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      Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions Steady in 2019 Ahead of Expected 2020 Fall Due to COVID-19

      Saudi Arabia’s CO2 Emissions Steady in 2019 Ahead of Expected 2020 Fall Due to COVID-19

      Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Thamir Alshehri, Jan Frederik Braun

      The 2019 data on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have just been released ahead of an expected large fall in CO2 emissions in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. On June 3, Enerdata released its data for Saudi Arabia’s 2019…

      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      Thamir Alshehri Alshehri, Thamir
      Jan Frederik Braun Braun, Jan Frederik
      12th July 2020
      Green Growth Pathways for Saudi Arabia
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Green Growth Pathways for Saudi Arabia

      Green growth emphasizes that positive environmental outcomes can be consistent with economic prosperity and that greater social wellbeing can be achieved through ‘less use, more value’ policies.

      6th April 2020
      Residential Electricity Price Reforms: Are Different Income Groups and Regions Impacted Equally?
      Models, Data and Tools

      Residential Electricity Price Reforms: Are Different Income Groups and Regions Impacted Equally?

      Ryan Alyamani, Abdulelah Darandary, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov

      The government of Saudi Arabia has successfully reduced the country’s energy intensity, helped by its establishment of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) and a series of energy price reforms (EPR) that began in 2016. However, how households have responded…

      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      15th December 2019
      Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers

      Shahad Alarenan, Anwar Gasim, Lester C. Hunt

      In 2016 Saudi Arabia’s industrial (or manufacturing) sector accounted for 30.3% of total final energy consumption (IEA 2018a). When non-energy use (mainly feedstock for the petrochemical subsector) is included, the industrial sector᾽s share of total final energy consumption rises to…

      Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      Lester C. Hunt Hunt, Lester C.
      3rd December 2019
      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
      29th September 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
      14th January 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…

      1st June 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
      20th May 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
      19th February 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
      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
      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
      10th October 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
      Shahad Albardi Albardi, Shahad
      1st October 2017