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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

Research Fellow Hisham is a research fellow in the Policy and Decision Science program working on GCC energy cooperation and research and…

Expertise

  • Geopolitics

Publications See all Hisham Akhonbay’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

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Policy: A Disciplined Approach to Forward-looking Policymaking

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

October 20, 2012
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

Senior Research Fellow Sylvain is a senior research fellow in the Energy and Macroeconomics program where he leads the research on energy transitions…

Expertise

  • Energy economics
  • productivity
  • labor economics
  • macroeconomics
  • industry and entrepreneurship
  • demographics

Publications See all Sylvain Côté’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

Comparing Measures of High-Growth Enterprises: A Canadian Case Study

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

February 20, 2017
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

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

Estimating the learning curve of solar PV balance–of–system for over 20 countries: Implications and policy recommendations

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

June 1, 2018
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

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
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
Shreekar Pradhan

Shreekar Pradhan

Senior Research Associate Shreekar is a senior research associate with an interest in evaluating energy policies in an integrated energy-economic model with a focus…

Expertise

  • Energy-economic modeling
  • energy/environmental policy analysis and emissions leakage

Publications See all Shreekar Pradhan’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

Emissions leakage, environmental policy and trade frictions

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

October 19, 2017
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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