Ea Energy Analyses conducted a study for the Baltic Sea Region Energy Co-operation (BASREC) on energy strategies for the region for 2020 and beyond. The aim of the study is to demonstrate that – given the insecurity over a post-Kyoto international climate agreement – the Baltic Sea Region can be a frontrunner in developing energy strategies for the post-Kyoto period. The resulting strategies emphasise the coherence of climate policy and energy security objectives.
As part of the study, a number of policy scenarios was evaluated against a reference scenario, with focus on economic impacts, implications for the regional energy system and the security of supply in the region. The quantitative results of the scenario analyses was translated into concrete policy recommendations for designing energy policy of the region.