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In the fifth year of accession, KAPSARC highlights its top achievements29 November 2019 General news
Saudi Arabia saves 314,000 barrels of oil per day over last three years11 November 2019 General news
KAPSARC study shows drop in carbon emissions with EV deployment3 November 2019 General news
From Russia with love14 October 2019 Press release
Saudi Arabia is fastest growing nation among G20 countries15 July 2019 General news
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This workshop, co-hosted by KAPSARC and the Payne Institute, aims to start a discussion to help bridge the gap in research between at least two disciplines: political science -- specifically the subfield of international relations -- with energy economics and the study of global energy markets, particularly oil and gas markets. Areas for discussion will include sanctions, diplomatic activity, cross-border…
KAPSARC is proud to host the third Users’ Group Meeting for the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB). KTAB is a software platform that simulates collective decision making processes (CDMPs). The aim of the meeting, which will take place over a day and a half at the Marriott at Metro Center hotel in Washington DC, is to merge the discussion…
The Paris Agreement provides new avenues to incentivize the international deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. In order to explore some related options in more detail, KAPSARC is hosting an expert workshop on April 9-10, 2019 at the center's campus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The meeting will bring together a wide range of international stakeholders and aims to…
KAPSARC’s new workshop in the series covering Oil Strategies for the Low Carbon Energy Transition will be held in The Hague, Netherlands on April 24, 2019 at Huys Clingendael’s headquarters. Co-hosted by KAPSARC and the Clingendael International Energy Programme, the event aims to inform research into strategies that may be deployed by both oil importers and exporters through the transition…
KAPSARC is undertaking a research project to address the macroeconomic and diversification challenges facing oil-rich economies, focusing on the economic performance and policy responses of Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East Gulf region to oil price spikes and slumps. This two-day workshop, to be held at the KAPSARC campus in Riyadh, will provide participants with an opportunity…
Saudi Arabia’s nationally determined contribution to the Paris Agreement put diversification of the Kingdom’s economy and of its fuel mix at the heart of its carbon avoidance measures. In addition, part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is an ambitious transition toward fulfillment of the Kingdom’s sustainable development goals and a green economy. Significant progress has already been made to remove…
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This is the second in a series of workshops that focus on the political challenges and opportunities for extending and implementing the Paris Agreement. Our first workshop in this series, held in Paris in October 2018, focused on the domestic political decision-making regarding emissions and the Paris Agreement of the top five emitters (China, United States, European Union, India, and…
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Saudi Arabia’s economy is passing through a phase of transformation in which some resources will be freed from existing usages and allocated to new development opportunities. Making decisions based on an incorrect assessment of the opportunity cost or value of these resources could lead to incorrect capital allocations toward investment in various projects. For instance, the international oil price may…
Exploring the Effects of Transport Policies on Energy Consumption in Freight Transportation – The Saudi Arabian Perspective
In recent decades, the increase in freight mobility has been largely served by road, maritime shipping and, increasingly, air transportation, with less emphasis on alternative modes of transport. This has translated into continued growth for the use of fossil fuels in freight transportation activities. In this context, this one-day workshop will explore freight transportation activity by focusing on topics including:…
This workshop's objective is to support deeper cooperation between Saudi Arabia, China and the international community on how to create higher value from the energy transition and industrial upgrading. The one-day event will aim to improve understanding of the key issues that have been identified in the course of research on China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) and its implications for…
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This workshop is part of our Electricity Sector Transitions series which focuses on the transformation of the electricity distribution sector.
The goal of the workshop is to discuss the political challenges and opportunities for extending and implementing the Paris Agreement.
This workshop will focus on the energy economics open data availability landscape in the Middle East, India, and China.
This exclusive and collaborative roundtable workshop will discuss the opportunities and challenges of importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Saudi Arabia. It will also discuss the policy drivers and market configurations that can help facilitate this outcome.
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This workshop is co-organized by KAPSARC and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the United States. The objective of the workshop is to discuss the future of oil and gas in the global context and compare and contrast modeling techniques developed mainly in KAPSARC and the EIA, in addition to paving the way for additional collaboration between the two organizations.…
July 20182 Events
Saudi Arabia’s economy is passing through a phase of transformation in which some resources will be freed from existing usages and allocated to new development opportunities. Making decisions based on the wrong opportunity costs or value of these resources could lead to over- or under-investment in projects. In particular, the international oil price may not reflect the true value of…
KAPSARC and the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission convened this workshop to finalize a report and present for discussion key issues identified in their research into how industrial energy efficiency and structural diversification is helping to achieve China and Saudi Arabia's sustainable development goals.
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A research-focused workshop co-sponsored by our partner organization in Russia, the Energy Centre at SKOLKOVO, Moscow School of Management, with senior participants from Russian and Saudi government entities, research centers, academia, and industry. The workshop will compare and contrast the experiences of these resource-rich countries, based on recent and ongoing research related to economic and energy transformations for each. Saudi…
This is the fifth in a series of workshops aimed to inform research into strategies that may be deployed by both oil importers and exporters through the transition to a low carbon energy mix. Previous workshops have been held in collaboration with the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) in Riyadh and The Hague.
This is a KTAB Users' Group Meeting that will bring together experienced and new users of KTAB to discuss the modeling approach, software architecture, new directions, and real world, policy-relevant applications. The participants will include a mixture of academics, applied researchers, analysts, and government officials. KTAB is a software platform that simulates collective decision-making processes (CDMPs). The policy-making process, and…
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A collaborative workshop between Saudi Arabia and the World Economic Forum to develop a transformation map for the Kingdom.
This is the third in a series of workshops aimed to inform research into the role of fossil fuels through the transition to a low carbon future. One of the main purposes of this workshop is to explore what would happen if all governments adopted policies that actually limited emissions to the level necessary to hit the 2 degrees Celsius…
The overarching theme of the workshop is what options Saudi Arabia has to reform its electricity sector in light of technological disruptions. Our workshop will focus on five key areas: 1) What are the challenges ahead in the context of Saudi Arabia’s electricity sector? 2) How megatrends in the power markets can help or hinder the implementation of reforms. 3)…
Achieving Growth in KSA & China Through Joint Leadership of Industrial Energy Efficiency and Economic Diversification
KAPSARC and the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission convened this workshop to finalize a report and present for discussion key issues that were identified in the course of their research into how industrial energy efficiency and structural diversification is helping to achieve China and Saudi Arabia's sustainable development goals.
November 20182 Events
This second KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) Users’ Group meeting will bring together experienced as well as new users of KTAB to discuss the modeling approach, software architecture, new directions, and real world, policy-relevant applications. The participants will include a mixture of academics, applied researchers, analysts, and government officials. We will discuss both how to use KTAB to address…
The workshop series “The Future of Mobility” provides a forum for discussing key sustainability issues in transportation and current policy strategies to address them. In particular, much emphasis is placed on the adoption of fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles for road transportation, innovation in fuel and vehicle technology mixes and the shift from road to other modes of transportation.
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Recognising the great challenge of large-scale development and deployment of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and the associated benefits for energy security and the environment, this two-day joint IEA-KAPSARC interdisciplinary workshop will bring together leading experts and key stakeholders to discuss key dimensions of the CO2-EOR challenge including techno-economics, environmental benefits, carbon markets and CO2 supply price formation, and policy…
The workshop will bring together key individuals and institutions to shed light on the capabilities and limitations of existing models in the Kingdom. New oil price environment and a new policy agenda to reform, diversify and grow the Saudi economy have emphasized the need to utilize available modeling capabilities in the Kingdom. Different modeling groups have been operating to assess the…
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The use of air conditioners accounts for about 65% of residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia and cooling has been a big driver of the average 6% per year increase in buildings' energy consumption in the Kingdom since 2010. At the same time Saudi policy makers have committed to phasing out the use of oil as a fuel to generate…
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Consumer adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles is a crucial step in improving energy utilization and reducing emissions from the personal transportation sector. To promote adoption, multiple supply- and demand-side policies such as fuel economy standards, zero-emission vehicle mandate, renewable fuel standard, low carbon fuel standard, ethanol subsidies, financial and non-financial incentives, have been employed. For these policies to achieve their intended…
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Discussing global energy transitions scenarios and trends, and identifying how these global transitions will impact the national energy arena in the kingdom.
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