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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
September 1, 2019
Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience

Xiaoliang Yang, Wolfgang Heidug

China’s political leadership has taken an increasingly public and proactive stance on climate change since 2014. This includes a commitment that Chinese carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will peak before 2030 and enacting measures through the 13th Five-Year Plan to support…

Xiaoliang Yang Yang, Xiaoliang
Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
July 2, 2018
Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges
Regional Energy Markets

Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges

Rising electricity demand and growing fiscal constraints have encouraged governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions to consider more cooperative approaches to delivering reliable and affordable electricity services. The development of an…

July 1, 2018
Vehicle Retirement and Replacement Policy: Assessing Impact and Cost-Effectiveness
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Vehicle Retirement and Replacement Policy: Assessing Impact and Cost-Effectiveness

Rubal Dua

Governments across the world, motivated by air quality improvement or by climate change mitigation goals, are trying to accelerate the turnover of older, higher-emitting vehicles and replace these with lower emission vehicles. One approach is to encourage consumers to scrap…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
May 24, 2018
Efficient industrial energy use: The first step in transitioning Saudi Arabia’s energy mix

Efficient industrial energy use: The first step in transitioning Saudi Arabia’s energy mix

Energy Policy

In Saudi Arabia, industrial fuel prices are administered below international prices and firms make decisions based on low energy prices, increasing domestic energy demand. This analysis explores alternative policies designed to induce a transition to a more efficient energy system…

Walid Matar, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Bertrand Rioux, David Wogan

2017
Potential Gains From Reforming Price Caps in China’s Power Sector
Electricity Sector Transitions

Potential Gains From Reforming Price Caps in China’s Power Sector

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Axel Pierru, Frederic Murphy

When energy sectors transition from government-controlled to market-driven systems, the legacy regulatory instruments can create unintended market distortions and lead to higher costs. In China, the most notable regulatory throwback is ceilings on electricity prices that generators can charge utilities,…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
September 29, 2016
Renewable Energy Policy in India: Creation, Implementation and Efficacy
Electricity Sector Transitions

Renewable Energy Policy in India: Creation, Implementation and Efficacy

India aims to transition from a fossil fuel burning economy to a comparatively low-carbon economy through the increased use of renewables. To achieve this, India aims to build 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, establishing one of the…

August 14, 2016
Designing Electricity Markets to Integrate Renewable Energy
Electricity Sector Transitions

Designing Electricity Markets to Integrate Renewable Energy

The penetration of renewable energy in deregulated electricity markets is changing the behavior of wholesale electricity prices. Liberalized electricity markets work well when the penetration of renewable energy is low, but they are disrupted when the penetration is significant.

June 16, 2016
Opportunities & Challenges in Reforming Energy Prices in GCC Countries

Opportunities & Challenges in Reforming Energy Prices in GCC Countries

The recent fall in oil and natural gas revenues has brought renewed attention to domestic energy pricing issues among GCC governments. Fuel and feedstock prices are typically set below world market prices to support domestic energy-intensive activities such as petrochemicals…

June 13, 2016
Models for the economies and energy systems of GCC countries

Models for the economies and energy systems of GCC countries

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) play a key role in the global energy system. Collectively, in 2014 the six countries supplied the global market with over 28 million barrels of oil equivalent per day of oil and natural…

May 6, 2015
Energy productivity: From policy goal to reality
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Energy productivity: From policy goal to reality

Energy productivity, at the national level, has emerged as a valuable indicator for a number of reasons. It accommodates economic growth, linking energy use to gross domestic product. It is more than conceptually tied to energy efficiency; seen by policymakers…

February 6, 2015