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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.…

March 19, 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
March 25, 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
March 8, 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.…

February 28, 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…

November 24, 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
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…

May 16, 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
December 24, 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
August 6, 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,…

February 6, 2014