EU-Russia June 15, 2014
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EU:s och Rysslands ömsesidiga beroende av varandra

June 4, 2014

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(English will come later as a new blog.) Tillsammans med Patrik Jotun, forskare och analytiker vid UD, deltog jag den 4 juni i ett seminarium som Gröna Liberaler ordnade under temat ”Miljö- och klimatpolitik i skuggan av utvecklingen i Ryssland – om miljö, klimat, säkerhetspolitik och energiförsörjning”. Under sträng säkerhetskontroll blev vi deltagare lotsade in […]

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Environment and Climate Policy in the Shadow of Developments in Russia / Miljö- och klimatpolitik i skuggan av utvecklingen i Ryssland

June 2, 2014

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(I will report on this meeting later this week) The world’s emissions of carbon dioxide are rising. The burning of fossil fuels is increasing. Climate change is our era’s greatest environmental issue. But at the same time many nations are dependent on coal, gas and oil. A large proportion of our fossil fuels come from […]

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Europe’s future energy security requires political cooperation with Russia

May 21, 2014

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When production of natural gas from the giant field off the coast of Groningen in Holland began in 1963 the energy supply to the EU’s then 6 member nations was changed markedly. Natural gas began to become an important component of the EU’s energy security. In 1970 the EU’s consumption of natural gas had increased […]

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Europas framtida energisäkerhet kräver ett politiskt samarbete med Ryssland

May 21, 2014

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Då utvinning av naturgas från det gigantiska naturgasfältet utanför Groningen i Holland började 1963 förändrades energiförsörjningen för Europeiska Unionens (EU) dåvarande 6 länder markant. Naturgas började bli en viktig komponent för unionens energisäkerhet. År 1970 hade konsumtionen ökat till 60 miljarder kubikmeter (bcm) och 99 % av gasen utvanns inom dåvarande EU. Idag har unionen […]

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European Energy Horizons 2014

May 7, 2014

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On Thursday 8 October The Economist magazine organized a symposium at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel titled “European Energy Horizons 2014 – The Market, The Consumer, The Politics”. I was very pleased to be invited to attend and discuss the issue “Future Sources of Energy” with a focus on “Where should Europe’s future energy supply come from? […]

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OPEC crude oil production output falls in March

April 15, 2014

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PennEnergy has published an article that claims that OPEC crude oil production output falls in March with 550,000 b/d and that production now is back to the same level as in 2011. It will be interesting to follow what will happen. The giant fields in the Middle East is about to decline. This is the […]

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Europas energiberoende av Ryssland

March 25, 2014

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På onsdag den 26/3 kl 18:00 i Kerstin Ekmansalen i Uppsala Stadsbibliotek har jag en föreläsning med temat: “Oljans roll i Sverige – Om det svenska oljeberoendet idag och i framtiden”. Med tanke på krisen i Ukraina är detta ett högaktuellt föredrag för den som vill förstå underliggande fakta och möjliga utvecklingar. I en debattartikel […]

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ENERGY IN THE UKRAINE SANCTIONS EQUATION

March 9, 2014

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I was just about to write about the Russian oil and gas export and how dependent Europe is when I got a summary of this written by Michael Brenner. I have looked for the text on the web but have not been successful. Michael Brenner is a professor of international affairs in University of Pittsburgh […]

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Seminar: Perspectives on oil production – is fracking our future?

March 3, 2014

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News and comments about an ongoing shale revolution is spreading around the world. Technological advancement and higher prices have made oil and gas production from shale and other tight formations commercial in the United Sates and a dramatic increase in production volumes from these sources has been seen during the last couple of years. But […]

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Russia is Sweden’s largest supplier of oil / Ryssland är Sveriges viktigaste leverantör av olja

March 2, 2014

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Russia is Sweden’s largest supplier of oil and our dependence is increasing every year. During 2012 42% of our oil imports came from Russia while only 25% came from Norway. If the global export from Russia, 7.5 million barrels per day, should disappear the global economy will crash. Thankfully, we are not dependent on Russia […]

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