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A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era
Climate Change Policies and Governance

A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era

Wolfgang Heidug, Paul Zakkour

The Paris Agreement committed ratifying Parties to hold the increase in the global average temperature to much less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. The Agreement also committed Parties to achieving…

Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
Paul Zakkour Zakkour, Paul
April 7, 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…

February 25, 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
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…

November 27, 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
Has Coal Come to a Fork in the Road?

Has Coal Come to a Fork in the Road?

Coal’s future depends on politics and technology. The world currently seems divided between the OECD members—attempting to phase coal out of their energy mix—and much of the rest of the world that is torn between access to cheap energy and…

August 11, 2015
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
Coal: Modeling a complex fuel source

Coal: Modeling a complex fuel source

Coal represented 30% of worldwide primary energy consumption in 2013 and would become the most consumed fuel through 2040, under the International Energy Agency (IEA) Current Policies Scenario. However, even in countries with policies designed to curb its supply and…

February 6, 2015
The role of CO2 capture and storage in Saudi Arabia’s energy future
Future of Global Oil Markets

The role of CO2 capture and storage in Saudi Arabia’s energy future

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

This paper aims to investigate for the first time the role of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) in shaping the future energy policy for Saudi Arabia. It begins with a broad analysis of the strategic context for CCS.…

Berenice Garcia Tellez, Tarek Atalla

2012