Practical information

Date: Thursday, 26 September

Time: 15:00 – 16:30h

Location: Room 0029, Energy Academy Europe (Nijenborgh 6)

We are proud to announce the kick-off of our Energy Academy programme for the new academic year with the lecture “Energy Transition: A Global Introduction”. Are you considering to expand your knowledge on energy? Or are you already following energy education and curious about a global overview of the energy sector? Join this Energy Lecture!

While the energy transition is gaining momentum, it must happen faster. Around two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions stem from energy production and use. To meet climate goals, progress in the power sector needs to accelerate further, while the decarbonisation of transport and heating must pick up steam.

During this lecture you will be introduced to the global energy sector of today. In order to move forward, it is important to understand how the oil and gas markets worked on a global level and how they managed to dominate the global energy mix for so long. From this point on, you will be provided with some broad understanding about what energy is all about and how huge the challenge of the energy transition is.

What are the opportunities? Which role can oil and gas play? What is the present outlook for renewables? There will be time for questions and discussion, so use this as an opportunity to join the energy conversation!


Luca Franza

Luca Franza graduated in Political Science and International Relations at LUISS University (Rome) with a thesis on Geopolitics in Central Asia. He then graduated in International Security (with specializations in Energy and Russia/CIS) at SciencesPo (Paris). In Azerbaijan, he worked for a short period in the local chapter of Transparency International, where he conducted research on freedom of information and transparency in the oil sector. Since 2012, he is a Researcher at the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP), a think-tank affiliated with the Netherlands Institute of International Relations in The Hague. His main research projects have been on gas monetization options in East Africa, pricing of natural gas in long-term import contracts and on the impact of South Stream’s replacement with Turk Stream. He regularly provides energy training to, and participates as panelist in international energy conferences and workshops. He is also a lecturer on natural gas markets at SciencesPo, Paris. His main areas of interest are Global LNG Markets; European Gas Supply, Pricing and Contracts; and the Societal and Macroeconomic Impact of Energy.

This event is a public event organized by Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sience and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy Course at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.