What are the new challenges and opportunities for European gas markets? Leading energy experts interviewed on the occasion of the fourth edition of FEEM's annual "Gas Talks" provide their views on the current situation and shed light on a potential way forward, spanning from COP21 to shifting geopolitical balances.
In this article FEEM energy analysts Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra present the key results of a new study, just published in the FEEM Series "Note di Lavoro", aimed at exploring the future role of natural gas in the EU decarbonisation path.
In this article FEEM energy analysts Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra present the key results of a new study, just published in the FEEM Series "Note di Lavoro", aimed at analysing the rise of the Turkish Stream project and at investigating what strategy Europe might assume vis-à-vis this new reality.
The development of unconventional gas extraction has led to significant declines in gas prices, recently followed by a large drop of oil prices. This is also the year which is supposed to deliver the long awaited post 2020 climate agreement. This article brings different pieces of research together, delving on both issues.
Leading international energy experts, convened in Milan for the 3rd edition of FEEM’s Gas Talks (20-21 November, 2014), discuss mid- to long-term challenges and opportunities for European gas markets. FEEM researchers Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra report and comment the highlights of the meeting.
What are the future prospects of EU-Turkey energy relations in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukraine crisis? This article summarizes the key results of a new study that outlines the urgent need to enhance the EU-Turkey energy partnership and proposes the establishment of a new “EU-Turkey Natural Gas Initiative”.
This article summarizes the key results of a study aimed at analyzing Iran’s natural gas market outlook in the aftermath of a potential nuclear deal, looking at potential production trends and export options, but also at the political and commercial barriers that such a development will likely have to face.
This article presents the key results of a field study carried out in Istanbul by FEEM researcher Simone Tagliapietra with the aim of exploring Turkey’s potential to become a regional gas hub by analyzing the future prospects of the Southern Gas Corridor and of the potential Eastern Mediterranean Gas Corridor.
In their volume "The Globalization of Natural Gas Markets: New Challenges and Opportunities for Europe", Manfred Hafner and Simone Tagliapietra provide a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities of the global gas industry, with the aim to provide a clear snapshot of a market characterized by growing uncertainty and volatility.
In short interviews granted during the recent FEEM Gas Talks held in Milan on November 5-6, 2013, leading energy experts debate on European gas demand and supply and on the future of gas pricing and European gas governance, shedding light on a market characterized by growing uncertainty and volatility.
Capital-based policies are more politically acceptable than a carbon price as they do not create immediate losers. However, they reduce emissions slower and need to be implemented sooner. Delaying their implementation may create a political-economy lock-in (easier-to-implement policies become unavailable) and an economic lock-in (the target becomes more expensive).
What is the role of non-CO2 emissions in climate change mitigation efforts? This article aims at a quantitative assessment of the extension of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) to allow for the exchange of permits for non-CO2 greenhouse gases emissions and at evaluating its impact on policy costs and the composition of output.
The European gas industry has experienced an extraordinary success over the last decades. Gas experts from the academia, international organizations and the industry discuss mid- to long-term challenges and opportunities for European gas markets in order to shed light on a market characterized by growing uncertainty and volatility.
The geographical distribution of African natural gas resources is going through a period of profound change as new gas discoveries in East Africa emerge to reshape the continent's energy landscape. Two countries have already emerged as key-players of this new African natural gas renaissance: Mozambique and Tanzania.
How is the Eastern Mediterranean energy landscape changing? This article provides an overview on new regional developments and proposes a critical discussion of the market opportunities and geopolitical risks related to the potential emergence of a new Eastern Mediterranean Energy Corridor.
Francesco Gattei from Eni gives an overview of the industry perspective on the important issue of energy security, topic of his talk at the plenary session "Energy supply and security" at the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference.
This article aims to provide a comprehensive framework of understanding of the growing strategic relevance of Turkey for both the EU and the overall Euro-Mediterranean region. In particular, the focus is on EU-Turkey energy relations and on the crucial role of natural gas and renewable energy in enhancing energy cooperation between the two players.
The European gas industry has experienced over the last decades an extraordinary success. Natural gas could well continue to play an important -and even increasing- role in the future European energy mix. However, some actions will be necessary to reinforce the overall EU gas security of supply architecture.
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