The Politics of Shale Gas in Eastern Europe: Technology Innovation, Regulatory Legacy and Energy Security

Type: 
Roundtable
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Oktober 6 u. 7
Room: 
234
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00am
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Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00am to 9:15am

The School of Public Policy and the CEU Energy Policy Research Group cordially invite you to a CEU Policy Breakfast

The Politics of Shale Gas in Eastern Europe: Technology Innovation, Regulatory Legacy and Energy Security

Input: Andreas Goldthau, Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, CEU

Commentator: Michael LaBelle, Professor at CEU Business School and Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Commentator: Andras Jenei, Energy Policy Advisor

Shale gas has seen a rocky road in Eastern Europe. Driven by energy security concerns, the contested fracking technology has been met with local resistance and is facing severe regulatory challenges, a function of institutional legacies and red tape. Nevertheless, energy security concerns around gas persist in the region. From Ukraine, Poland to Romania and Bulgaria, shale gas offers the potential for a domestic shale gas industry to emerge and assist these supply security concerns. In this Policy Breakfast we will explore the politics of shale gas in Eastern Europe and discuss the prospects of energy security in the region. The introductory intervention will present findings of a 2-year long EU funded research project on "The governance of energy technology innovation (G-ETI)".

Policy Breakfasts are intended to foster dialogue between academia and the broader public on salient policy issues. The event is open to the CEU community and the broader public. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Please RSVP by noon on November 5, 2015 to wagnerz@spp.ceu.edu