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      Can Japanese Nuclear Power Be Restarted Sooner? A Simulation of Alternative Scenarios
      Models, Data and Tools

      Can Japanese Nuclear Power Be Restarted Sooner? A Simulation of Alternative Scenarios

      Saleh Al Muhanna, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Brian Efird, Faisal Al-Ghamdi

      This study assesses whether there are politically plausible paths to more quickly gain support for restarting Japanese nuclear power plants and considers alternative scenarios. It builds on the 2018 KAPSARC discussion paper, “The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power,”…

      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Faisal Al-Ghamdi Al-Ghamdi, Faisal
      27th October 2019
      KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls
      Regional Energy Markets Models, Data and Tools

      KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls

      Axel Pierru, Walid Matar

      The European Journal of Operational Research has just published a paper, “Measuring the effects of price controls using mixed complementarity models” (2019). It detailed a series of innovative modeling approaches developed by KAPSARC researchers over the last six years. The…

      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      1st September 2019
      An Economic Analysis of China’s Domestic Crude Oil Supply Policies
      Models, Data and Tools

      An Economic Analysis of China’s Domestic Crude Oil Supply Policies

      Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Kang Wu

      China’s domestic oil production has lagged the rapid growth in the country’s oil consumption since 2000, leading to a large, and growing, reliance on crude imports to meet demand. Factors including China’s current market structure and regulatory environment impede further…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Kang Wu Wu, Kang
      28th May 2019
      Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model
      Models, Data and Tools Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model

      Energy Journal

      This paper investigates the intergenerational welfare impact of raising state administered retail energy prices in Saudi Arabia, an example of an oil exporting country with a fast growing population. To achieve this, we develop a dynamic model with overlapping generations (called MEGIR-SA), which…

      Frederic Gonand, Fakhri Hasanov, Lester C. Hunt

      2019
      Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia 1974-2018
      Models, Data and Tools Regional Energy Markets

      Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia 1974-2018

      Abeer AlGhamdi

      The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s households account for around 50% of national power consumption, with more than 7 million residential customers in 2017. The majority of this power is used for air conditioning and cooling systems due to the climate…

      Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
      30th January 2019
      The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants
      Models, Data and Tools Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

      Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Shahad Turkistani, Faisal Al-Ghamdi

      The Japanese government’s decision to continue restarting nuclear power is shaped by a combination of domestic political concerns, energy security challenges, and its ability to meet climate change commitments and targets. Nuclear power plants have started to come back online,…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Shahad Turkistani Turkistani, Shahad
      Faisal Al-Ghamdi Al-Ghamdi, Faisal
      31st December 2018
      India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement
      Climate Change Policies and Governance Models, Data and Tools

      India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, AlJawhara Al Quayid, Nourah Al Hosain, Paul Mollet

      As an emerging economy, a major part of India’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris  Agreement is an emissions intensity target. With its current policies, India is on track to achieve its climate targets under the Agreement. However, the…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      12th December 2018
      Oil and Oil-related Products Exported via Saudi Ports
      Models, Data and Tools

      Oil and Oil-related Products Exported via Saudi Ports

      Abeer AlGhamdi

      Saudi Arabia ranks as the world’s largest exporter of crude oil and petroleum products; the oil and gas sector accounts for about 70 percent of export earnings. Ras Tanura and Yanbu are the major oil-exporting ports in Saudi Arabia, accounting…

      Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
      1st November 2018
      Saudi Arabia Population Pyramid
      Models, Data and Tools

      Saudi Arabia Population Pyramid

      Abeer AlGhamdi

      Key insights into Saudi Arabia’s workforce demography.

      Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
      9th October 2018
      Saudi Arabia’s Passenger and Freight Railway Network
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Models, Data and Tools

      Saudi Arabia’s Passenger and Freight Railway Network

      Abeer AlGhamdi

      We have launched a new series of Data Insights which aim to share topical insights and data on a range of interesting themes. The first insight of the series is focused on Saudi Arabia’s passenger and freight railway network.

      Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
      27th September 2018
      A global degree days database for energy-related applications
      Models, Data and Tools

      A global degree days database for energy-related applications

      Energy

      Weather can have a profound effect on energy consumption particularly with respect to hot and cold temperatures, driving residential and commercial energy demand. The cooling and heating degree day methodology has been often been regarded as a reliable means to…

      Tarek Atalla, Silvio Gualdi, Alessandro Lanza

      2018
      Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB
      Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Regional Energy Markets Climate Change Policies and Governance Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets Electricity Sector Transitions Energy and Economic Vulnerability Models, Data and Tools Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB

      Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Lama Yaseen

      This paper (Multidimensional KTAB) is a technical discussion paper designed as a follow on to An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis using one-dimensional spatial models (Unidimensional KTAB). It extends the original framework of KTAB to explain the…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      24th December 2015