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      Carbon Sequestration Units (CSUs): A New Tool to Mitigate Carbon Emissions

      Carbon Sequestration Units (CSUs): A New Tool to Mitigate Carbon Emissions

      Paul Mollet, Wolfgang Heidug, Paul Zakkour, Eric Williams

      The United Kingdom’s decision to aim for net zero emissions by 2050 and to enshrine it in law raises the bar for global policymakers as the world seeks to limit the impact of climate change. A recent European Commission paper…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
      Paul Zakkour Zakkour, Paul
      Eric Williams Williams, Eric
      13th January 2020
      Political Feasibility of Enhancing India’s Midcentury Target for Emissions Intensity

      Political Feasibility of Enhancing India’s Midcentury Target for Emissions Intensity

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

      India’s greenhouse gas emissions have grown along with its rapid economic growth, making it the world’s third-largest emitter after China and the United States. Under the Paris Agreement, India has committed to reduce its emissions intensity relative to its GDP…

      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      18th September 2019
      US Rolls Back Regulation but the Oil Industry Moves Forward

      US Rolls Back Regulation but the Oil Industry Moves Forward

      Paul Mollet

      On August 28, 2019, the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a series of amendments to Obama-era environmental regulations covering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that it claims will save the oil and gas industry millions of dollars in…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      12th September 2019
      The Political Feasibility of Enhancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the European Union’s Mid-Century Strategy
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      The Political Feasibility of Enhancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the European Union’s Mid-Century Strategy

      AlJawhara Al Quayid, Saleh Al Muhanna, Paul Mollet

      Article 4.19 of the 2015 Paris Agreement calls on signatories to formulate and communicate “long-term low greenhouse gas development strategies,” widely known as the mid-century strategy (MCS). Any enhancement of the European Union’s (EU’s) targets in its MCS depends on…

      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      22nd August 2019
      India’s Oil Imports: Achilles’ Heel or Economic Javelin?

      India’s Oil Imports: Achilles’ Heel or Economic Javelin?

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Paul Mollet, Jitendra Roychoudhury

      Presenting India’s 2019 budget on July 5, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sketched out the Modi government’s vision of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024, almost doubling the country’s current gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.73 trillion. To achieve this…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      21st August 2019
      Energy Governance in China: The Structures and Processes of Government Decision-Making
      Regional Energy Markets

      Energy Governance in China: The Structures and Processes of Government Decision-Making

      Dongmei Chen, Paul Mollet, Brian Efird

      This paper describes the current governance structure of China’s energy sector. The interplay between central government, the Communist Party, regional governments and key economic actors within the framework of China’s five-year planning processes are complex and constantly evolving. As such,…

      Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      14th May 2019
      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
      OPEC Oil Production Data: The Role of Secondary Sources
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      OPEC Oil Production Data: The Role of Secondary Sources

      Paul Mollet, Saleh Al Muhanna

      OPEC oil production data is a key to understanding not just global energy balances but also the international oil market. Historically, most OPEC oil production figures are opaque as governments either consider them to be confidential and do not publish…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      17th November 2018
      The Politics of European Union Climate Governance
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      The Politics of European Union Climate Governance

      Paul Mollet, Saleh Al Muhanna, AlJawhara Al Quayid

      The European Union (EU) is facing a critical period as the European Commission draws up a 2050 climate strategy roadmap that is likely to form the basis for the EU’s next nationally determined contribution to the COP21 Paris Agreement. Until recently, the UK was the…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      25th October 2018
      Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market
      Regional Energy Markets

      Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market

      Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Omar Al-Ubayli

      Countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commonly known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established a regional power grid to support member countries’ high voltage networks in 2001 but, to date, the system has remained underutilized.…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Omar Al-Ubayli Al-Ubayli, Omar
      4th October 2018
      The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition

      Brian Efird, Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak

      The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it wishes to transition toward a less carbon-intensive energy system, both as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and as one of…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      10th October 2017