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Our monthly newsletter highlights the potential hydrogen production in the Kingdom, in addition to the trending topics in the energy and environment field, such as how we can promote circularity for plastics.

 

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CCE Index

KAPSARC developed a specific tool in order to measure countries’ progress in and potential for achieving circular carbon economies (CCEs). The Index is based on two sub-indices that aims to help energy and climate policymakers and stakeholders to quantify and compare country performance and potential on the CCE.

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Saudi Arabia’s Clean Hydrogen Ambitions

Amro Elshurafa dives into a deep discussion with Jan Frederik Braun about their commentary on Saudi Arabia’s clean hydrogen ambitions, as well as the big challenges and opportunities ahead.

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KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis

The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) is an open-source modularized platform that assembles negotiation and bargaining models through analyzing collective decision-making processes.

KTAB focuses on how and why particular decisions are made to better understand the outcomes.

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Latest Publications

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Understanding the Dynamics of the Renewable Energy Transition: The Determinants and Future Projections Under Different Scenarios

Understanding the Dynamics of the…

The global energy system’s current structure has severe environmental consequences that necessitate an urgent transformation toward more sustainable alternatives. Besides…

Fatih Yılmaz

May 11, 2022
The European Energy Collapse: A Chain of Contingencies or a Recurring Nightmare?

The European Energy Collapse: A…

Choosing to rely exclusively on renewable energy sources (RES) and eliminating hydrocarbons can lead to significant difficulties for an energy…

Zlata Sergeeva, Nikolay Fedorov

April 20, 2022
Impact of Stay-home Orders on the Electricity Demand of Residential Buildings: Case Study of Saudi Arabia

Impact of Stay-home Orders on…

The analysis presented in this paper evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 stay-home order (or lockdown) on electricity consumption among…

Mohammad Aldubyan, Moncef Krarti

April 14, 2022
Role of Energy Efficiency in Designing Carbon-neutral Residential Communities: Case Study of Saudi Arabia

Role of Energy Efficiency in…

This study focuses on the impact of improving the energy efficiency of housing units on the design of carbon-neutral grid-connected…

Moncef Krarti, Mohammad Aldubyan

April 3, 2022

Kapsarc data tools

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We provide free access to KAPSARC’s data and research tools, to advance the understanding of energy economics and environment policy.

CCE Index

CCE Index App

The Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) Index is a tool for energy and climate policymakers and stakeholders to quantify and compare country performance and potential for reaching CCEs. The index measures and benchmarks major economies and oil-producing countries on two temporal dimensions: The CCE Performance sub-index measures countries’ current performance on the various CCE activities (e.g., energy efficiency, renewable energy, fuel switching, or carbon capture and storage). The Enablers sub-index gauges how countries are positioned to progress toward the CCE based on key enabling factors.

Saudi Arabia Energy Balance

Energy Balance App

As a response to recommendations from the “Energy Open Data Ecosystem, Policy Scenario Models & Tools” workshop series organized by KAPSARC since 2018, IEF and KAPSARC have jointly examined KAPSARC data and modeling resources to improve energy balance compilation with Saudi Arabia as a case study. The project successfully identified key opportunities and challenges in improving existing energy balances compiled by reputable international organizations.

Crude Oil Storage Cost

CrudeStore App

This model represents a spread option-based formulation that adds a locational dimension to the conventional storage theory and is based on the prices of crude oil at two different locations, factoring in costs of storage and transportation, and the time required to transport oil between them.

This methodology offers a viable alternative to the traditional cost of carry approach; it can also estimate implied convenience yields and the shadow price of inventories, aiding commodity trading strategies.

The three key drivers of inventories—the cost of carry, convenience yield and spread option value—are estimated for eight primary international crude oil storage hubs located at major seaports using daily data from December 21, 2015 to January 25, 2019.

 

Vision 2030 Dynamic Input-Output Tool

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Saudi Arabia aims at transforming its hydrocarbon resource-rich economy into a sustainable and diversified one over the coming decade. With this goal in mind, the Vision 2030 initiative introduces a set of complex socio-economic transformation targets. As a result, diversification is expected to significantly change the sectoral composition of the economy, with the manufacturing and service sectors becoming further pillars of sustainable growth. This tool allows for a medium-term impact analysis based on relevant IOT with updated inter-industry flows and technical coefficients matrix.

KAPSARC Energy Data Portal

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The KAPSARC Energy Data Portal is available to anyone seeking energy data for research. It is designed to enable users to better understand energy, including energy economics and energy policies.

 

The portal is updated regularly to include new data sets with the aim of expanding the scope of coverage as well as keeping the information current. Data sets can currently be exported in CSV, JSON, EXCEL formats or accessed using API for use in mobile and web applications.

KAPSARC Transport Analysis Framework (KTAF)

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The KAPSARC Transport Analysis Framework (KTAF), is a tool for estimating freight transport activity and measuring the impact of transport policy measures using freely available global data sources, satellite images and nighttime lights.

 

Our methodology offers a solution to inadequate data access and allows for scenario building in policy planning for transportation. This approach allows for quick estimation of the effects of policy measures and economic changes on transportation activities at a global level.

 

The application is available in both Arabic and English. For more detail on the methodology supporting the KTAF web application, refer to the download section of the help page.

KAPSARC fuel substitution calculator

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This app has been inspired by the fuel substitution witnessed in Japan after the Fukushima disaster, which saw 50 GW of nuclear capacity go offline. Natural gas, coal and petroleum products were used to replace nuclear power. We developed this calculator to estimate what volume of a given fuel would be needed to generate the same power of the displaced or substituted fuel.

Latest news

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KAPSARC Clarifies the Role of the Circular Carbon Economy in Addressing Emissions in the Global Energy Forum

KAPSARC Clarifies the Role of the Circular Carbon Economy in Addressing Emissions in the Global Energy Forum

March 28, 2022 General news
KAPSARC President Calls for Sharing Knowledge to Enhance Energy Transition in MENA

KAPSARC President Calls for Sharing Knowledge to Enhance Energy Transition in MENA

March 2, 2022 General news

Research initiatives

Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Kingdom has begun to diversify its economy, changing its resource use and creating new development opportunities. This initiative assesses the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources to…

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Publications

  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 5 Discussion papers
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

This initiative aims to advance the understanding of passenger transport energy demand using a network analysis of future passenger transport activity, starting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 11 Commentaries
  • 23 Discussion papers
  • 2 Instant Insights
  • 6 Data Insights
  • 12 Workshop briefs
  • 2 Methodology papers
Regional Energy Markets

Regional Energy Markets

This initiative analyzes energy market integration among Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the implications of China’s changing energy demand, energy policies and security strategies for Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 5 Commentaries
  • 19 Discussion papers
  • 5 Data Insights
  • 11 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Methodology paper
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Climate Change Policies and Governance

This initiative will investigate emissions-reduction policies to provide options to Saudi policymakers as they implement the Paris Agreement and prepare to negotiate the new nationally determined contributions. It…

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Publications

  • 4 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 2 Instant Insights
  • 16 Discussion papers
  • 1 Methodology paper
Future of Global Oil Markets

Future of Global Oil Markets

This initiative investigates what role oil can play in an environmentally sustainable future energy and feedstock mix. It also considers the extent to which the Kingdom needs to…

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Publications

  • 4 Commentaries
  • 2 Instant Insights
  • 11 Workshop briefs
  • 13 Discussion papers
  • 2 Methodology papers
  • 1 Data Insight
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Future of Natural Gas Markets

This initiative explores the potential of Saudi Arabia’s consumption, domestic supply, and natural gas trade in the global context. It will provide a roadmap for a functioning, competitive…

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Publications

  • 7 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 2 Data Insights
  • 12 Discussion papers
Electricity Sector Transitions

Electricity Sector Transitions

This initiative explores the role of electric power in the energy transition and investigates how the transition will affect the global supply of and demand for electricity. How…

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Publications

  • 12 Commentaries
  • 38 Discussion papers
  • 4 Methodology papers
  • 1 Instant Insight
  • 15 Workshop briefs
  • 10 Data Insights
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Energy and Economic Vulnerability

In an interconnected world, national economies and societies are vulnerable to global energy price shocks and disruptions to energy systems. This initiative will explore policies that can help…

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Publications

  • 4 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 9 Discussion papers
Models, Data and Tools

Models, Data and Tools

This research aims to assess the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources, to inform Saudi Arabia’s economic decision-making. It will also help shape a framework for evaluating public…

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Publications

  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 4 Commentaries
  • 21 Discussion papers
  • 1 Methodology paper
  • 5 Data Insights
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Productivity and Economic Diversification

This initiative focuses on the relationship between employment and sustainable economic growth in Saudi Arabia, and the determining factors that lead to business growth and job creation. It…

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Publications

  • 24 Discussion papers
  • 7 Commentaries
  • 2 Instant Insights
  • 4 Methodology papers
  • 7 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Data Insight

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#KAPSARC president @Adam_Sieminski speaking to @CNBC about the role of #OPEC and the opportunities for conversation in setting the #Oil prices. رئيس #كابسارك آدم سيمنيسكي يتحدث عن دور #اوبك والفرص التي تتيحها المحادثات في تحديد أسعار #النفط. https://cnb.cx/2Xuk8xn
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