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Decision-support tools

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Projects | 0 comments

Article published in Climatic Change with Paul Watkiss. A review of decision-support tools for assessing climate change adaptation investments.

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Denial of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hobbles UK Energy Policy

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Projects | Comments Off on Denial of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hobbles UK Energy Policy

UK politicians are mired in a fruitless blame-game about energy prices. But high prices are not the problem. It is the total bill that matters, especially to poorer consumers. Dealing with the poor efficiency standards of existing UK housing stock is the way to tackle this. And reducing fossil fuel subsidies could provide the source of finance to do so. Click here to see full article at Chatham House Link to article in New Power...

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Nuclear subsidies: a gamble on the price of gas

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on Nuclear subsidies: a gamble on the price of gas

See here for an article of nuclear subsidies published in May 2013 edition of ‘The...

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UK Energy Subsidies

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on UK Energy Subsidies

OEA wrote the background paper which launched the Parliamentary Inquiry into UK energy subsidies on April 24th 2013.  The report sets out the various ways in which subsidies are defined, the extent of energy subsidies in the UK, and how the UK compares internationally.  Read the report.  For coverage by the FT, click here.  You can see footage of  William Blyth’s oral evidence to the committee here. For more information on the inquiry, see the Environmental Audit Committee web page. Link to this report and other energy and finance sector reports on the Long Finance...

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Electricity Markets under Deep Decarbonisation

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on Electricity Markets under Deep Decarbonisation

This research project was carried out over a period of 18 months to December 2012 for EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute in California.  The research team included faculty staff at London Business School. The aim was to assess how electricity markets will evolve as the generation portfolio shifts towards very low carbon forms of generation.  In many cases, this means that there will be larger penetrations of renewables, with implications for electricity system design and regulation.  New modelling techniques were developed, including imperfect competition, short-term pricing risk,...

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Strategic Energy Planning – Training Course in Hong Kong

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on Strategic Energy Planning – Training Course in Hong Kong

In Feb 2013, OEA led a 3 day training course for the Hong Kong government on strategic issues affecting energy sector planning.  Delivered in partnership with ICPS.  Topics included Geo-politics of energy Recent global developments in the oil & gas sector Nuclear industry – trends and prospects Renewable energy, on and off-grid options Electricity sector planning: regulation, markets and choice of generation technology Energy access and energy for...

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