Energy Policy in the Face of Global Instability (WCEREA Special Session @EAERE2023)
Organizers: Åsa Löfgren, University of Gothenburg, EAERE Council Member and former WCEREA Board Member; Thomas Sterner, University of Gothenburg
Panelists: Åsa Löfgren (University of Gothenburg, EAERE Council Member and former WCEREA Board Member) Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg) Anna Creti (Université Paris Dauphine) Aldo Ravazzi Douvan (Italian Ministry of Environment & University of Roma Luiss) Ottmar Edenhofer (Technical University of Berlin, PIK & MCC) Matti Liski (Aalto University)
Economies around the world are facing an array of shocks and uncertainties. These include rapid inflation and a mix of policies attempting to address inflation pressures; energy and food price increases with significant cost of living impacts; the potential for recession or at least highly uncertain economic growth; and continuing uncertainties around the war in Ukraine. Global climate and energy policies continue to support energy transition, particularly with the implementation of the European Green Deal and Fit-for-55 package in the EU. But the effects of high energy prices, rising costs of minerals necessary for electrification, and elements of global economic instability on continuing energy transition are unclear. This panel will explore the impacts of global uncertainties on energy markets, energy transition, and climate and energy policy. The panel will focus on policy in Europe in the context of global markets and policies.