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      India’s Automotive Fuel Policies: Evolution and Challenges
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      India’s Automotive Fuel Policies: Evolution and Challenges

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Jitendra Roychoudhury

      India, like many other countries, is seeking to diversify its automotive fuel mix away from conventional petroleum fuels to alternate, cleaner fuels. The primary reasons for its diversification are energy security and public health due to harmful emissions from automotive…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Jitendra Roychoudhury Roychoudhury, Jitendra
      6th November 2019
      Adaptive Strategies in the Low Carbon Energy Transition
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Adaptive Strategies in the Low Carbon Energy Transition

      As ‘energy transition’ enters the mainstream lexicon, a new narrative is emerging. The presumption that there is an urgent need to achieve full decarbonization via the elimination of fossil fuels is being tempered by calls to capitalize on the opportunities…

      25th February 2019
      India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement
      Climate Change Policies and Governance Models, Data and Tools

      India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, AlJawhara Al Quayid, Nourah Al Hosain, Paul Mollet

      As an emerging economy, a major part of India’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris  Agreement is an emissions intensity target. With its current policies, India is on track to achieve its climate targets under the Agreement. However, the…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      12th December 2018
      Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Clean Vehicle Subsidies
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Clean Vehicle Subsidies

      Rubal Dua

      Demand-side policies, including rebates, sales tax exemptions, and tax credits promote clean vehicle adoption, with the goal of reducing local air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Limited research to date on their cost-effectiveness and efficiency suggests such subsidies are…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      10th May 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…

      18th April 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…

      10th April 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…

      28th February 2018
      Gasoline Savings From Clean Vehicle Adoption
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Gasoline Savings From Clean Vehicle Adoption

      Rubal Dua

      Without the option to purchase plug-in electric and/or hybrid vehicles, conventional counterfactuals used in literature may underestimate the fuel savings from clean vehicle adoption, thus overestimating the costs of securing associated environmental benefits. Using a nationally representative sample of new…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      16th January 2018
      Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition

      The way the world uses energy services has entered a period of profound change. However, there is continuing uncertainty about its trajectory in terms of the speed and extent of transition. This will dictate whether the world achieves the 2oC…

      27th November 2017
      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
      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…

      22nd October 2017
      Understanding demand for hybrid and electric vehicles using large-scale consumer profile data
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding demand for hybrid and electric vehicles using large-scale consumer profile data

      Rubal Dua, Kenneth White

      Consumer adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles is a crucial step in improving energy utilization and reducing emissions from the transportation sector. To promote adoption, U.S. policymakers have employed supply-side policies such as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions/Corporate Average Fuel Economy…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Kenneth White White, Kenneth
      9th October 2017
      Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?

      Jorge Blazquez

      The ambitious environmental objectives of the Paris Agreement imply that, in order to curb carbon emissions, all cost-effective policy options should be considered. These options include carbon taxes, probably the most popular fiscal tool for curbing emissions, and various other…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      15th June 2017
      Understanding Long Term Consumer Demand For Fuel Efficient Vehicles
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding Long Term Consumer Demand For Fuel Efficient Vehicles

      Rubal Dua

      Consumer adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles is a crucial step in improving energy use and reducing emissions from the transportation sector. The range of options includes hybridization of powertrains all the way through to fully electric vehicles. To promote adoption, policymakers…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      16th April 2017
      Gasoline Demand, Pricing Policy and Social Welfare in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Gasoline Demand, Pricing Policy and Social Welfare in Saudi Arabia

      Anwar Gasim

      In the face of low international oil prices, countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council recently implemented fuel price reform across a number of sectors. Saudi Arabia, for example, announced in December 2015 an increase in the gasoline price. We undertook…

      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      12th March 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.…

      28th February 2017