Ocelík published in cooperation with Institute of Ecology in Xalpa, Mexico

Petr Ocelík, together with Alfonso Langle-Flores and Octavio Pérez-Maqueo from Institute of Ecology, Xalapa, published a new article titled “The Role of Social Networks in the Sustainability Transformation of Cabo Pulmo: A Multiplex Perspective”.

The research explores multiple social networks that have been forming an opposition movement that successfully protected a marine reserve against the construction of a large-scale touristic resort in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico.

Jirušek and Vlček published an article in prestigious Post-Soviet Affairs

Martin Jirušek and Tomáš Vlček marked a remarkable publication success. Along with James Henderson from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, they published an article titled „Russia's energy relations in Southeastern Europe: an analysis of motives in Bulgaria and Greece“. The article was published in the Post-Soviet Affairs journal, which is indexed in the Web of Science database and counts among the top tier journals within the field.

Minin and Vlček on Rosatom's external strategy

Nikita Minin and Tomáš Vlček wrote a paper titled "Determinants and considerations of Rosatom’s external strategy" in a peer reviewed academic journal Energy Strategy Reviews.

The authors focus on the operations of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation stating that despite various considerations affecting the corporation's ambitious external strategy, its interests are economic, and it is economic logic that prompts the company to focus on projects abroad.

Vlcek and Drab published an article on nuclear financing

Tomáš Vlček and Tomáš Dráb from the Faculty of Economics and Administration have written a paper published in Central European Political Studies Review with the title "Ways of Financing New Nuclear Constructions and Its Threats".

Financing of nuclear energy is one of the most important - if not the most important determinant of the future development of nuclear energy. The paper analyses the ways of financing new nuclear constructions and offers classification of possible financing models, and, based on such classification, identification of threats attached to these models.

Ocelík, Osička, Zapletalová, Černoch and Dančák published article on radioactive waste repository

Petr Ocelík together with Jan Osička, Veronika Zapletalová, Filip Černoch, and Břetislav Dančák published a new article titled “Local opposition and acceptance of a deep geological repository of radioactive waste in the Czech Republic: A frame analysis.”

Vlček published new paper on lignite mining limits

Tomáš Vlček in cooperation with Martin Sivek and Jakub Jirásek (Technical University of Ostrava) and Pavel Kavina (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic) published paper titled "Lifting lignite mining limits - correction of the Czech Republic raw material and energy policy" ( in peer reviewed academic journal Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy.

Cernoch and Osicka published a new article on Czech commitment to nuclear energy.

Jan Osička and Filip Černoch published together an article "Anatomy of a black sheep: The roots of the Czech Republic’s pro-nuclear energy policy" dealing with nuclear energy. The text was published in the journal Energy Research & Social Science.

Vlček published an article on diversification of nuclear fuel

Tomáš Vlček published an article titled "Critical assessment of diversification of nuclear fuel for the operating VVER reactors in the EU" about diversification of nuclear fuel for VVER nuclear reactors in the European Union.

The fact that only Slovakia can effectively benefit from EU and ESA diversification efforts are contradictory to popular perspective and is among the main findings of the paper.

The article was published in the Energy Strategy Reviews journal and is available online.

Lehotský and Borshchevska published article on energy efficiency

Lukáš Lehotský and Yulia Borshchevska published an article on development of energy efficiency policies in the Czech Republic. The article is titled "Evaluating the Czech Republic’s progress on energy efficiency: major achievements and pitfalls".

It was published as a part of a series on energy efficiency in the journal International Issues & Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs.

The article may be found here.

New article by Koďousková and Jirušek on Gazprom´s behaviour in Asia

In the last issue of Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) journal Hedvika Koďousková along with martin Jirušek published an article on activities of Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom on Asian markets. The text focuses on the company´s behaviour regarding the popular perception of Russian state-owned energy companies as foreign policy tools. For the sake of the analysis, the authors developed a behavioural model for assessing Russian Eastern Energy Policy with a special regard to Sino-Russian Relations.