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      Beyond Smart Meters

      Beyond Smart Meters

      Shahid Hasan, Noura Mansouri, Thamir Alshehri

      Over the last two decades, many countries have installed millions of smart meters to improve the efficiency, reliability, and quality of service in the electric power sector. Compared with traditional meters, smart meters measure consumers’ electricity usage at 5- or…

      Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
      Noura Mansouri Mansouri, Noura
      Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
      11th July 2021
      A Carbon Management System of Innovation: Towards a Circular Carbon Economy

      A Carbon Management System of Innovation: Towards a Circular Carbon Economy

      T20

      This policy brief calls on the Group of Twenty (G20) governments to support a wide range of climate change mitigation approaches in hard-to-abate industries. It uses the Circular Carbon Economy framework, proposed by the Saudi G20 presidency, as an essential…

      Noura Mansouri, Alma Alhussaini, Noura Al-Saud, Mashael Alshalan, Maroua Benlahrech, Masakazu Toyoda, Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Radia Sedaoui, Liubov Yaroshenko

      2020
      Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change: Towards a Blue Carbon Economy Future

      Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change: Towards a Blue Carbon Economy Future

      T20

      Oceans are both the greatest victims of climate change and its greatest mitigators. This policy brief urges the G20 to strengthen the role of blue carbon (BC), nature-based solutions (NbS) and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) at international forums and initiate funding…

      Noura Mansouri, Ralph Chami, Carlos Duarte, Yatish Lele, Mrinal Mathur, Manal Abdelrahim Osman

      2020
      The Saudi Nuclear Energy Project
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Saudi Nuclear Energy Project

      Noura Mansouri

      Saudi Arabia’s nuclear energy program has been a subject of intense speculation recently, especially since the establishment of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) by Royal Order No. A/90 in 2010. In 2012, the government announced…

      Noura Mansouri Mansouri, Noura
      25th March 2020
      Does a Climate-Constrained World need Nuclear Energy?

      Does a Climate-Constrained World need Nuclear Energy?

      T20

      To meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C, cost-effective measures for accelerated transitions toward greenhouse gas (GHG) neutral energy systems are required. In all plausible scenarios, achieving climate neutrality in the second half of…

      Noura Mansouri, Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Robert N. Schock, Robert J. Budnitz, Charles McCombie, H-Holger Rogner

      2020
      Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Youth Empowerment for Climate Action

      Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Youth Empowerment for Climate Action

      T20

      This brief focuses on empowering the youth to act on climate change and environmental protection by strengthening formal and informal environmental and sustainability education. Environmental education is the foundation for problem recognition and solving. The G20 is in a powerful…

      Leila Dagher, Neha , Noura Mansouri, Shahad Almufti, Sara Zaini, Lim Boon Han, Neeshad Shafi, D.G. Webster, Renard Siew, Chioma Daisy Onyige, Shabana Khan, Nova Ahmad, Miranda A. Schreurs, Liz Canner

      2020
      Are Small Modular Reactors a Good Option for Saudi Arabia?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Are Small Modular Reactors a Good Option for Saudi Arabia?

      Noura Mansouri

      Since the start of nuclear power in the 1950s, nuclear generation technology has continually transformed and developed. Following the three major nuclear accidents, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima, nuclear power has become more robust, safer and more secure.

      Noura Mansouri Mansouri, Noura
      3rd November 2019
      Does nuclear desalination make sense for Saudi Arabia?

      Does nuclear desalination make sense for Saudi Arabia?

      Desalination Journal

      Noura Mansouri

      2016
      Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s quest for a cleaner energy transition

      Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s quest for a cleaner energy transition

      CreateSpace

      Noura Mansouri

      2013