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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
Understanding the Energy Transition
Future of Global Oil Markets

Understanding the Energy Transition

The world of energy is always undergoing transition, but the nature of the current phase of the transition is subject to a wide spectrum of interpretations that are often colored by bias and aspirations for a particular future end-point. In…

April 18, 2018
Decarbonizing Oil: The Role of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2‐EOR)
Future of Global Oil Markets

Decarbonizing Oil: The Role of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2‐EOR)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and KAPSARC co-hosted an expert workshop on the potential of advanced carbon dioxide (CO2 ) enhanced oil recovery (CO2 -EOR) to decarbonize oil production. The workshop focused on the potential for using CO2 -EOR for…

April 10, 2018
Policy Levers for Promoting Sustainable Mobility
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Policy Levers for Promoting Sustainable Mobility

An effective transport policy framework would take into account the costs of rising local pollution, congestion, accidents and global greenhouse gas emissions. The various supply- and demand- side transformations happening in personal mobility provide policymakers with opportunities and challenges for…

February 28, 2018
Towards More Pragmatic Global Climate Goals and Policies
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Towards More Pragmatic Global Climate Goals and Policies

This paper presents an analysis of the climate and economic impacts of four different carbon emission scenarios. The scenarios include: a ‘business as usual’ reference scenario; a carbon emission mitigation scenario designed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting…

October 22, 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
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
Challenges for Widespread Renewable Energy Deployment
Electricity Sector Transitions

Challenges for Widespread Renewable Energy Deployment

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano

Part of the policy strategy to avert the worst outcomes of global climate change is a transition to low carbon energy on an unprecedented scale. In particular, strong incentives are in place to promote the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies,…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
June 1, 2016
Can Adoption of Rooftop Solar PV Panels Trigger a Utility Death Spiral?
Electricity Sector Transitions

Can Adoption of Rooftop Solar PV Panels Trigger a Utility Death Spiral?

Iqbal Adjali, Rolando Fuentes, Frederic Murphy

The growing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar and wind power is causing major changes in the electricity market. One key concern is that existing tariffs incentivize ‘free riding’ behavior by households, which leads to a cycle…

Iqbal Adjali Adjali, Iqbal
Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
May 15, 2016
Natural Gas: Entering the New Dark Age
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Natural Gas: Entering the New Dark Age

Even the most aggressive decarbonization forecasts of the International Energy Agency (IEA) foresee a growing role for natural gas in 2040. Industry players forecast a role for gas as the fuel of choice, whether as a destination or a bridge…

August 6, 2015