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Crude Oil Use in the Saudi Electricity Sector
Electricity Sector Transitions

Crude Oil Use in the Saudi Electricity Sector

Thamir Alshehri

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to promote sustainability in its electricity sector. In 2016 and 2018, the government of Saudi Arabia introduced a range of reforms as part of Saudi Vision 2030 to modernize the economy…

Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
September 29, 2019
Estimating the Multiple Benefits of Building Energy Efficiency in GCC Countries Using an Energy Productivity Framework
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Estimating the Multiple Benefits of Building Energy Efficiency in GCC Countries Using an Energy Productivity Framework

Kankana Dubey, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti

This report quantifies the direct and key indirect benefits of energy efficiency investment in buildings in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. It summarizes the key insights from individual country studies conducted as part of KAPSARC’s energy productivity project. This analysis indicates that…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
January 14, 2019
Benefits of energy efficiency programs for residential buildings in Bahrain

Benefits of energy efficiency programs for residential buildings in Bahrain

Journal of Building Engineering

This paper outlines the approach and the cost-effectiveness potential for designing and retrofitting residential buildings to be energy-efficient in Bahrain. The analysis is focused on residential buildings since these buildings consume over 48% of the total electricity used in Bahrain.…

Moncef Krarti, Kankana Dubey

2018
The Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

The Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies

Over the last decade, India and China have become leading consumers of energy, especially oil, with freight transportation accounting for a large portion. The growth in total transport energy use is directly correlated with the fast-paced urbanization and industrialization of…

June 1, 2018
Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas

Rami Shabaneh, Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo

Natural gas resources in Tanzania and Mozambique have emerged as a new source of gas supply. While they are poised for export to global gas markets, they can also provide a key source of energy to the rest of Eastern…

Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
Anne-Sophie Corbeau Corbeau, Anne-Sophie
Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo Nhantumbo, Fernando Tomas
May 20, 2018
Toward Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Toward Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement

Dongmei Chen, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

In this report, we explore the main trends and policies that relate to industrial energy productivity in China and Saudi Arabia, focusing on energy efficiency, structural economic reform, industrial upgrading and energy pricing. Our objective is to increase shared understanding…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
February 19, 2018
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
The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition
Electricity Sector Transitions

The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition

Brian Efird, Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it wishes to transition toward a less carbon-intensive energy system, both as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and as one of…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
October 10, 2017
GCC Energy System Overview – 2017

GCC Energy System Overview – 2017

David Wogan, Shreekar Pradhan, Shahad Albardi

This paper presents data sets that support economic and policy analyses of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The objective is to provide an overview of the GCC energy systems and serve as a reference for researchers performing quantitative…

David Wogan Wogan, David
Shreekar Pradhan Pradhan, Shreekar
SA
Albardi, Shahad
October 1, 2017
How to Achieve Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement
Productivity and Economic Diversification

How to Achieve Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) have initiated a joint study into how industrial energy productivity can improve economic prosperity. This study comes…

September 27, 2017