This project examines energy infrastructure governance in the framework of the ongoing socio-technical transitions.
Why does LNG infrastructure expand as a new major energy technology around the Baltic? This study argues this is due to the capacity of LNG infrastructure to fulfill policy expectations in three issue-areas: enhancing energy security, providing low-sulphur bunker fuel, and balancing renewables in the power sector. This paper contributes to the development of a polycentric perspective on energy infrastructure governance by developing the concept of network of adjacent actions situations (NAAS). The analysis of linkages between these actions situations emphasizes the spatial, temporal, and discursive aspects of energy infrastructure governance at the regional level.
This paper presents an overview of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities development in the eastern Baltic Sea. The paper shows that factors motivating the development of LNG terminals in eastern Baltic ports come from areas of energy and maritime policy. While to date the development of LNG terminals is a priority at the national (state) rather than local (port) scale, in the future the emerging LNG infrastructure may have an effect upon port competition in the eastern Baltic range.
Icebreaking is a part of wider energy transport infrastructure in the Arctic. What is the role of icebreaking fees for the functioning of the most prominent Arctic shipping route, the northern sea route (NSR)? The study integrates qualitative and longitudinal quantitative data related to NSR traffic, ice-breaking tariffs and ice conditions.