“Geopolitical Context for CSP in Europe”, Gonzalo Escribano, Lara Lázaro Touza, Yolanda Lechón, Christian Oltra and Roser Sala (Elcano, Spain)

Does the current European geopolitical energy landscape foster or hamper renewable energies’ cooperation and exchanges? Which geopolitical or strategic role may renewables play? Are renewables (and CSP) included in governments’ energy security strategies? Can geopolitical externalities be a driver for renewable’s exchanges and cooperation mechanisms? How is CSP affected? Is there a geopolitical/strategic role for CSP? If so, to what extent is such a role integrated in the current European geopolitical energy landscape? Are there any elements in the literature to construct an appealing geopolitical narrative for intra-EU CSP deployment and exchanges?

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