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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
      1st September 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
      2nd July 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…

      1st July 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
      24th May 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
      29th September 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…

      14th August 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.

      16th June 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…

      13th June 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…

      6th May 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…

      6th February 2015