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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
      2nd July 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
      10th June 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
      25th March 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…

      30th November 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…

      27th November 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
      24th November 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
      30th October 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…

      22nd October 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
      4th October 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
      16th April 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
      20th December 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
      18th October 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
      8th September 2016