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Saudi Arabia’s 2018 CO2 Emissions Fall Faster Than Expected
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Saudi Arabia’s 2018 CO2 Emissions Fall Faster Than Expected

Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Thamir Alshehri

The Instant Insight published on December 03, 2019 (KS–2019-II16) was based on data downloaded from the following sources: Enerdata Global Energy & CO2 Database (www.enerdata.net), 9 September, 2019 Enerdata EnerDemand Database (www.enerdata.net), 9 September, 2019 Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI),…

Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
January 21, 2020
Staying Cool in A Warming Climate: Temperature, Electricity and Air Conditioning in Saudi Arabia

Staying Cool in A Warming Climate: Temperature, Electricity and Air Conditioning in Saudi Arabia

MDPI

As global temperatures warm and populations and incomes rise, the demand for cooling will soar, creating a positive feedback loop between global warming and electricity-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This study explores the relationship between temperature, electricity, air conditioning (AC)…

Nicholas Howarth, Natalia Odnoletkova, Thamir Alshehri, Abdulla Almadani, Alessandro Lanza, Tadeusz Patzek

2020
What is Behind the Recent Fall in Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions?
Climate Change Policies and Governance

What is Behind the Recent Fall in Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions?

Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Thamir Alshehri

The International Energy Agency has recently released data showing that in 2018 Saudi Arabia’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by 15 million tonnes of CO2 (MtCO2), or 2.7%, from 577 MtCO2 to 562 MtCO2. This is significant as it is…

Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
December 4, 2019
Toward Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Toward Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement

Dongmei Chen, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

In this report, we explore the main trends and policies that relate to industrial energy productivity in China and Saudi Arabia, focusing on energy efficiency, structural economic reform, industrial upgrading and energy pricing. Our objective is to increase shared understanding…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
February 19, 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
Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia

Steven Fawkes, Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

With domestic energy demand in Saudi Arabia expected to potentially double by 2030, managing the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth will be very important for the Kingdom’s sustainable development. To assist in this task, this report recommends using…

Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
November 24, 2017
Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition: A View From Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition: A View From Saudi Arabia

Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

A common priority across G20 countries is the need to reinvigorate economies through an economic transformation that delivers a higher level of better quality growth. At KAPSARC, the need to improve economic growth and deliver climate goals agreed at COP21…

Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
August 31, 2017
Energy Productivity in the GCC: Evidence From an International Kuznets Curve Analysis
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Energy Productivity in the GCC: Evidence From an International Kuznets Curve Analysis

Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

This paper explores energy productivity trends at a national level for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and puts them in an international context. This analysis can be used as part of an evidence base for setting nationally…

Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
October 18, 2016
Energy Productivity as a New Growth Model for GCC Countries
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Energy Productivity as a New Growth Model for GCC Countries

Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

Following the collapse in oil prices, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have intensified efforts to find a new growth model which increases the welfare of their citizens, while reducing exposure to volatile energy markets. This paper argues that placing energy…

Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
October 18, 2016
A global degree days database for energy-related applications
Electricity Sector Transitions

A global degree days database for energy-related applications

Alessandro Lanza

Weather can have a profound effect on energy consumption, especially extremes of hot and cold temperatures. These variations in particular drive residential and commercial energy demand because space heating and cooling is such an important component. Traditional approaches are customized…

Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
April 6, 2015
On the Robustness of the Robustness of Checks on the Environmental Kuznets Curve

On the Robustness of the Robustness of Checks on the Environmental Kuznets Curve

Environmental and Resource Economics

Marzio Galeotti, Alessandro Lanza

2009
How Consistent are Alternative Short-term Climate Policies with Long-term Goals ?

How Consistent are Alternative Short-term Climate Policies with Long-term Goals ?

Climate Policy

Marzio Galeotti, Alessandro Lanza

2006
Modelling Dynamic Conditional Correlations in WTI Oil Forward and Futures Returns

Modelling Dynamic Conditional Correlations in WTI Oil Forward and Futures Returns

Finance Research Letters

Alessandro Lanza

2006
Conditional Correlations in the Returns on Oil Companies Stock Prices and their Determinants

Conditional Correlations in the Returns on Oil Companies Stock Prices and their Determinants

Empirica

Alessandro Lanza

2006
Reassessing the Environmental Kuznets Curve for CO2 Emissions: A Robustness Exercise

Reassessing the Environmental Kuznets Curve for CO2 Emissions: A Robustness Exercise

Ecological Economics

Marzio Galeotti, Alessandro Lanza

2006