energy governance

Roundtable on "Energy Storage Technology: Is the CEE Region Ready?"

Central European University, the Energy Research Group, and the Jean Monet Chair for Energy Innovation Strategies on March 6th has organized the roundtable discussion “Energy Storage Technology: Is the CEE Region Ready?”. According to the moderator of the discussion professor Michael LaBelle, “We look at Western Europe countries, US, Australia where energy storage ecosystems are well developed, but the focus of this discussion is how we bring in new energy storage technologies in the CEE region with robust electrical and gas systems”.

Goldthau and Sitter Analyze EU Policy in the Global Political Economy of Energy

Jean-Arnold Vinois gave a thoughtful and informative keynote address at CEU on Friday, October 2. The occasion was the official launch of Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter’s new book, “A Liberal Actor in a Realist World: The European Union Regulatory State and the Global Policy Economy of Energy” (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Margarita M. Balmaceda on energy and state building

Energy and State Building in Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania: Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Power

Calls open for the IAEE's 37th international conference

Calls open for the IAEE's 37th international conference in NYC from June 15 to 18, 2014. Students may inquire about scholarships covering conference registration fees.

DPP faculty Andreas Goldthau presents on EU external energy policy at ANU in Canberra

On 10 September, Andreas Goldthau presented a paper on "Soft Power with a Hard Edge: EU Policy Tools and Energy Security", jointly authored with Nick Sitter, at Australian National University, Canberra.

Academic rank: 
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Dr. Michael LaBelle is an associate professor and the Jean Monnet Chair in Energy and Innovation Strategies at Central European University. He holds a joint appointment between the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and the Department of Economics and Business. His research is centered on energy governance, innovation strategies, and energy justice. The role of state institutions to foster investment is central to understand the role of companies developing new energy technologies. Professor LaBelle’s past research focused on policies and regulations behind Central Europe’s energy systems, including geopolitics of gas and neoliberal market reforms. He has published widely on the attempt to foster a shale gas industry in Eastern Europe. He teaches courses on energy policies and technologies, including sustainability and innovation. Much of his research involves issues of risk governance, with special attention paid to the sunk cost of energy investments. In addition, he has written peer reviewed articles and consulting publications on the strategic movement of energy firms and the regulatory environment in the Central Eastern European region.

Previously, Dr. LaBelle was a member of the Atlantic Council’s Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network. He worked in the CEU Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP) and at the Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK) at Corvinus University. He has worked on projects for the European Commission, United States Agency for International Development, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Energy Regulators Regional Association and with energy consulting companies and European universities. He holds an MSc and PhD in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol.

Three EPRG members present a new paper at the Standing Group on International Relations

Aleh Cherp, Andreas Goldthau, and Jessica Jewell present a new paper at the Standing Group on International relations. The paper argues that since the Energy System is a complex system the challenges it faces must be governed by striking a tenuous balance between exploitation (characterized by determination and efficiency) and exploration (characterized by diversity and flexibility).

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