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Deepening Cooperation Between Saudi Arabia and China
Regional Energy Markets

Deepening Cooperation Between Saudi Arabia and China

Dongmei Chen, Wenke Han

In recent decades China and Saudi Arabia have gradually deepened their collaboration in many areas. Five indicators are used to assess the overall progress of the two countries’ collaboration and to help form recommendations for ways to improve the integration between…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Wenke Han Wenke Han
March 27, 2019
Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience

Xiaoliang Yang, Wolfgang Heidug

China’s political leadership has taken an increasingly public and proactive stance on climate change since 2014. This includes a commitment that Chinese carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will peak before 2030 and enacting measures through the 13th Five-Year Plan to support…

Xiaoliang Yang Yang, Xiaoliang
Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
July 2, 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
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
Economic impacts of debottlenecking congestion in the Chinese coal supply chain

Economic impacts of debottlenecking congestion in the Chinese coal supply chain

Energy Economics

The fast pace of development in China’s coal industry created bottlenecks in its transportation infrastructure. These bottlenecks likely affected not only China’s domestic coal market, but also global coal markets. In this paper, we estimate the costs and consequences of…

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

2016
Evaluating Building Energy Efficiency Investment Options for Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Evaluating Building Energy Efficiency Investment Options for Saudi Arabia

Kankana Dubey, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti

This study suggests that energy efficiency programs in buildings can provide up to a 27 percent reduction in electricity consumption and a 30 percent reduction in peak electricity demand for Saudi Arabia. It is well recognized, however, that given the…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
October 26, 2016
Investing for Energy Productivity in the GCC – Financing the Transition
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Investing for Energy Productivity in the GCC – Financing the Transition

Steven Fawkes, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Padu Padmanabhan

An unprecedented infrastructure investment boom occurred in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the first part of the 21st century. Strong public capital spending supported by high energy prices provided governments with an opportunity to accelerate economic diversification and infrastructure…

Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
September 2, 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
Determinants of energy productivity: A comparison of 39 countries
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Determinants of energy productivity: A comparison of 39 countries

Quantifying the determinants of a country’s energy productivity trends answers the fundamental question of whether its economy is becoming more energy productive because of technological and efficiency gains, or whether it is due to structural economic shifts. This paper uses…

May 7, 2015