Challenges to the Future of Gas: Unburnable or Unaffordable?

Jonathan Stern, Senior Research Fellow, OIES

At The Great Gas Reconfiguration: Pipe-dream or Reality?
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Speaker’s Biography

Jonathan Stern founded the OIES Natural Gas Research Programme in 2003 and was its Director until October 2011 when he became its Chairman and a Senior Research Fellow. He is Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Centre for Environmental Policy in London; and Fellow of the Energy Delta Institute at Groningen in the Netherlands. He is the author of several books and many shorter works on energy and natural gas issues including: `LNG Markets in Transition: the Great Reconfiguration’, published by OIES and KAPSARC in 2016. His most recent paper on The Future of Gas in Decarbonising European Energy Markets was published by the Institute in January 2017.

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