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Research Fellow
Benjamin Ronald Silvester { "honorific-suffix": "Research Fellow", "fn": "Benjamin Ronald Silvester", "tel": "", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Department Department of Media and Social Sciences
Priv. phone/mob 92311252
Notes Room EOJ 303

PhD Project Title: Policy Framework Interactions for Cross-Border Cooperation in Energy Systems Transitions

Benjamin R. Silvester is a PhD Fellow at the University of Stavanger. He is a member of the ENSYSTRA Project, which looks at Energy Systems in Transition. The project is funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie grant agreement No: 765515.

Benjamin is working in collaboration with 14 other early-stage researchers on the ENSYSTRA project, which focuses on four main research lines, and looks at the interaction of technology, behaviour and governance, and investigates how these interactions feed into and are linked to whole energy systems.

The current title of his PhD is Policy Framework Interactions for Cross-Border Cooperation in Energy Systems Transitions, where he studies transitions towards sustainable energy systems, focuses on cooperation amongst states, and explores the future assigned role of Norwegian hydropower in an integrated European system.

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Courses taught

Research fields

Energy Systems Transitions, Sustainable Energy Transitions, Transitions Theory, Political Feasibility

Selected publications

Research in progress

Benjamin is currently conducting research on the areas of political feasibility and Norwegian hydropower integration with Europe.

He is currently working on two conference papers:

1) Exploring political feasibility: illuminating political potentials through the navigation of soft and hard constraints

2) Exploring the potential for Norwegian hydropower integration with Europe: Norway as the ?green battery? or balancing power of Europe

Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Silvester, Benjamin Ronald (2019). Policy Framework Interactions For Cross-Border Cooperation In Energy Systems Transitions. University of Groningen;
  • Silvester, Benjamin Ronald (2019). Political feasibility in sustainable transitions scholarship: illuminating political potentials through soft, hard, and harder constraints’. Carleton University; 2019-06-23 - 2019-06-26.
  • Silvester, Benjamin Ronald (2019). The energy transition and Norway’s hydropower. Professor Zafer Özgen;