Category Archives: News

Presentation “Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes, EPRG Associate Researcher, gave a presentation “Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?” at the Workshop on New Perspectives on Political Economy of the Middle East that took place at the University of Oxford on 27-28 October 2017 | PDF    Read more

A Review of Gas Security of Supply within Great Britain’s Gas Market – From the Present to 2035

The UK government has published its strategic assessment and review of GB’s Gas security of supply based on a detailed analysis by CEPA using EPRG’s gas market models. Dr Chi Kong Chyong, EPRG Research Associate & Director of Energy Policy Forum, led the modelling work for this review. A summary of this strategic assessment and… Read more

Article “Implications of the current low oil prices for MENA countries” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi published an article “Implications of the current low oil prices for MENA countries” on Economic Research Forum website, on 9 October 2017 ‘Oil importers in the region should not overestimate the positive impact of the decline in oil prices on their economies given considerable uncertainty about the persistence of lower oil… Read more

C.K. Chyong quoted in PenzaNews Agency

Chi Kong Chyong was quoted in the article “US anti-Russia sanctions may have negative impact on European energy security” in PenzaNews Agency on 4 August 2017. “While the exporters of gas – Russia and USA – are looking for more customers in the oversupplied market environment, European energy security is at odds: European gas markets are… Read more

Simon Taylor – recipient of the 2017 CJBS Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award

We are delighted to announce that Simon Taylor, EPRG Associate Researcher, is the winner of the 2017 Cambridge Judge Business School Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award. Funded by a generous donation from Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, the annual Research Impact Awards recognise the impact of our research on non-academic stakeholders. Awards are made on the basis… Read more

Article “Competition and Price Controls in the UK Retail Energy Market” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild published an article “Competition and Price Controls in the UK Retail Energy Market” in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Network publication on 7 July 2017. This lead article summarises and appraises the last decade of UK retail market regulation.   The full text of the article can be read here Read more

EPRG & CEEPR Annual Conference with support of ENEDIS, Paris, France, 6-7 July 2017

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2017 EPRG & CEEPR Annual Conference with support from ENEDIS. The Conference took place at The Sorbonne University in Paris on 6 – 7 July and comprised of 1,5 day of sessions and dinner with concert. Read more

Letter from S. Littlechild to Ofgem on retail energy market , 23 June 2017

Stephen Littlechild and other former UK regulators sent a letter to Dermot Nolan, Ofgem, following a letter from the Secretary of State to Ofgem about the retail energy market, and Ofgem’s statement in response to the letter, on 23 June 2017. The text of the letter can be read here The Secretary of State’s letter and… Read more

Presentation “How ‘Integrated’ is an Integrated Oil and Gas Company (IOC)? Understanding how and why IOCs pursue alternative business models in global natural gas markets” by D. Reiner

David Reiner gave a presentation “How ‘Integrated’ is an Integrated Oil and Gas Company (IOC)?  Understanding how and why IOCs pursue alternative business models in global natural gas markets” at the Annual International IAEE Conference in Singapore on 19 June 2017 | PDF Read more

Presentation “An Assessment of Gazprom’s Proposed Commitments Concerning Central and Eastern European Gas Markets” by C.K. Chyong

Chi Kong Chyong gave a presentation “An Assessment of Gazprom’s Proposed Commitments Concerning Central and Eastern European Gas Markets” during the meeting of International Energy Unit and Strategic and International Analysis, BEIS, in London on 8 June 2017 | PDF   Read more

Book Chapter “On the Future of Global LNG Trade and Geopolitics” by C.K. Chyong

C.K. Chyong published a book chapter “On the Future of Global LNG Trade and Geopolitics’ in the book ‘The Future of Natural Gas – Markets and Geopolitics’, editors Silvia Colombo, Mohamed El Harrak and Nicolo Sartory (2016). The chapter focuses on the emergence of LNG as one of the fastest growing international traded commodities and on its potential… Read more

Op-ed “Consequences of Gazprom’s commitments on Central and Eastern European gas markets” by C. K. Chyong

Chi Kong Chyong published an article “Consequences of Gazprom’s commitments on Central and Eastern European gas markets” on Euractiv website on 11 May 2017. ‘Brussels must look deeper into whether its current regulatory system can provide energy security and fair competition across European gas markets, writes Chi-Kong Chyong‘ The full text can be found here Read more

C.K. Chyong submission to DG COMP regarding Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas markets

Dr Chyong submitted his comment to the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition in response to the antitrust case AT.39816 — Upstream gas supplies in central and eastern Europe. The full text can be found here. Further details of the DG COMP’s Antitrust case inquiry can be found here. Read more

M. Pollitt quoted in articles dedicated to BEIS Committee Session on Post-Brexit

Michael Pollitt was quoted in several articles which appeared after BEIS Committee Session on How important is long-term access to the EU’s Internal Energy Market post-Brexit? that took place on 21 March 2017 in the House of Commons.  David Blackman “Battery prices could soar post-Brexit“, Utility Week, 22 March 2017 George Ogleby “Can the UK become a… Read more

Article “Resist the Temptation to Intervene on Energy Prices” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild and other former UK energy regulators published an article “Resist the Temptation to Intervene on Energy Prices” in Daily Telegraph on 22 March 2017 (online) and on 23 March 2017 (printed version). The full text of the article can be found here. To view it on Daily Telegraph website, please click here Read more

BEIS Committee Session on Post-Brexit with M. Pollitt, 21 March 2017

Michael Pollitt took part in Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s session on How important is long-term access to the EU’s Internal Energy Market post-Brexit? that took place on 21 March 2017 in the House of Commons. The whole session can be viewed here or read here.   The BEIS Committee report was published on 28 April… Read more

Letter “The case for state funding must rest on strategic need” by S. Taylor, Financial Times, 15 February 2017

Simon Taylor wrote a letter to Financial Times in response to the editorial “The case for public funding of UK nuclear” from 14 February 2017. The letter titled “The case for state funding must rest on strategic need” was published in FT on 15 February 2017. The full text can be found here | PDF   Read more

S. Littlechild latest submission to the House of Lords

Stephen Littlechild and other former energy regulators submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee in response to the inquiry that is investigating the economics of UK Energy Policy. The full text can be found here. Further details of the Committee’s inquiry can be found here. Read more

Policy Brief “The US Shale Oil Revolution Requires Major Reforms in the Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks and Institutions in the MENA Region” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes, EPRG Associate Researcher, published a policy brief “The US Shale Oil Revolution Requires Major Reforms in the Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks and Institutions in the MENA Region” at the Economic Research Forum. The brief is available online Read more

Article “Climate Policy After the Paris 2015 Climate Conference” by J. Vinuales, J. Depledge, D. Reiner and E. Lees

David Reiner together with Jorge Vinuales, Joanna Depledge and Emma Lees published a guest edited issue of Climate Policy journal (vol 17, #1) ‘Climate Policy After the Paris 2015 Climate Conference’ on 7 November 2016. The article covers the prospects of the Paris Agreement of the Climate Policy that follows from the Post-Paris Conference held in Cambridge… Read more

Interview with S. Taylor on Nuclear Futures, BBC Radio 4

Simon Taylor, EPRG Associate Researcher, was interviewed for BBC Radio 4 programme Costing the Earth on Nuclear Futures. The programme was broadcast on 1 & 2 November 2016 and covered the subject of extending the lives of the UK’s older nuclear power stations. To listen to the interview, please click here Read more