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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… Continue Reading

Andres Alonso

Board Member, National Independent Electric System Operator, Chile Supervisors: David Newbery and Michael Pollitt Research Interests: competition and regulation in network industries, particularly electricity; business effects of climate change policies; corporate innovation and impact of technology in society Biography: Andres Alonso Rivas is currently Member of the Board of the National Independent Electric System Operator of… Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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   Continue Reading

Magda Chambriard

Former General Director of Petroleum National Agency (ANP), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Supervisor: Robert Ritz Research Interests: Petroleum industry regulation in the transition period from high to low oil prices   Continue Reading

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Arjan Sidhu

Master’s Student of Science, Energy Policy & Climate, Johns Hopkins University, USA Supervisor: Michael Pollitt and Karim Anaya Research Interests: Energy storage, Distributed Energy Resources, Solar PV, Electric Vehicles, Energy Access, Energy Security Continue Reading

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2016 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2016 Winter Seminar in partnership with NERA. On December 8, 2016 EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Newnham College, and on December 9, 2016 at Clare College for a full-day seminar. Programme SESSION 1 – THE ROLE OF CENTRAL PLANNING AND PROCUREMENT IN EFFICIENT ENERGY SYSTEMS Chair: George Anstey (NERA) Juha Teirilä… Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Laura Diaz Anadon

Professor of Climate Change Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge E-mail: [email protected] Research Interests: Energy and climate policy; innovation and science policy; technological change; R&D institutions and management; decision making under uncertainty; water-energy-food nexus; policy and integrated analysis; sustainable development Biography: Professor Laura Diaz Anadon holds the chaired Professorship of Climate Change Policy at the University of… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Clara Poletti

Head of the Regulation Department, The Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water, Milan, Italy E-mail: [email protected] Research Interests: electricity and gas market design; regulation of network industries; retail markets. Biography: Clara Poletti is Director of the Regulation Department of AEEGSI, the Italian independent regulatory Authority for electricity, gas and water as of 2011. She was appointed… Continue Reading

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Lynn Gladden, CBE, FRS, FREng

Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge E-mail: [email protected] Research interests: Magnetic Resonance, Terahertz applications, catalysis, oil recovery Biography: Lynn Gladden graduated in Chemical Physics from the University of Bristol, UK, before studying for her PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Following completion of her thesis… Continue Reading

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Hao Chen

Associate Professor in Energy Economics, School of Applied Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China Email: [email protected]; chenhao[email protected] Research interests: Energy investment, Electricity market reform, Climate change economics Background: Hao Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree in Energy Economics from Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP-BIT), Beijing Institute of Technology in 2018, and is… Continue Reading

Seungwan Kim

Visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher, Electric Power Network Economics Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Seoul National University, South Korea Supervisor: Michael Pollitt Research Interests: Balancing Service, Renewable Energy Integration, Distribution System   Continue Reading

Giuliana Battisti

Professor of the Economics of Innovation, University of Warwick E-mail: [email protected] Research Interests: Economics of Innovation, patents & R&D, consumer preferences, industrial organization, statistics and econometrics Biography: Giuliana is a Professor of the Economics of Innovation at Warwick Business School, a Trustee, member of the Council of the Royal Economics Society and a member of… Continue Reading

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EPRG Workshop “Implications of Brexit for UK and EU Energy and Climate Policy”, 6 September 2016

EPRG held a workshop on “Implications of Brexit for UK and EU Energy and Climate Policy” on 6 September 2016 at Sidney Sussex College. The Workshop comprised of 3 panel discussions sessions and finished with a dinner which included a keynote speaker, Vicky Ford, MEP and Chair of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, European… Continue Reading

Public comment outline for FTC investigation by M. Pollitt and W. Strielkowski

Michael Pollitt and Wadim Strielkowski submitted public comment Consumer solar distributed generation (DG): net metering and some competition issues to Federal Trade Commission (USA) under FTC initiative on Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in the Rooftop Solar Business, on 22 August 2016. To read the comment please click here  Continue Reading

Fabien Roques

Associate Professor, Université Paris Dauphine, France E-mail: [email protected] Research Interests: Electricity, gas market design; Regulation of network industries; Environmental regulation, carbon market design Biography: Fabien Roques is an Associate Professor at University Paris Dauphine and a Senior Vice President with the economics consultancy Compass Lexecon. His expertise spans European power, gas, and carbon dioxide (CO2)… Continue Reading

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