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Abstract

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 to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels, and all while reducing carbon emissions. The first of two implicit goals of this “three-fer” was the development of local, high tech industries supported by policy-driven domestic demand for wind and solar equipment. These high tech industries would, in turn, deliver the second goal of driving down the costs of clean energy technologies to the point where they would no longer require policy support.

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Shahad Albardi

Research Analyst Shahad Albardi is a research analyst at KAPSARC working in the field of energy policy with a focus on renewable… Shahad Albardi is a research analyst at KAPSARC working in the field of energy policy with a focus on renewable energy and its interaction with conventional fuels. She holds a BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Expertise

  • Renewable Energy and GCC Energy Systems

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Jorge Blazquez

Jorge Blazquez

Former Research Fellow Jorge is a former research fellow specializing in energy and economics, with research interests in energy and macroeconomics, energy policies… Jorge is a former research fellow specializing in energy and economics, with research interests in energy and macroeconomics, energy policies and transitions.

Amro Elshurafa

Fellow Amro is an expert with over 20 years of experience in energy and technology garnered on three continents. His research… Amro is an expert with over 20 years of experience in energy and technology garnered on three continents. His research interests lie in renewable energy policy, power systems modeling, net-zero power, and hybrid microgrid design and optimization. He has led and executed several national modeling initiatives both at the distributed and utility scales. Some aspects of his research have been adopted by BP in creating their seminal annual statistical review. Amro is the author of 50+ papers and the inventor of several patents. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance.

Expertise

  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Power Modeling
  • Net-Zero Power Sector
  • Hybrid Microgrid Design and Optimization

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Nora Nezamuddin

Fellow I Nora is a fellow at KAPSARC specializing in transport economics research and energy consumption in the transport sector. Her areas… Nora is a fellow at KAPSARC specializing in transport economics research and energy consumption in the transport sector. Her areas of interest include energy and transport economics, policy analysis, energy transitions, and sustainable transport. She holds an M.Sc. in Maritime and Air Transport Management, focusing on maritime transport economics research, from the University of Antwerp in Belgium and a B.S.B.A. in Business Administration and International Relations from The American University in Washington D.C.

Expertise

  • Energy Economics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Energy Transitions
  • Energy in Transport and Freight Transport

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