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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

Research Fellow Amro is a research Fellow with 20 years of experience in energy and technology garnered on three continents. His research… Amro is a research Fellow with 20 years of experience in energy and technology garnered on three continents. His research interests lie in renewable energy policy, power systems modeling, 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 40+ 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 Sector Modeling
  • Hybrid Microgrid Design and Optimization
  • Storage and Solar PV Industry
Nora Nezamuddin

Senior Research Associate Nora is a Senior research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the… Nora is a Senior research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from a global and local perspective and understanding the energy demand in freight movement in India. She has also worked on renewable transitions policy and costs and their effect on electricity markets.

Expertise

  • Transport economics
  • Freight transport
  • Energy policies
  • Transport policy
  • Transitions policy and trade
  • Energy in transport

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