“Building Back Better” in Practice

A Science-Policy Framework for a Green Economic Recovery after COVID-19, policy research working paper, Theodoros Zachariadis, Nestor Fylaktos, Elias Giannakis, Constantinos Taliotismarios, Karmellos, Mark Howells, Will Blyth, Stéphane Hallegatte (Cyprus Institute, host of SDSN Cyprus), January 28, 2021

Energy White Paper blog

This UKERC blog by Will Blyth outlines the key messages from the Government’s Energy White Paper which sets out commitments and policy proposals for a huge shift to wind power and electric heating and transport as it reorients towards the 2050 net zero target. Several headline policy commitments were announced in the PM’s ‘10-point plan […]

Decision-support tools

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

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Renewable Energy Readiness Assessments

Will Blyth was part of the team working for IRENA to develop ‘Renewable Energy Readiness Assessments‘.  This involved developing a framework for defining policy readiness, and then rolling out pilot studies.  IRENA have recently published the final version of these assessments for Mozambique and Senegal.