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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
May 14, 2019
Residential electricity use effects of population in Kazakhstan

Residential electricity use effects of population in Kazakhstan

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy

We studied impacts of population groups of 15–64 and 65–above on residential electricity use in Kazakhstan in the STIRPAT framework. Unlike earlier studies for Kazakhstan in the STIRPAT framework, we applied time series cointegration and error correction methods. Results from…

Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov

2018
Welfare Implications of the Rebound Effect From More Energy-Efficient Passenger Cars
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Welfare Implications of the Rebound Effect From More Energy-Efficient Passenger Cars

Anwar Gasim, Ziyad Alfawzan

Improving the energy efficiency of passenger cars makes it cheaper to drive, allowing motorists to take to the roads more frequently. This additional driving, which offsets some of the expected energy savings from energy efficiency, is known as the rebound…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
October 30, 2017
Prices versus policy: An analysis of the drivers of the primary fossil fuel mix
Future of Global Oil Markets

Prices versus policy: An analysis of the drivers of the primary fossil fuel mix

Energy Policy

Energy policymakers often attempt to shape their countries’ energy mix, rather than leave it purely to market forces. By calibrating and simulating a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model, this paper analyzes the primary fossil fuel mix in the USA…

Tarek Atalla, Lester C. Hunt, Baltasar Manzano

2017
Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia

In 2016, policymakers in Saudi Arabia increased domestic transportation fuel prices, which are expected to approach market levels in the near future. Current low crude oil prices offer an excellent opportunity for policymakers to deregulate the passenger transportation sector without…

July 9, 2017
A tutorial on building policy models as mixed-complementarity problems

A tutorial on building policy models as mixed-complementarity problems

Interfaces

After 50 years of development, building and solving mixed-complementarity problems (MCPs) have become commonplace for policy models that analyze markets. These models are used to develop policies that reshape markets, or introduce markets that replace other organizational forms. In this…

Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Yves Smeers

2016
Macroeconomic and Welfare Effects of Energy Policies in Saudi Arabia: The MEGIR-SA Model
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Macroeconomic and Welfare Effects of Energy Policies in Saudi Arabia: The MEGIR-SA Model

MEGIR – Model with Energy, Growth and Intergenerational Redistribution – investigates the long-run implications for growth and equity across generations of different energy policies. It is the first general equilibrium model with overlapping generations to be developed and applied for…

October 26, 2016
Measuring persistent and transient energy efficiency in the US

Measuring persistent and transient energy efficiency in the US

Energy Efficiency

The promotion of US energy efficiency policy is seen as a very important activity. Generally, the level of energy efficiency of a country or state is approximated by energy intensity, commonly calculated as the ratio of energy use to GDP.…

Lester C. Hunt

2016
Measurement of energy efficiency based on economic foundations

Measurement of energy efficiency based on economic foundations

Energy Economics

Energy efficiency policy is seen as a very important activity by almost all policy makers. In practical energy policy analysis, the typical indicator used as a proxy for energy efficiency is energy intensity. However, this simple indicator is not necessarily…

Lester C. Hunt

2015
The Economics of Energy Vulnerability
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

The Economics of Energy Vulnerability

The economic vulnerability of an economy to energy disruptions is traditionally viewed through the lens of price shocks. This ‘energy vulnerability’ is driven by the energy mix, the infrastructure and the supply chain resilience that an economy enjoys.

October 24, 2015
Coal: Modeling a complex fuel source

Coal: Modeling a complex fuel source

Coal represented 30% of worldwide primary energy consumption in 2013 and would become the most consumed fuel through 2040, under the International Energy Agency (IEA) Current Policies Scenario. However, even in countries with policies designed to curb its supply and…

February 6, 2015
China’s Sustainable Fuel Strategies
Regional Energy Markets

China’s Sustainable Fuel Strategies

KAPSARC’s China Research Project is investigating the policy-economic nexus that underpins the growth and evolution of China’s energy economy. This workshop investigated one of the major emerging trends of China’s energy transformation: the development of sustainable fuel use.

January 24, 2015
The Dynamics of China’s Energy Economy
Regional Energy Markets

The Dynamics of China’s Energy Economy

The growth of its economy means that the People’s Republic of China ranks at the top of many energy related league tables. It produces and consumes roughly 50% of the world’s annual coal demand, while also being the largest importer…

October 6, 2014
Energy productivity: aligning global agendas
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Energy productivity: aligning global agendas

The well-established link between economic growth and energy usage presents a conundrum for policymakers that can be resolved by focusing on energy productivity to promote greater societal welfare. Energy productivity focuses attention on how energy resources can be put to…

October 6, 2014
Lowering Saudi Arabia’s fuel consumption and energy system costs without increasing end consumer prices
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Lowering Saudi Arabia’s fuel consumption and energy system costs without increasing end consumer prices

Walid Matar, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Bertrand Rioux

Saudi Arabia aims to reduce the growth of its energy demand. This paper outlines an approach that could help the country to reduce substantively its current fuel consumption and could result in a net economic gain without increasing current end…

Walid Matar Matar, Walid
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
March 7, 2014