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How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?
Electricity Sector Transitions

How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?

Baltasar Manzano, Rolando Fuentes, Nicholas Howarth

The 68th annual edition of the BP Statistical Review, released recently, is a comprehensive account and analysis of global energy data. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the G20 summit in 2020, and the release of BP’s annual compilation provides a good opportunity…

Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
August 20, 2019
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
The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano, Axel Pierru

What is the value of saving a barrel of oil that would otherwise had been consumed domestically? This study explores the question, taking a long-run perspective into a general equilibrium approach. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the difference between…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
March 25, 2018
Does urbanization boost pollution from transport?

Does urbanization boost pollution from transport?

Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis

The study examines the impacts of urbanization, energy consumption and real GDP on atmospheric pollution from automobile transport in Azerbaijan in the STIRPAT framework. Since the study uses time series variables the unit root properties of employed variables are tested…

Jeyhun Mikayilov

2017
An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain
Productivity and Economic Diversification

An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain

Kankana Dubey, Moncef Krarti

This paper describes our analysis of the cost-effectiveness of designing and retrofitting residential buildings in Bahrain and outlines our analytical approach. The study focuses on residential buildings since households consume more than 48 percent of electricity used in the country.…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
July 16, 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
June 15, 2017
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
Prices Versus Policy: An Analysis of the Drivers of the Fossil Fuel Energy Mix
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Prices Versus Policy: An Analysis of the Drivers of the Fossil Fuel Energy Mix

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano

Understanding how the composition of a country’s energy mix is formed in an environment where greater government involvement is anticipated due to climate change obligations is critical. This paper is part of a project analyzing drivers of the mix and…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
October 5, 2016
Renewable Energy: Lessons from the EU Experience
Electricity Sector Transitions

Renewable Energy: Lessons from the EU Experience

Reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the generation of electricity through supporting wind turbines, solar cells and other renewable technologies has been a key objective of the European Union (EU) for more than a decade. Between 2004 and 2013, the…

May 16, 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
Managing China’s energy productivity potential: what lessons for policy makers
Regional Energy Markets

Managing China’s energy productivity potential: what lessons for policy makers

Nicholas Howarth

Maximizing the economic welfare extracted from the energy system is a key priority for all governments. This can be measured by a country’s energy productivity. Perhaps nowhere else in the world is this issue more salient than in China. China…

Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
October 6, 2014
Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots
Electricity Sector Transitions

Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots

Shahad Albardi, Jorge Blazquez, Amro Elshurafa, Nora Nezamuddin

For the past two to three decades, and particularly in the wake of the Great Recession, clean energy transitions have been sold as a three-for-the-price-ofone policy: creating “green collar” jobs to get the unemployed back to work, using domestic resources…

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Albardi, Shahad
Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
October 6, 2014