Chief of Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, visited the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence.
Colonel Gintaras Bagdonas, director of the Centre introduced to distinguished guests the energy security definition, NATO ENSEC COE mission and Structure, NATO role in Energy security and the Energy Security Strategic Awareness Course, which is prepared by the Centre in cooperation with Naval Postgraduate School (USA) and NATO Scholl Oberammergau. Major projects of NATO ENSEC COE were presented by LTC Nicolas Henry, Deputy Director of Centre.
Main goal of visit was to make the acquaintance of role and activities of the NATO ENSEC COE. Presentation on this was made by Deputy Director LTC Nicolas Henry and Head of Doctrine and Concept Development Division LTC Luca Dottarelli.
1. 2014: A Watershed Year for Energy Security
Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea confronted Europe’s post-Cold War architecture with its most severe test. However, Russia’s use of energy as a tool to exert pressure on Ukraine will backfire: nations are exploring new forms of non-military solidarity, notably in the area of energy, and are getting serious about the search for alternative supplies.
2. NATO e – Learning: challenges and opportunities for energy security discipline
The ADL course on energy security awareness to be launched in the beginning of 2015 is an important step forward in energy security education and training. The article provides an overview of e – Learning issues looking through the perspective of NATO, emphasizing the role of e-Learning in the energy security domain.
3. Europe and the imported refined products: A new form of dependence
The article explores the causes of the decline of the refining industry in Europe and the effects on European energy security induced by the rising dependence on imports of diesel and jet fuel.