 2019, it will transport 6 billion cubic metres of gas per year to Turkey and another 10 bcm to Europe via the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). For Azerbaijan and the EU, the opening of the Southern Corridor is just the start of additional gas supplies.
Depending on future demand in Europe – and with new Azerbaijani gas becoming available around 2020 – TANAP’s capacity could increase to up to 30 bcm/y or even 60 bcm/y in the future. Azerbaijan hopes its gas exports will reach 20 bcm in 2020 and at least 40-60 bcm/y by 2025 and beyond.
Frank Umbach in Geopolitical Information Service (GIS) - 14.2.2014
Ukraine’s cut-price gas deal with Russia is another ‘virtual discount’
Ukraine struck a major deal with Russia and dealt a blow to hopes of closer ties with the European Union. The contract gave Ukraine a US$15 billion loan and a gas contract with prices cut by a third. But is this deal as good as it looks or will Ukraine actually pay more?
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Frank Umbach in Geopolitical Information Service (GIS) - 10.2.2014
The European Commission is doubling its targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 in a new energy strategy released in January 2014. But climate change policies alone will not work. They will drive Europe’s energy-intensive and manufacturing industry out of Europe to the US and emerging markets where lower environmental and climate protection policies will increase greenhouse gas emissions globally.
Shiraz Maher, KAS Fellow at EUCERS 2012/13
In 2012/13 EUCERS had the pleasure to welcome the first Fellow funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. The annual “KAS Energy Security Fellowship” funds a 12 months research stay at EUCERS. The study on "The Arab Spring and its Impact on Supply and Production in Global Markets" is written by KAS Fellow Shiraz Maher.
Download EUCERS Strategy Paper No.4 here or navigate via our Publication section of the EUCERS website.
The European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) King’s College London hosted the workshop series together with the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation in London in 2013. The EUCERS/ACATECH/KAS London Workshop Series at King’s College London featured five separate panel discussions on distinct aspects of energy resilience and vulnerability. It aimed to inform the public, politicians, academics, and practitioners about emerging trends in this field by engaging them through a series of thought provoking discussions.
Download the report here or find it on our Publication section of the EUCERS website.
Friedbert Pflüger - 23.12.2013
To exploit the exciting new gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean in the most profitable way, both economically and politically, the best option is to build a pipeline from Israel’s Leviathan field via Cyprus to Turkey. Such a pipeline is less costly than an LNG terminal in Cyprus – and it could serve as an instrument to (finally) improve relations between Cyprus and Turkey.