Week 9 Summary

This week we continued working on the final report and the presentation of the report. In addition to the policy recommendations, our group developed four scenarios for the future of NS2 based on its commissioning date and the extent of its usage, as wished by the client. Furthermore, the following lessons were learnt from the… Read More Week 9 Summary

Some thoughts about EU-Russian-Relations

How should the EU react to Russia’s aggression on Crimea? Is building a new pipeline not the completely wrong signal? Łoskot-Strachota/Zachmann (2014) point out several scenarios: In the short-term, the EU could stop buying Russian gas as a reaction to the Russian aggression on Crimea. However this would come with significant costs for the European… Read More Some thoughts about EU-Russian-Relations

Background & General Thoughts About a Market-Oriented External Energy Strategy of The EU

Summary: The EU member states still pursue varying natural gas strategies. While some of them focus on building bilateral energy relationships that are based on “market-based economic mechanisms” (Stefanova 2012), others frame their strategies geo-politically and aim at achieving independence from Russia for security reasons. This strategy diversity can result in energy infrastructure projects that… Read More Background & General Thoughts About a Market-Oriented External Energy Strategy of The EU