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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
      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
      Iran Sanctions: Implications for the Oil Market

      Iran Sanctions: Implications for the Oil Market

      Carlo Andrea Bollino, Brian Efird, Fakhri Hasanov, Emre Hatipoglu

      United States (U.S.) Iran energy sanction waivers expired May 2, 2019. The waivers permitted eight economies (China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey) to temporarily continue buying oil from Iran. Based on KAPSARC modeling of the political…

      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
      9th May 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
      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
      Preface

      Preface

      Energy Transitions

      Brian Efird

      2017
      Toward the Integration of Policymaking Models and Economic Models

      Toward the Integration of Policymaking Models and Economic Models

      Andrew Howe, Brian Efird

      The traditional economic approach to policy analysis is to utilize tools and methods developed within the field of economics and study the economic impact of one or more policies solely from an economic perspective. As a consequence, the “policies” are…

      Andrew Howe Howe, Andrew
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      31st May 2017
      Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia
      Regional Energy Markets

      Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia

      Ziyad Alfawzan, Sadeem Alhosain, Nader AlKathiri, Shahad Alarenan, Brian Efird

      Trade between the economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and North East Asia (NEA) reached $471 billion in 2013, based almost entirely on oil and gas. The GCC sends 44 percent of its exports to NEA, which depends on…

      Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
      Sadeem Alhosain Alhosain, Sadeem
      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      8th August 2016
      Assessing the impact of political disruptions on crude oil trade

      Assessing the impact of political disruptions on crude oil trade

      Kenneth White, Brian Efird, Sadeem Alhosain

      Provides an empirical evaluation of energy trade flows, focusing on crude oil trade among the top 20 crude oil exporters and top 20 crude oil importers. We assess the potential impact of cross-national political disruptions (bilateral and regional) on energy…

      Kenneth White White, Kenneth
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Sadeem Alhosain Alhosain, Sadeem
      1st January 2016
      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
      Reforming the Role of State-Owned Enterprise in China’s Energy Sector: An Analysis of Collective Decision-Making Processes Using the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)
      Regional Energy Markets

      Reforming the Role of State-Owned Enterprise in China’s Energy Sector: An Analysis of Collective Decision-Making Processes Using the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

      Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Lama Yaseen

      What are the prospects for reform of the Chinese energy sector? This question is the subject of much debate both inside and outside China. Since coming to power in November 2012, China’s new government has issued a series of statements…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      6th July 2015
      An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

      An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

      Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Lama Yaseen

      The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) is freely available, state-of-the-art software that has been designed to enable the rigorous and systematic analysis of collective decision-making processes (CDMPs). KTAB is being designed with three types of users in mind. The…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      7th May 2015
      Using DataCards for Socio-Cultural Data Discovery and Sharing

      Using DataCards for Socio-Cultural Data Discovery and Sharing

      Phalanx

      Brian Efird

      2012