Conference on The Changing Energy Dynamics of the Atlantic Basin

Although the Atlantic Basin is recasting the world’s energy future via innovations in unconventional, offshore/marine energy and renewable energy, these dynamics and their implications for the EU and other actors are not well known or understood. In Research Activity 1, the Network will harness expertise across the Atlantic space to explore these dynamics, including their mutual interaction; the influence of shifting prices and changing supply and demand; their impact on environmental trends, climate change, maritime commerce, efforts to tackle energy poverty, and other issues; and the degree to which these dynamics shape and affect the emergence of an Atlantic area, including implications for the EU as an Atlantic actor. Researchers will present working papers for comment and critique at this conference for scholars, policymakers, civil society representatives and the wider public, who will be able to participate in-person as well as virtually via interactive video technology.

Arrival Day – 20:00h. Informal network event

Hourly Schedule

10:00 - 10:30
Será servido um café para os participantes
10:30 - 11:00
The Changing Energy Dynamics of the Atlantic Basin
11:00 - 13:30
Session I:
Atlantic Energy Frontiers: The Atlantic Energy Renaissance under the Effects of Shifting Prices

Notional Themes:
— Unconventional Fossil Fuels: the shale ‘revolution and its Atlantic Future;
— The effect of softer oil prices on shale production (US, Atlantic Basin)
— Obstacles to Shale Development in the broader Atlantic
— Best Practices (private, public) and the role of Atlantic energy cooperation
— The ‘Offshore Revolution’ and the Atlantic energy seascape
— Shifting Price and Supply
— Policy Regimes, Investment and physical security: the role of Pan-Atlantic energy cooperation
— Offshore renewables and marine energy in the Atlantic
— The ‘Atlantic Energy Renaissance’ and the Global Energy Map
13:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 19:30
Session II:
Atlantic Basin Experiences in Regional Energy Cooperation and Integration

Notional Themes:
— Central American experiences in regional energy cooperation and integration (SIEPAC and Puebla Panama)
— Caribbean experiences in regional energy cooperation and integration
— South American Experiences (Mercosur and Andean cases)
— West and Southern African experiences
— European experiences (EU and Energy Charter Treaty)
— North American experiences (bilateral and NAFTA)
— Trans-Atlantic experiences (US-EU Energy Council and the TTIP)
— Pan-Atlantic potential? (The Atlantic Energy Forum and Pan-Atlantic transnational energy cooperation/integration)
19:30 - 20:00
20:00 - ...
Dinner Discussion
09:00 - 10:30
Session IV:
The Atlantic Low Carbon ‘revolution’ and universal access to modern energy services

Notional Themes:
— A Pan Atlantic Approach to Climate Change Adaptation? An Atlantic Agenda based on Actions producing both mitigation and adaptation gains.
— ‘Smart’ Agriculture, Land restoration, and the confluence of AFOLU sectors with bioenergy potential.
— Atlantic Cities collaboration in in clean efficient energy and coastal and other adaptation techniques and infrastructure.
— Energy Access: The Sustainable Energy For All Strategy in the Southern Atlantic in light of recent changes in the global energy scenario
— Distributed renewables versus large-scale centralized low carbon energy plants/systems
— Potential for African societies to leap-frog in technological development terms
— Formal Logistical Linkages between Project Rollout on the Ground and Green Climate Fund financing
— Regional policy and regulatory efforts within the context of the UN’s Sustainable Energy For All Initiative
— An Atlantic Action Alliance for Low Emissions Energy Access
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 14:00
Session V:
Implications for the EU and other Atlantic Actors
14:00 - ...
Public Session with New Generation Scholars
... - ...
Transportation to Airport


Apr 03 2017 - Apr 04 2017


10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


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