Indra Øverland

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Indra Øverland leder NUPIs Senter for energiforskning, og er professor 2 ved Nord universitet. Han avla doktorgraden sin ved University of Cambridge og har siden i stor grad arbeidet med den post-Sovjetiske energisektoren, inkludert olje gass og fornybare energikilder.

Øverland ble tildelt Toby Jackman-prisen for beste doktorgradsavhandling i 2000, Marcel Cadieux-prisen for en artikkel om Russlands energipolitikk i Arktis i International Journal i 2010, Stuland-prisen ved NUPI i 2013, og er medforfatter av den hyppigst siterte artikkelen i Journal of Eurasian Studies.

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    Is this Russia's Kodak moment? Russian perspectives on the energy transition (KODAK)

    2019 - 2022 (Ongoing)

    Dette prosjektet vil undersøke hvorvidt russiske energiaktører er oppmerksomme på muligheten for et raskt skifte bort fra karbondrevet energietterspørsel på det globale markedet, hvilke konsekvenser de tror dette kan ha for etterspørsel etter russisk fossilt brennstoff utenlands og hvilke tiltak de implementerer...

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    Knuser myter om fornybar energi

    – Gamle og velkjente historier er både lettere å fortelle og lettere å forstå enn nye, sier Indra Øverland. Men det betyr ikke at de er riktige, ifølge forskeren, som har gått fire antakelser om fornybar energi og geopolitikk nærmere etter i sømmene.
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    Har evaluert 261 «Belt and Road»-prosjekter i Sentral-Asia

    En av hovedobservasjonene fra forskningen er at ingen egentlig vet hva et BRI-prosjekt er og hva det ikke er.
  • Publikasjon : Artikkel

    Algorithm for Producing Rankings Based on Expert Surveys

    This paper develops an automated algorithm to process input data for segmented string relative rankings (SSRRs). The purpose of the SSRR methodology is to create rankings of countries, companies, or any other units based on surveys of expert opinion. This is done without the use of grading systems, which...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: Industrial Projects

    China’s investment in the industrial sectors of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has been on the rise since the 1990s. However, this data article shows the recent expansion of Chinese investment also in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Thus, China has expanded its engagement in the development of local industries...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    Hydropower Potential of the Central Asian Countries

    This data article surveys the hydropower potential of the five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The dataset presents the theoretical hydropower supply capacity of all the river basins of Central Asia. It was prepared using data from national and...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: Agriculture and Food Projects

    This data article looks at Chinese investment in agriculture and food production in Central Asia. It shows that the agricultural sector projects have low priority within the Belt and Road Initiative. Kazakhstan is the biggest recipient of Chinese investment in agriculture and food projects in Central...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: Rail and Road Connectivity Projects

    This data article shows that most of the rail and road projects in which the Chinese are involved in Central Asia are implemented within the territories of individual countries and thus are still poorly linked with each other. However, these internal transport routes are expected to eventually form the...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    Renewable Energy Policies of the Central Asian Countries

    This data article surveys the government policies in support of renewable energy in the five Central Asian republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It begins by providing general information and key energy statistics for these countries. It then presents comparative...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Extraction and Processing Projects

    Mineral resources is the sector that receives most Chinese investment in Central Asia. China and its Central Asian partners pursue both strategic and commercial goals by promoting projects in the minerals sector. Kazakhstan hosts the largest number of projects and receives the largest amount of Chinese...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    Solar Power Potential of the Central Asian Countries

    This data compilation surveys the solar energy potential of the five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It also provides data on installed and planned solar power capacity in these countries.
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: Finance and IT Projects

    China and its Central Asian counterparts pursue finance and IT projects for both commercial and strategic reasons. As this data article shows, transparency is limited and exact information on the size of their investments is only partly available. In the financial sector, China cooperates most closely...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: Overview of Chinese Projects

    This data article summarises the analysis of 261 Chinese projects in Central Asia. The findings indicate that trade promotion and industrial development are the sectors where there is most BRI-related activity in Central Asia. The total number of projects in these areas approximates the number of projects...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: People-to-People Projects

    Along with financing hard infrastructure projects, Beijing also promotes soft power projects in the form of people-to-people initiatives. However, such projects are low priority within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia. The Confucius Institutes, which appear to be an important vehicle...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    BRI in Central Asia: Energy Connectivity Projects

    One of the strategic objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia is to provide China with alternative import/export and energy supply routes. This data article shows that the presentation and coverage of BRI projects varies considerably from country to country. The largest number...
  • Publikasjon : Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

    Wind Power Potential of the Central Asian Countries

    This data article surveys the wind energy potential of the five Central Asian countries; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The dataset presents the theoretical wind power supply capacity in the region as well as existing wind power installations.
  • Publikasjon : Artikkel

    Algorithm for producing rankings based on expert surveys

    This paper develops an automated algorithm to process input data for segmented string relative rankings (SSRRs). The purpose of the SSRR methodology is to create rankings of countries, companies, or any other units based on surveys of expert opinion. This is done without the use of grading systems, which...
  • Publikasjon : Kapittel

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the lens of Central Asia

    Has the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched by China in 2013, changed the perception of China among local actors in Central Asia? There are numerous internal problems and contradictions among the Central Asian countries and the region remains one of the least integrated in the world. This poses...
  • Publikasjon : Artikkel

    The geopolitics of renewable energy: Debunking four emerging myths

    This article seeks to nip in the bud four emerging myths about the geopolitics of the rise of renewable energy and the concomitant increase in electricity usage. The article presents alternative perspectives, arguing that (1) the risk of geopolitical competition over critical materials for renewable...
  • Publikasjon : Kapittel

    Russia: Public Debate and the Petroleum Sector

    In Russia, civil society engagement with the petroleum sector is surprisingly rich and varied for a country that is ranked low on most democracy-related indicators. This chapter finds that there is a lively and varied public debate, with business associations, research institutes, independent experts,...