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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Plastics in a Circular Carbon Economy

Plastics in a Circular Carbon…

The G20 has made commitments to the international community to reduce plastic waste leakage into the natural environment. It should…

Sara Lechtenberg-Kasten, Adam C. Bouloukos, Michael Wang

June 15, 2022
One Year After the Texas Blackout: Lessons for Reliable and Resilient Power Systems

One Year After the Texas…

In February 2021, Texas experienced an extreme cold snap causing a dramatic electricity blackout that left millions of households without…

Marie Petitet, Frank Felder, Khalid Alhadhrami

June 14, 2022
The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Circular Carbon Economy: Progress and Potential

The Gulf Cooperation Council and…

Over the past year, all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have updated their medium-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets…

Mari Luomi, Fatih Yılmaz, Thamir Alshehri

June 14, 2022
Success Path for Resilient Cities

Success Path for Resilient Cities

Resilient cities require modern infrastructure that can withstand the challenges of a growing population and environmental threats. The community of…

Sara Lechtenberg-Kasten, Erna Gevondyan, Adam C. Bouloukos, John Hummel

June 14, 2022
Availing Existing Frameworks to Enable a Clean and Sustainable Transition in the Transport Sector

Availing Existing Frameworks to Enable…

While there is an immediate need to tackle global environmental issues, the decarbonization of the transport sector represents a key…

Jitendra Roychoudhury, Puneet Kamboj, Saumitra Saxena, Anurag Pal Sehgal

June 14, 2022
A Remaining Piece of the COVID-19 Puzzle: Saudi Arabia’s Remittances Account

A Remaining Piece of the…

It has been two years since the beginning of COVID-19, a one-of-a-kind crisis in recent history. The global economy was…

Abdulelah Darandary, Muhammad Javid, Maria Alkhamees

May 30, 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, SAEE Join Hands to Increase Local Participation in the 44th IAEE Conference

KAPSARC, SAEE Join Hands to Increase Local Participation in the 44th IAEE Conference

July 4, 2022 General news
Saudi Arabia in Prime Position for Green, Blue Hydrogen Production: KAPSARC Study

Saudi Arabia in Prime Position for Green, Blue Hydrogen Production: KAPSARC Study

June 23, 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

  • 8 Data Insights
  • 11 Commentaries
  • 23 Discussion papers
  • 2 Instant 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

  • 6 Data Insights
  • 5 Commentaries
  • 19 Discussion papers
  • 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

  • 17 Discussion papers
  • 4 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Commentaries
  • 2 Instant Insights
  • 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

  • 39 Discussion papers
  • 3 Instant Insights
  • 11 Data Insights
  • 12 Commentaries
  • 4 Methodology papers
  • 15 Workshop briefs
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 Instant Insight
  • 23 Discussion papers
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 4 Commentaries
  • 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 has solidified its long-standing partnership with the Japanese think tank @IEEJ_Japan by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 🤝 Under this MoU, we will expand on existing areas of cooperation to advance and exchange knowledge of #energyeconomics globally. https://t.co/OEZRfdOvtp

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KAPSARC participated in three key plenary and eleven concurrent sessions at Tokyo's 43rd International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) conference to raise awareness on global energy challenges and solutions. Over 400 energy experts joined the conference themed 'Mapping the Energy Future, Voyage in Uncharted Territory,' hosted by the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan - IEEJ. A big thanks to KAPSARC's leadership Fahad Alajlan, Adam Sieminski, Fahad M. Alturki, PhD and the subject matter experts Noura Mansouri; Hamid Al Sadoon, Brian Efird, Abdullah Aljarboua; Julio Arboleda; Rubal Dua; Olivier Durand-Lasserve; Hossa Almutairi, Ph.D; Frank Felder; Anwar Gasim; Lama Yaseen; Rolando Fuentes; Axel Pierru; Dongmei Chen; Khalid Alhadhrami; Marie P., and Fatih Karanfil for their outstanding contribution to this session's global dialogue on energy economics. #IAEE2022TYO
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