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      Policy Pathways to Meet Saudi Arabia’s Contribution to the Paris Agreement
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Policy Pathways to Meet Saudi Arabia’s Contribution to the Paris Agreement

      David Wogan, Elizabeth Carey, Douglas Cooke

      The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change fundamentally altered the nature of global climate governance by introducing a new framework based on a bottom-up system of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). As a signatory Party to the Agreement, the Kingdom of…

      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Elizabeth Carey Carey, Elizabeth
      Douglas Cooke Cooke, Douglas
      27th February 2019
      Unintended consequences of China’s coal capacity cut policy

      Unintended consequences of China’s coal capacity cut policy

      Energy Policy

      In early 2016, China introduced additional capacity cut policies to rebalance supply in the coal market to match demand that had been reduced by slow economic growth and strict environmental regulation. Ensuing disruptions to the coal market caused these policies…

      Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin

      2018
      Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model

      Walid Matar, Amro Elshurafa

      The purpose of this study is to assess policy-relevant effects of incorporating a more proper representation of electricity transmission in multi-sector national policy models. This goal is achieved by employing the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM), which is the first publicly…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      5th November 2017
      Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia

      Walid Matar

      The Saudi electricity sector buys fuel and sells electricity at prices administered by the government. In this analysis, we assume that fuel prices are deregulated — priced at their marginal values or international equivalents — and use a long-term static…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      29th July 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…

      9th July 2017
      Adding Photovoltaics to the Saudi Power System: What are the Costs of Intermittency?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Adding Photovoltaics to the Saudi Power System: What are the Costs of Intermittency?

      Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar

      Intermittent generation from wind or photovoltaics (PV) imposes a cost on the power systems in which they are deployed. These costs vary regionally due to different fuel costs and ramping flexibility of existing grid capacities. With 2015 as a reference…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      28th November 2016
      The Prospects for Coal-fired Power Generation in Saudi Arabia

      The Prospects for Coal-fired Power Generation in Saudi Arabia

      Axel Pierru, Walid Matar

      Almost all of Saudi Arabia’s electric power generation is fueled by oil and gas. Plans for future capacity envisage nuclear and renewables supplementing this mix and freeing up oil for other revenue-generating opportunities. Coal-fired generation has been promoted in some…

      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      24th December 2015
      Economic Impacts of Debottlenecking Congestion in the Chinese Coal Supply Chain
      Regional Energy Markets

      Economic Impacts of Debottlenecking Congestion in the Chinese Coal Supply Chain

      Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Bertrand Rioux

      China’s coal industry grew at unprecedented rates during the first decade of the 2000s in order to support equally unprecedented economic growth. In that type of environment, it is impossible for the capacities of every link in the supply chain…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      7th September 2015
      Efficient Industrial Energy Use: The First Step in Transitioning Saudi Arabia’s Energy Mix
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Efficient Industrial Energy Use: The First Step in Transitioning Saudi Arabia’s Energy Mix

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

      External observers worry about whether Saudi domestic consumption of oil will crowd out exports. This is based on simple extrapolations which suggest that in a little more than 20 years Saudi Arabia may become a net importer of hydrocarbon fuels.…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      7th June 2015
      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
      Modeling residential electricity consumption and efficiency within an economic framework
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Modeling residential electricity consumption and efficiency within an economic framework

      Walid Matar

      Many countries have promoted energy efficiency and conservation in the residential sector due to its significant contribution to total demand. This paper discusses some of the wider implications of more efficient households on the overall energy system. Various efficiency options,…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      6th March 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…

      6th February 2015
      Why build energy models as MCPs? An economic perspective

      Why build energy models as MCPs? An economic perspective

      Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

      The discipline of microeconomics focuses on the outcomes of the actions of economic agents, where economic agents can be individuals as producers and consumers or organizations that deliver goods or services. Microeconomists have developed a collection of models to understand…

      Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      6th January 2015
      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
      7th March 2014
      Energy systems modeling to support policy making

      Energy systems modeling to support policy making

      The main needs of energy system models over the past three decades trace a journey from an era in which concerns about security and sufficiency of supply were the dominant themes (1970s and 1980s), through a swing towards liberalizing markets,…

      6th February 2014