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      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia

      Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has four major international airports. They are King Khalid International Airport (RUH), King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), King Fahd International Airport (DMM) and Prince Muhammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED). Before the COVID-19 pandemic,…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      28th September 2021
      Revisiting the Impact of COVID-19 on the Demand for Transport and Gasoline
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Revisiting the Impact of COVID-19 on the Demand for Transport and Gasoline

      Nora Nezamuddin, Hatem Al Atawi

      The global outbreak of COVID-19 began in March 2020. As of April 2021, the global caseload has reached over 150 million. Governments globally have introduced various measures in an attempt to contain the virus’s spread. These measures have varied in…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      24th June 2021
      Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Extreme Events on Infrastructure Development in Global Trade and Logistics Supply Chain

      Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Extreme Events on Infrastructure Development in Global Trade and Logistics Supply Chain

      T20

      The rise in global sea levels and extreme events directly challenge the international freight infrastructure. This is particularly important considering the significance of sea-borne trade in international commerce and that key logistics and trade centers are located near coastal areas.…

      Aris Christodoulou, Athena Roumboutsos, Nora Nezamuddin, Lama Yaseen, Franklin Konuah, Thierry VaneIslander, Christa Sys, Anna Laura Petrucci, Hande Demirel

      2020
      Ensuring that Covid-19 Recovery Policies Support the Transformation to a Climate Neutral Society

      Ensuring that Covid-19 Recovery Policies Support the Transformation to a Climate Neutral Society

      T20

      Governments worldwide have pledged trillions of dollars for economic recovery from the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Without a targeted approach, these recovery programs can lead to a lock-in of high-carbon technologies. This would block the transformation toward climate…

      Axel Michaelowa, Abdelrahman Muhsen, Nora Nezamuddin, Mohammed Dabboor, Sonja Butzengeiger, Amm Quamruzzaman

      2020
      The Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Electricity Sectors in Saudi Arabia and India

      The Impact of the Coronavirus Lockdown on the Electricity Sectors in Saudi Arabia and India

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Anushree Majumdar, Nora Nezamuddin

      Currently, an estimated third of the global population is under some form of government-imposed lockdown measure aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. These lockdown measures have had various negative economic effects and could decrease electricity demand (Business Insider 2020).…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Anushree Majumdar Majumdar, Anushree
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      5th July 2020
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Gasoline Demand

      The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Gasoline Demand

      Hatem Al Atawi, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdulelah Darandary

      In the last few months, the world has experienced the negative effects of COVID-19. The outbreak, which started as an epidemic concentrated in China, quickly spread to become a global pandemic. As of May 12, 2020, there have been over…

      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      20th May 2020
      Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      Logistics and infrastructure policy will play key roles in Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification and reform efforts. This study provides a quantitative assessment of specific measures related to freight transport, taking into consideration the heterogeneity of urban, regional and inter-regional localities…

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      27th April 2020
      Saudi Arabia Imports by Major Customs Ports (2014 – 2018)
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Saudi Arabia Imports by Major Customs Ports (2014 – 2018)

      Nora Nezamuddin

      Saudi Arabia’s top three import destinations are the Jeddah Islamic Port, the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam and the King Khalid International Airport with 29%, 20% and 12% of the total value of imports in 2018, respectively. The total value…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      7th April 2020
      Sector Coupling, Regulatory Convergence and Climate Change

      Sector Coupling, Regulatory Convergence and Climate Change

      T20

      Climate change goals can be met through both the decarbonization of the electricity sector and the electrification of sectors that now use other fuels. However, the electricity sector is navigating major technological disruptions that are changing the essence of its…

      Rolando Fuentes, Lester C. Hunt, Baltasar Manzano, Nora Nezamuddin, Juan Jose Montero, Mathias Finger

      2020
      Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      This paper focuses on the methodology for estimating total freight transport activity (FTA) for three countries  — China, India and Saudi Arabia  — with the objective of building on current state-of-the-art transportation modeling in three key areas: Studying the relationship…

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      9th May 2019
      The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox

      Jorge Blazquez, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rolando Fuentes, Nora Nezamuddin

      One major avenue for policymakers to meet climate targets is by decarbonizing the power sector, one component of which is raising the share of renewable energy sources (renewables) in electricity generation. However, promoting renewables in liberalized power markets creates a…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      8th September 2016
      Policy Instruments & Market Uncertainty: Exploring the Impact on Renewables Adoption
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Policy Instruments & Market Uncertainty: Exploring the Impact on Renewables Adoption

      Jorge Blazquez, Nora Nezamuddin

      Policymakers have a variety of financial tools to foster the deployment of renewables. Our study explores how these policy instruments impact a private investor’s behavior, and the resulting differences in the adoption of renewable technology as well as costs to…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      16th June 2016
      Comparing Renewables Support Policies: Quantifying the Trade-Offs
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Comparing Renewables Support Policies: Quantifying the Trade-Offs

      Jorge Blazquez, Nora Nezamuddin

      Policies to support wind energy development are most effective when they deliver power at the lowest cost per unit of added capacity and per unit of delivered electricity. Our analysis uses real Spanish onshore wind project data to identify which…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      24th December 2015
      Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots

      Shahad Albardi, Jorge Blazquez, Amro Elshurafa, Nora Nezamuddin

      For the past two to three decades, and particularly in the wake of the Great Recession, clean energy transitions have been sold as a three-for-the-price-ofone policy: creating “green collar” jobs to get the unemployed back to work, using domestic resources…

      Shahad Albardi Albardi, Shahad
      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      6th October 2014