The 11th SITE Energy Talks on the 24th of October will be devoted to discussing the technological development of energy industry and, geopolitical and environmental challenges in our energy future.
SITE Energy Talks is an annual event that discusses topics in the energy industry such as:
- the impact of the technology changes on the energy market (2016),
- economic impacts of oil price fluctuations (2015) and
- market adaptations and policies necessary to address the green transition (2014) and many more.
This year’s SITE Energy Talks will be chaired by Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), and Chloé Le Coq, Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics and SITE.
Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg, will be giving a presentation on technological development, geopolitical and environmental issues in our energy future. Thomas Sterner has extensive experience of working with environmental economics. For the last two decades he has built up the Environmental Economics Unit (EEU) at the University of Gothenburg, consisting of about a dozen PhDs and another dozen graduate students. In 2012-2013 he worked as Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund and in 2015-2016 he was elected as a visiting professor at the Collège de France. His main areas of work are instrument design for climate and environmental policy, catch shares in fisheries and theory of discounting. He has published over 100 articles in refereed journals, authored or edited more than a dozen books and a large number of book chapters, official reports, and journalistic articles. In 2016 he was ranked as number 9 of the most 101 influential opinion leaders in Sweden for sustainable development by the sustainability magazine Aktuell Hållbarhet.
After the presentation by Thomas Sterner there will be comments by Leonid Neganov, Minister of Energy of Moscow Region, and Karl Hallding, Senior Research Fellow and Theme Leader Rethinking Development at the Stockholm Environment Institute. Leonid Neganov has an educational background from Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and has been working as Minister of Energy of Moscow Region since 2012. Karl Hallding has extensive experience in international cooperation on environment and sustainable development since the mid 1980s with focus on the growing importance of China and other emerging economies.