Explaining choices in energy infrastructure development as a network of adjacent action situations : The case of LNG in the Baltic Sea region

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Gritsenko , D 2018 , ' Explaining choices in energy infrastructure development as a network of adjacent action situations : The case of LNG in the Baltic Sea region ' , Energy Policy , vol. 112 , pp. 74-83 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.014

Title: Explaining choices in energy infrastructure development as a network of adjacent action situations : The case of LNG in the Baltic Sea region
Author: Gritsenko, Daria
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Aleksanteri Institute)
Date: 2018-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Energy Policy
ISSN: 0301-4215
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308824
Abstract: This paper contributes to the development of a polycentric perspective on energy infrastructure governance by developing the concept of network of adjacent actions situations (NAAS). Examining the case of LNG infrastructure development in the Baltic Sea region, it clarifies how choices made in interlinked policy areas may affect infrastructural policy output in a regional context. It is argued that LNG is expanding as a new major energy technology around the Baltic due to its capacity to fulfill policy expectations in three issue-areas: enhancing energy security, providing low-sulphur bunker fuel, and balancing renewables in the power sector. The analysis of linkages between these actions situations emphasizes the spatial, temporal, and discursive aspects of energy infrastructure governance at the regional level. The application of NAAS as an analytical tool to map out the unintended consequences of infrastructural choices is relevant in policymaking.
Subject: 517 Political science
Energy infrastructure
Governance
Polycentric
LNG
Baltic Sea region
RENEWABLE ENERGY
NATURAL-GAS
INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS
MARINE FUELS
GOVERNANCE
TRANSITION
SECURITY
EUROPE
COMMUNITY
PROJECTS
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