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Extended Lunch-meeting: Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui & Finn Gunnar Nielsen

Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui
Stian Backe

On the 21. of February, the Bergen Energy Lab arranged an extended lunch-meeting with presentations from Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui and Finn Gunnar Nielsen. Presentations are available by clicking the title of the presentations below.

Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui: Role of the state in implementing renewable energy     in public procurement

Ignacio is a PhD-candidate at the University of Bergen under the Faculty of Law, and he is teaching a course on EU/EEA Public Procurement Law. His presentation was about how public procurement can legally become more green, and how environmentally friendly alternatives can be used as award winning criteria in relevant cases. The potential for funding green transition through more public participation is great and possible, and Ignacio emphasized that public procurement measure significant portions of the Union’s GDP.

Finn Gunnar Nielsen: Electrification of Norwegian cars with offshore wind

This time, Finn Gunnar talked about Norwegian emission targets and alternatives on how to achieve them. Due to high portions of hydropower, Norwegian emissions are dominated by emissions made in the transportat sector and the oil & gas sector. Finn Gunnar suggested an electrification of the Norwegian car park based on offshore wind power, and he argued that the price would be competitive with the current gasoline and diesel prices. Finn Gunnar further underlined the great potential in emission reduction through electrification of oil and gas platforms with offshore wind.