Centres, groups and other initiatives

Centre for Energy

BI Centre for Energy profiles and develops energy-related research and education. The focus is on economic, political and organizational questions in relation to oil, gas, electricity and the green transition.

  • BioNEXT - The role of bioenergy in the future energy system (2016-2019)

      • Friday, 01 January 2016
      • Tuesday, 31 December 2019

    In light of the transitions taking place in the energy and forest sector, the primary objective of BioNEXT is to identify and evaluate commercial, regulatory and technological pathways towards an economically viable and successful forest bioenergy sector. Financed by the Research Council of Norway 2016-2019.

  • The Nordic Model: Is it Sustainable and Exportable? (2010-2012)

      • Friday, 01 January 2010
      • Monday, 31 December 2012

    The project explored the Nordic Model's sustainability, facing issues like climate, globalizing markets, migration, and ethnic identity and other hurdles in the 21st century.
    Financed by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) 2010 - 2012.

  • Creative Responses to Sustainability - CERES21 (2008-2012)

      • Tuesday, 01 January 2008
      • Monday, 31 December 2012

    An international research project that explored cultural, political and economic innovation for a sustainable future. Financed by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) in the period 2008-2012.

    For more information see www.CERES21.org

  • Renewable Energy and Liberalisation in Selected Electricity markets - REALISE FORUM (2005)

      • Saturday, 01 January 2005
      • Wednesday, 28 February 2007

    The project presented a basis for coherent national policies in the view of a possibly coordinated RES-policy at EU level. Financed by the EU Commission 2005.
    For more information see www.realise-forum.net

  • Issues and Challenges in Organising and Processing Innovation: A focus on Shell Technology Norway (2005)

      • Saturday, 01 January 2005
      • Saturday, 31 December 2005

    The project studied innovation in Shell Technology Norway, combining a descriptive analysis of the unit itself with a reflection on selected relevant issues in innovation theory. Financed by Shell Technology Norway 2005.

  • Energy-Related Environmental Policy in Europe: Development and Strategic Challenges For The Norwegian Energy Companies (2002-2005)

      • Tuesday, 01 January 2002
      • Saturday, 31 December 2005

    The project analyzed European energy-related environmental policy as a strategic game along several dimensions and at multiple levels. The project discussed various environmental conditions for political solutions in Europe and the strategic impact for Norwegian industry. Financed by The Norwegian Research Council 2002-2005.

  • Evaluation of Statoils Supplier Development Programme (2003-2004)

      • Wednesday, 01 January 2003
      • Friday, 31 December 2004

    This project reviewed Statoil's Supplier Development Programme and evaluated its performance. It highlighted both weaknesses and strengths and suggested programme improvements. Financed by Statoil 2003-2004.

  • New Technology Qualification in Petroleum Industry (2002-2004)

      • Tuesday, 01 January 2002
      • Friday, 31 December 2004

    The project focused on development towards safer and more environmentally friendly energy production. Financed by The EU Commission (2002-2004).

  • Consumers as Environmental Activists in the Nordic electricity market: Opportunities and conditions (1999-2000)

      • Friday, 01 January 1999
      • Sunday, 31 December 2000

    The project investigated the role of consumers in the Nordic electricity markets, and their possibility to act as a force for environmentally oriented strategies. Financed by The Nordic Collaborative Council for Social Science Research 1999-2000.

  • Green Energy-Industrial Clusters In Europe: New Links Between Technology, Markets and Policy (1997-1999)

      • Wednesday, 01 January 1997
      • Friday, 01 January 1999

    The project studied the development of green energy industrial clusters defined as links between commercial, technological and political interests in interaction promoting environmental innovation in the energy system. Through the selected case studies and comparative and contextual analysis the project discussed the role social and political institutions have played in the development and the potential for learning across national contexts. Financed by The Norwegian Research Council 1997-1999.

  • Nord Pool, Nordic Challenges In A European Perspective (1998)

      • Thursday, 01 January 1998
      • Thursday, 31 December 1998

    The project focused on the Nordic Electricity Market and the reform needs as seen from the user side. It analysed the exchange function in the electricity market and its advantage as an arena for price information and transaction. It reviewed Nord Pool's trading instruments and assets and their strengths and weaknesses compared to other commodity exchanges, stock exchanges and financial markets. It further reviewed strategic challenges from other existing and emerging stock markets, and looked at Nord Pool's role in the development of the European energy markets. Financed by The Norwegian Research Council 1998.