Energy infrastructure governance

This project examines energy infrastructure governance in the framework of the ongoing socio-technical transitions.

Related publications

Explaining choices in Energy infrastructure development as a network of adjacent action situations: The case of LNG in the Baltic Sea region (2018)

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.

A Geographical Perspective on LNG Facility Development in the Eastern Baltic Sea (2015)

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.

A review of Russian ice-breaking tariff policy on the northern sea route 1991–2014 (2016)

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.