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Abstract

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global leaders in renewable energy. This collection explores the drivers for the widespread adoption of renewable energy around the GCC, the need for renewable energy and the policy-economic factors that can create success.

https://www.routledge.com/The-Economics-of-Renewable-Energy-in-the-Gulf-1st-Edition/Akhonbay/p/book/9781138351905

Contributors: Ghada Abdulla, Hisham Akhonbay, Abdullah Al-Badi, Walid Ali, Odeh Al-Jayyousi, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Maha Alsabbagh, Omar Al-Ubaydli, Moiz Bohra, Sylvain Cote, Nasreddine El-Dehaibi, Amro Elshurafa, Bassam Fattouh, Stephen Gitonga, Steve Griffiths, Marwan Khraisheh, Walid Matar, Daniah Orkoubi, Rahmatallah Poudineh, Shreekar Pradhan, Antonio Sanfilippo, Anupama Sen, Marilyn Smith, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen, Karen Young.

 

 

Authors

Hisham Akhonbay

Hisham Akhonbay

Hisham wasa research fellow in the Policy and Decision Science program working on GCC energy cooperation and research and was…

Imtenan Al-Mubarak

Imtenan Al-Mubarak

Research Associate Imtenan is a research associate in KAPSARC’s Policy and Decision Science program focusing on energy and economic policy research with an…

Expertise

  • Data science
  • machine learning
  • industry and entrepreneurship
  • game theory
  • bargaining models
  • behavioral analysis
  • policy assessment
  • geopolitics
  • GCC energy policies and economics
  • and transition management.

Publications See all Imtenan Al-Mubarak’s publications

The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

December 31, 2018
The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

October 17, 2018
Sylvain Côté

Sylvain Côté

Sylvain was a senior research fellow in the Energy and Macroeconomics program, where he led the research on energy transitions…

Amro Elshurafa

Amro Elshurafa

Research Fellow Amro is a research fellow with 15 years of research experience on three continents in the fields of technology and energy. His…

Expertise

  • Solar PV
  • renewable energy policy and microgrids

Publications See all Amro Elshurafa’s publications

Electric Vehicle Deployment and Carbon Emissions in Saudi Arabia: A Power System Perspective

Electric Vehicle Deployment and Carbon Emissions in Saudi Arabia: A Power System Perspective

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

October 9, 2019
Trends in Global Solar PV Installation

Trends in Global Solar PV Installation

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

October 6, 2019
Walid Matar

Walid Matar

Senior Research Associate Walid is a senior research associate developing energy systems models.

Expertise

  • Modeling energy systems
  • energy use and efficiency in Saudi Arabia
  • and the interdisciplinary connection between energy economics and engineering

Publications See all Walid Matar’s publications

KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls

KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

September 1, 2019
Households’ Demand Response to Changes in Electricity Prices: A Microeconomic-Physical Approach

Households’ Demand Response to Changes in Electricity Prices: A Microeconomic-Physical Approach

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

February 14, 2019
Shreekar Pradhan

Shreekar Pradhan

Shreekar was a senior research associate with an interest in evaluating energy policies in an integrated energy-economic model with a focus…

David Wogan

David Wogan

Former Research Associate David is a former research associate who centered on modeling the economics of integrated energy systems, with a focus on Saudi…

Lama Yaseen

Lama Yaseen

Senior Research Analyst Lama is a software developer and senior research analyst in KAPSARC’s Policy and Decision Science program. She is one of…

Expertise

  • Research tool development
  • modeling collective descision making processes
  • GCC cooperation
  • and energy access for humanitarian assistance.

Publications See all Lama Yaseen’s publications

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

October 17, 2018
Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia

Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the…

January 23, 2018
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