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      Plastics in a Circular Carbon Economy
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Plastics in a Circular Carbon Economy

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

      The G20 has made commitments to the international community to reduce plastic waste leakage into the natural environment. It should use its network and offices to galvanize the resources and technical expertise to meet commitments under the G20s Osaka Declaration.…

      Sara Lechtenberg-Kasten Lechtenberg-Kasten, Sara
      Adam C. Bouloukos Adam C. Bouloukos
      Michael Wang Michael Wang
      15th June 2022
      One Year After the Texas Blackout: Lessons for Reliable and Resilient Power Systems
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      One Year After the Texas Blackout: Lessons for Reliable and Resilient Power Systems

      Marie Petitet, Frank Felder, Khalid Alhadhrami

      In February 2021, Texas experienced an extreme cold snap causing a dramatic electricity blackout that left millions of households without electricity, resulting in over 200 fatalities and economic damages of approximately $100 billion. The Texas blackout has been used to…

      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      Khalid Alhadhrami Khalid Alhadhrami
      14th June 2022
      Investing in Net-Zero Emission Ambitions: Global ESG Frameworks and CCUS Projects
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Investing in Net-Zero Emission Ambitions: Global ESG Frameworks and CCUS Projects

      Fatih Yılmaz, Adam Sieminski

      Achieving global net zero emission (NZE) goals necessitates trillions of US$ of annual investment in various mitigation technologies. While a significant portion of this investment is expected to take place in mainstream mitigation technologies (e.g., renewable energy), low carbon technologies…

      Fatih Yılmaz Yılmaz, Fatih
      Adam Sieminski Adam Sieminski
      14th June 2022
      The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Circular Carbon Economy: Progress and Potential
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Circular Carbon Economy: Progress and Potential

      Mari Luomi, Fatih Yılmaz, Thamir Alshehri

      Over the past year, all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have updated their medium-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets by submitting revised nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and…

      Mari Luomi Luomi, Mari
      Fatih Yılmaz Yılmaz, Fatih
      Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
      14th June 2022
      Success Path for Resilient Cities

      Success Path for Resilient Cities

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

      Resilient cities require modern infrastructure that can withstand the challenges of a growing population and environmental threats. The community of interest that focuses on building resilient infrastructure utilises classic risk assessment techniques that concentrate on what can go wrong in…

      Sara Lechtenberg-Kasten Lechtenberg-Kasten, Sara
      Erna Gevondyan Erna Gevondyan
      Adam C. Bouloukos Adam C. Bouloukos
      John Hummel John Hummel
      14th June 2022
      Availing Existing Frameworks to Enable a Clean and Sustainable Transition in the Transport Sector

      Availing Existing Frameworks to Enable a Clean and Sustainable Transition in the Transport Sector

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

      While there is an immediate need to tackle global environmental issues, the decarbonization of the transport sector represents a key challenge at the policy level and in particular the financial and environmental sustainability of this process. This is of critical…

      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      Saumitra Saxena Saumitra Saxena
      Anurag Pal Sehgal Anurag Pal Sehgal
      14th June 2022
      Policy Responses to the Reliability Crisis in the Power Grid
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Policy Responses to the Reliability Crisis in the Power Grid

      Frank Felder

      From China, Europe, Central Asia, India and to the United States, there is a reliability crisis in electric power grids. Why are power grids so brittle and what should policymakers do?

      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      6th June 2022
      A Remaining Piece of the COVID-19 Puzzle: Saudi Arabia’s Remittances Account
      Models, Data and Tools

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

      Abdulelah Darandary, Muhammad Javid, Maria Alkhamees

      It has been two years since the beginning of COVID-19, a one-of-a-kind crisis in recent history. The global economy was disrupted entirely in a few months and most economies faced shutdowns. While many disruptions can be explained, especially the economic…

      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Muhammad Javid Javid, Muhammad
      Maria Alkhamees Maria Alkhamees
      30th May 2022
      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook (KOMO)

      The drivers of this quarter’s global demand outlook stem from multiple factors (i.e., the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, lower trade confidence, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, overall downward gross domestic product (GDP) revisions, continued inflation and the recent lockdowns in…

      30th May 2022
      How to Mitigate Transportation Emissions in Saudi Arabia? The Role of Energy Price Governance
      Models, Data and Tools

      How to Mitigate Transportation Emissions in Saudi Arabia? The Role of Energy Price Governance

      Sa’d Shannak, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Rubal Dua

      In light of Saudi Arabia’s recent energy-pricing reform strategy, this paper investigates the main drivers of fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport sector. We employed a battery of econometric techniques to analyze the long-run relationships between income, fuel…

      Sa’d Shannak Sa’d Shannak
      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      29th May 2022
      Current and Future Trends in Saudi Arabia’s Container Throughput
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Current and Future Trends in Saudi Arabia’s Container Throughput

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar, Nora Nezamuddin, Rubal Dua, Abdulrahman Alwosheel

      The maritime sector is a key pillar for the diversification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economy, and it has been prioritised by the Saudi government due to its strategic importance. Saudi Vision 2030 has set a target for making…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Abdulrahman Alwosheel Alwosheel, Abdulrahman
      25th May 2022
      The Current State and Future of Clean Hydrogen Projects Worldwide
      Regional Energy Markets

      The Current State and Future of Clean Hydrogen Projects Worldwide

      Salaheddine Soummane

      This data insight reviews clean hydrogen projects worldwide that are listed in the Hydrogen Projects Database of the International Energy Agency (IEA 2021), which covers hydrogen projects for “energy or climate change mitigation purposes” based on electrolysis, fossil fuels with…

      Salaheddine Soummane Soummane, Salaheddine
      25th May 2022
      The Implications for the Power Sector from Innovation by Startup Companies
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Implications for the Power Sector from Innovation by Startup Companies

      Rolando Fuentes, Dongmei Chen

      We compiled a multi-regional database of 320 startups from 36 countries whose focus is on new technologies in the electricity sector. To reach this number, we performed internet searches with neutral key words such as ‘startups,’ ‘electricity,’ ‘innovation,’ and avoided…

      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
      25th May 2022
      Post-Covid Recovery of Air Traffic in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Post-Covid Recovery of Air Traffic in Saudi Arabia

      Abu Toasin Oakil, Andres Felipe Guzman, Rubal Dua, Abdulrahman Alwosheel

      The dramatic drop in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related travel restrictions has significantly impacted the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia and around the world. The sector has suffered considerable losses due to the reduction in…

      Abu Toasin Oakil Oakil, Abu Toasin
      Andres Felipe Guzman Andres Felipe Guzman
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Abdulrahman Alwosheel Alwosheel, Abdulrahman
      25th May 2022
      Determinants of Remittance Outflows: The Case of Saudi Arabia
      Models, Data and Tools

      Determinants of Remittance Outflows: The Case of Saudi Arabia

      Muhammad Javid, Fakhri Hasanov

      International labor migration has played a key role in the development of both advanced and developing countries. Many developing countries in Asia have relied on labor migration, mainly to the oil-rich Gulf region, to reduce both unemployment and poverty (Naseem…

      Muhammad Javid Javid, Muhammad
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      22nd May 2022