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      On the Incremental Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency: A Saudi Perspective

      On the Incremental Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency: A Saudi Perspective

      Taylor & Francis Online

      This paper examines the marginal welfare gain of adopting higher energy efficiency after another efficiency measure has already been installed. For example, how does installing stringent thermal insulation influence energy efficiency investment decisions thereafter? A mathematical model that embeds a…

      Walid Matar

      2021
      Can Oil Refiners Adjust to a Greater Supply of Shale Oil?
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Can Oil Refiners Adjust to a Greater Supply of Shale Oil?

      Walid Matar, Rami Shabaneh

      The advent of American shale oil and its prospects for continued production growth have raised concerns about whether oil refineries can handle the increasingly lighter crude oil supply. To provide a perspective on this issue, we run a global oil…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      6th January 2021
      Real Gross Domestic Income for Saudi Arabia: A Measure of National Income
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Real Gross Domestic Income for Saudi Arabia: A Measure of National Income

      Anwar Gasim, Walid Matar

      “A country’s national income is defined as the total market value of its output. The most used measure for national income is gross domestic product (GDP). One way to estimate GDP for a country is to sum its government consumption,…

      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      27th December 2020
      On the Incremental Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency: A Saudi Perspective
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      On the Incremental Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency: A Saudi Perspective

      Walid Matar

      It has been shown in the literature that, in aggregate, actual household energy efficiency adoption is less than would be expected economically. Energy economists and policy analysts have described this phenomenon as the ‘energy efficiency gap.’ There could be myriad…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      14th September 2020
      A Look Back on Saudi Fossil Fuel Incentives in the Last Decade

      A Look Back on Saudi Fossil Fuel Incentives in the Last Decade

      Walid Matar

      The Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) and the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) have just released energy use data for 2019. This insight provides an up-to-date estimation of how fossil fuel incentives have changed in 2019 compared with 2009.

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      19th April 2020
      Natural Gas Strategies for the Saudi Energy System
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      Natural Gas Strategies for the Saudi Energy System

      Walid Matar, Rami Shabaneh

      Fuel prices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have historically been below international market values. This has stimulated rapid growth in primary energy demand. The Kingdom’s natural gas demand has now outstripped its domestic production, forcing the government to impose…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      13th January 2020
      Viability of Seasonal Natural Gas Storage in the Saudi Energy System
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      Viability of Seasonal Natural Gas Storage in the Saudi Energy System

      Walid Matar, Rami Shabaneh

      Saudi Arabia expects to double its natural gas production within the next decade. This increased domestic supply is expected to meet the demand for gas from Saudi Arabia’s industrial development and, most importantly, to displace liquid fuels in its electricity…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      8th December 2019
      KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls
      Regional Energy Markets Models, Data and Tools

      KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls

      Axel Pierru, Walid Matar

      The European Journal of Operational Research has just published a paper, “Measuring the effects of price controls using mixed complementarity models” (2019). It detailed a series of innovative modeling approaches developed by KAPSARC researchers over the last six years. The…

      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      1st September 2019
      The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf
      Electricity Sector Transitions Regional Energy Markets

      The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

      Hisham Akhonbay, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Sylvain Côté, Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar, Shreekar Pradhan, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

      The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global…

      Hisham Akhonbay Akhonbay, Hisham
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Sylvain Côté Côté, Sylvain
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Shreekar Pradhan Pradhan, Shreekar
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      17th October 2018
      Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model

      Walid Matar, Amro Elshurafa

      The purpose of this study is to assess policy-relevant effects of incorporating a more proper representation of electricity transmission in multi-sector national policy models. This goal is achieved by employing the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM), which is the first publicly…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      5th November 2017
      Adding Solar PV to the Saudi Power System: What is the Cost of Intermittency?

      Adding Solar PV to the Saudi Power System: What is the Cost of Intermittency?

      Energy Transitions

      Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar

      2017