Eivind Magnus has more than 30 years’ experience with energy and environmental economics, energy policy and analysis. During the first part of his career, he worked with projects related to energy market reforms and macroeconomics, energy economics, business development and project development. Since founding THEMA in 2010, Eivind has increasingly been involved in projects focusing in the interrelationship between energy market development and climate change policy and regulation. Previously, Magnus was one of the leading partners and in the forefront of ECON’s energy research and consulting build-up, including ECONs power and petroleum groups. His areas of expertise include energy policy, environmental policy, industry policy, market analysis, economic regulation, and petroleum economics.
Eivind holds a Master in Economics (Cand. Oecon) and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).
Hydrogen offers much needed flexibility to the future low-carbon energy system and has few if any alternatives. The potential is largest where direct electrification is not an option. Hydrogen presents interesting opportunities for Norwegian industry.
Emissions reductions from business transport are key to achieving emissions reduction targets outside of the EU ETS. Today, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise presented Climate Minister Ola Elvestuen with a report on how a CO2 fund, collectively managed by the business community, could help realise these targets.
The global gas market is growing and competition increasing due to expansions in LNG capacity. EU demand is not expected to grow, but import dependency is set to increase in the next decade. The effects of climate policy and technology development are the main uncertainties in the longer term.
Norwegian regional reform will create larger counties suited for broader responsibilities. For energy, stronger regional plans will be more appropriate than a transfer of tasks from states and municipalities to the county level.
11 of 10 hydro power projects recently developed in Nordland county are socio economic viable and provides large income and benefits to municipalities, land owners, counties and the Norwegian state.
Small-scale hydro power plants in Norway are profitable and generally viable from a socioeconomic perspective.
It is expected that gas and gas-fired power plants will constitute an important part in the European energy sector in the foreseeable future. In the long run the role of natural gas is formed through dynamic interplay between market forces, energy and technological development.
Tougher regulation of sulphur emissions from ships that will enter into force from the 1st of January 2015, is likely to have substantial impact on countries with a coastline in the European SECA area. This report analyses the economic consequences of the new sulphur regulation for Norway.
The report discusses the importance of electricity in a sustainable energy future to 2050 and will the market potential for electrical industry. Commisioned by Elektroforum.
On behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy, THEMA and Carbon Limits have prepared a report analyses how future climate change policies could impact the Norwegian Energy sector.