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      The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market

      The changing landscape in global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets could make LNG imports a viable option for Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom works to diversify its power mix away from an increased reliance on burning oil to generate electricity.…

      19th March 2019
      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
      Reporting LCOE for Solar PV: Apples to Apples Comparisons
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reporting LCOE for Solar PV: Apples to Apples Comparisons

      Amro Elshurafa

      Solar energy is expected to be an integral technology in the creation of a low-carbon future. Hence, as photovoltaics (PV) installations continue to grow at an exponential rate, a better understanding of the generation costs of this relatively young industry…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      8th March 2017
      Will Current Electric Vehicle Policy Lead to Cost-Effective Electrification?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Will Current Electric Vehicle Policy Lead to Cost-Effective Electrification?

      Passenger cars are responsible for a large and steadily growing share of global energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Electric vehicles (EVs) powered by renewable electricity have the potential to provide a substantial contribution to the decarbonization of passenger car transport.…

      28th February 2017
      LNG for Africa
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      LNG for Africa

      Though Africa is traditionally considered as an exporter of pipeline gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), in future it could come to be seen as an LNG market. Until recently, financing issues, market conditions, price sensitivity and the small size…

      24th November 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
      Renewable Energy: Lessons from the EU Experience
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Renewable Energy: Lessons from the EU Experience

      Reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the generation of electricity through supporting wind turbines, solar cells and other renewable technologies has been a key objective of the European Union (EU) for more than a decade. Between 2004 and 2013, the…

      16th May 2016
      Comparing Renewables Support Policies: Quantifying the Trade-Offs
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Comparing Renewables Support Policies: Quantifying the Trade-Offs

      Jorge Blazquez, Nora Nezamuddin

      Policies to support wind energy development are most effective when they deliver power at the lowest cost per unit of added capacity and per unit of delivered electricity. Our analysis uses real Spanish onshore wind project data to identify which…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      24th December 2015
      A Framework for Comparing the Viability of Different Desalination Approaches

      A Framework for Comparing the Viability of Different Desalination Approaches

      Bertrand Rioux

      Most renewable powered desalination schemes are hybrids that displace fossil fuel power when renewable power is available. Their economic viability depends only on whether the renewable power source can generate electricity more cheaply than the fuels that it displaces. The…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      6th August 2015
      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