The NATO Association of Canada’s Energy Security Program is directed by Dr. Robert M. Cutler, who is also Senior Research Fellow. The Program addresses energy-related issues of concern to NATO members and partners, ranging across a spectrum from the security of energy supply (and of energy demand for energy producers) to the physical security of energy infrastructure. It seeks also to anticipate and plan for geopolitical, geo-economic, and military developments worldwide, that may have implications for NATO countries’ energy security. To this end, it organizes webinars and publishes this Energy Security blog, as well as series of Research Briefs, Policy Papers, and Research Studies (also inventoried below). Individuals interested in contributing to any of these activities are invited to contact Dr. Cutler at the email address rmc@alum.mit.edu with the Subject: heading “NAOC Energy Security Program.”

Energy Security Uncategorized

What Energy Security Means For Canada and the World

Title: What Energy Security Means For Canada and the WorldFeatured Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Cutler Senior Research Fellow and Director, Energy Security Program NAOC; Allan Fogwill President and CEO Canadian Energy Research Institute; Dr. Monica Gattinger Director Institute for Science, Society and Policy University of Ottawa; Dr. Richard Norris Managing Partner Pandreco Energy Advisors Series: Energy Read More…

Energy Security

What Next for the Nordstream 2 Pipeline?

Title: What’s Next for the Nordstream 2 Pipeline?Featured Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Cutler (Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Energy Security Program at NATO Association of Canada), Dr. Sławomir Dębski (Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs), Dr. Alan Riley (Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council), Dr. Maria Shagina (Centre for EastEuropean Studies, University of Zurich)Series: Energy Read More…

Energy Security

Where does energy fit in the new military clashes with Armenia?

An analytical commentary by Robert M. Cutler, Director of the Energy Security Program, titled “Where does energy fit in the new military clashes with Armenia?“, was published on 28 July 2020 by the independent News.Az Online News Agency As is well known by now, in mid-July new military hostilities erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenia. They Read More…

Dr Robert M Cutler Energy Security

U.S. Passes New Geopolitical Energy Legislation

In the rush of activity at the end of last year, in preparation for adjournment, the U.S. Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed legislation including provisions for American foreign economic policy, and energy policy in particular. The one that has got perhaps more attention was the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of Read More…

Dr Robert M Cutler Energy Security

European Investment Bank Shifts Policy

In mid-November, the European Investment Bank (EIB) decided on five new rules to guide its energy lending policy: priority to energy efficiency, enabling energy “decarbonization”, increased finance for decentralized energy production, increased finance for “intermittent” energy sources such as wind and solar, and supporting “energy transformation” outside the EU. The Bank will cease lending in Read More…

Energy Security

The new European Commission and the Future Role of Gas in Europe

The natural gas portfolio of the new European Commission (EC) seeks to ensure security of supply throughout Europe. Simultaneously, it has to determine a role for natural gas towards the envisioned carbon-neutral EU economy of 2050. The EU was first compelled to advance the supply-security aspect of natural gas after the 2006 and 2009 interruptions Read More…