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2019 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2019 Winter Seminar. On December 12, 2019 EPRG hosted delegates to dinner at Christ’s College, and on December 13, 2019 for a full-day seminar at The Møller Center, Churchill College. PROGRAMME SESSION 1 – WHY DO WE HAVE BLACKOUTS? LESSONS FROM AUSTRALIA, GB AND CALIFORNIA Chair: David Newbery… Continue Reading

Sebastian Arroyo Klein

Visiting Researcher, Universidad de los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile Supervisor: Michael Pollitt Research interests: Future regulation of electricity distribution networks, technical integration of distributed energy resources and sustainable and green energy technologies  Continue Reading

Jun Xu

Research Visitor, China Institute of Regulation Research, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, China E-mail: [email protected] Supervisor: Michael Pollitt Research Interests: electricity markets, power industry regulation, electricity sector reform   Continue Reading

Cambridge Zero Initiative

EPRG is pleased to be part of the new climate change initiative – Cambridge Zero. This ambitious initiative will harness the full breadth of the University’s research capabilities – from the sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences – and policy expertise, to respond to climate change and support the transition to a sustainable zero-carbon future,… Continue Reading

Sukhgeet Kaur

PhD Student, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge Email: [email protected] Supervisor: Shailaja Fennell Research Topic: Energy Water Nexus in Punjab agriculture Research Interests: Development economics, project appraisal, energy policy, agricultural pricing and marketing policies, trade strategy and industrial policy Biography: Sukhgeet Kaur is a PhD student in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, having previously graduated with… Continue Reading

CERRE White Paper “Ambition for Europe 2024”

Michael Pollitt co-authored CERRE (Centre for Regulation in Europe) White Paper “Ambitions for Europe 2024”  together with other renowned academics from around Europe. It’s a wide-ranging dossier on the regulation of Europe’s energy, digital, media and mobility industries towards 2024. The authors have developed nearly 50 ambitions for the new European Parliament and Commission |… Continue Reading

Mathilde Fajardy

Research Assistant Email: [email protected] Research Interests: energy systems modelling and optimisation; carbon dioxide removal; food-energy-water nexus Biography: Mathilde joined EPRG as a Research Assistant to explore least cost decarbonisation pathways of the heat sector in the UK. She holds undergraduate and Masters’ degrees in Energy Engineering, with a specialisation in heat transfers, from Ecole Centrale… Continue Reading

Presentation “Regulatory Cooperation: Two Countries, One Single Electricity Market” by D. Newbery

David Newbery gave a presentation “Regulatory Cooperation: Two Countries, One Single Electricity Market” at Economic Objectives of Regulation Conference honouring Professor Catherine Waddams at University of East Anglia on 16 September 2019 | PDF  You can read more on this event here  Continue Reading

Rebecca Ly

Research Assistant Email: [email protected] Research Interests: industrial organization, electricity markets, intraday markets, competition policy Biography: Rebecca is a Research Assistant in the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge. She holds a Bachelor degree from the Toulouse School of Economics and a joint Master degree in Economics from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSAE.… Continue Reading

EPRG & CEEPR International Energy Policy Conference, London, UK, 2-3 September 2019

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2019 EPRG & CEEPR International Energy Policy Conference. This year the conference was held in strategic partnership with Crescent Petroleum and Lambert Energy Advisory Ltd. It took place at One Great George Street, in London, United Kingdom, on 2 – 3 September 2019 and comprised of 1,5 day of… Continue Reading

K. Mohaddes quoted in international news outlets

Kamiar Mohaddes and his paper “Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis”  was quoted in several international news outlets, including Bloomberg, Fox News, Washington Post, Market Watch, Hindustan Times, Reuters, Business Green, CNBC, The Straits Times, EcoWatch, IFLScience, Think Progress, New York Post, RTE and the Financial Times. The paper was also highlighted by the University of Cambridge Research News Dr. Mohaddes… Continue Reading

Report “Replacing the tariff caps and protecting vulnerable customers by harnessing the competitive process” by S. Littlechild

In this recent report Stephen Littlechild suggests that a replacement for the tariff caps should be a competitive process to determine whether a price to particular vulnerable customers is excessive, and if so to facilitate a voluntary price adjustment or negotiated transfer of customers to another supplier | PDF Continue Reading

Carmen Li

Research Assistant Email: [email protected] Research interests: data analysis, machine learning and optimisation Biography: Carmen is a Research Assistant in the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge. She holds a MSci in Physics with Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London and a PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of Edinburgh. Prior… Continue Reading

Zeina Hasna

PhD student, Faculty of Economics Email: [email protected] Supervisor: Tiago Cavalcanti Research Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Policies: Distributional and Allocative Effects Biography: Zeina Hasna is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics. Zeina’s research interests span topics on environment economics, macroeconomic development, inequality and growth. Zeina’s current research focuses on the economic effects of climate… Continue Reading

Ramit Debnath

PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge E-mail: [email protected] Supervisor: Minna Sunikka-Blank Research topic: Invisible drivers of energy demand in poverty Research interest: Energy systems and governance; engineering for sustainable development; energy policy and poverty alleviation Biography: Ramit is an aspiring sustainability scientist with a background in engineering for sustainability development which shapes his… Continue Reading

S. Littlechild latest submission to CMA

Stephen Littlechild has responded to the CMA’s invitation to comment on its Provisional Decision in its Review of the Prepayment Charges Restriction Order 2016. His response “Why so hasty?” argues against the CMA’s recommendation that Ofgem should extend the duration of the price cap, and suggests instead that Ofgem should be encouraged to review the… Continue Reading

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