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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
The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector
Regional Energy Markets

The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector

David Wogan, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have installed a network of high-voltage transmission lines, known as the GCC Interconnector, which links the member states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Interconnector…

David Wogan Wogan, David
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
June 10, 2018
The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano, Axel Pierru

What is the value of saving a barrel of oil that would otherwise had been consumed domestically? This study explores the question, taking a long-run perspective into a general equilibrium approach. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the difference between…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
March 25, 2018
Coal in Asia: The Challenge for Policy and the Promise of Markets

Coal in Asia: The Challenge for Policy and the Promise of Markets

When balancing the objectives of affordability, reliability and environmental sustainability of energy supply, the answer in developing Asian economies has historically been unequivocal: Coal is king. This is because these nations placed greater emphasis on the first two objectives at…

November 30, 2017
Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition
Future of Global Oil Markets

Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition

The way the world uses energy services has entered a period of profound change. However, there is continuing uncertainty about its trajectory in terms of the speed and extent of transition. This will dictate whether the world achieves the 2oC…

November 27, 2017
Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia

Steven Fawkes, Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

With domestic energy demand in Saudi Arabia expected to potentially double by 2030, managing the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth will be very important for the Kingdom’s sustainable development. To assist in this task, this report recommends using…

Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
November 24, 2017
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
Towards More Pragmatic Global Climate Goals and Policies
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Towards More Pragmatic Global Climate Goals and Policies

This paper presents an analysis of the climate and economic impacts of four different carbon emission scenarios. The scenarios include: a ‘business as usual’ reference scenario; a carbon emission mitigation scenario designed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting…

October 22, 2017
Managing Oil Revenue Stabilization Funds: A Framework for Developing Policies
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Managing Oil Revenue Stabilization Funds: A Framework for Developing Policies

Nader AlKathiri, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

Oil revenue stabilization funds provide short-run protection against oil revenue fluctuations – in the way that Saudi government deposits and reserve at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) have historically served as a buffer to decouple government budget from oil…

Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
October 4, 2017
Understanding Long Term Consumer Demand For Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Understanding Long Term Consumer Demand For Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Rubal Dua

Consumer adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles is a crucial step in improving energy use and reducing emissions from the transportation sector. The range of options includes hybridization of powertrains all the way through to fully electric vehicles. To promote adoption, policymakers…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
April 16, 2017
Evaluating Uganda’s Oil Sector: Estimation of Upstream Projects

Evaluating Uganda’s Oil Sector: Estimation of Upstream Projects

Colin Ward

Uganda and other countries in Eastern Africa are on the cusp of developing many oil and gas resources, and there is reason for local content to be included in the discussion. As part of a larger research effort at KAPSARC…

Colin Ward Ward, Colin
December 20, 2016
Energy Productivity as a New Growth Model for GCC Countries
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Energy Productivity as a New Growth Model for GCC Countries

Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

Following the collapse in oil prices, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have intensified efforts to find a new growth model which increases the welfare of their citizens, while reducing exposure to volatile energy markets. This paper argues that placing energy…

Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
October 18, 2016
The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox
Electricity Sector Transitions

The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox

Jorge Blazquez, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rolando Fuentes, Nora Nezamuddin

One major avenue for policymakers to meet climate targets is by decarbonizing the power sector, one component of which is raising the share of renewable energy sources (renewables) in electricity generation. However, promoting renewables in liberalized power markets creates a…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
September 8, 2016