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Xiaoping He

Associate Professor, China Centre for Energy Economics Research, School of Economics, Xiamen University, China Email: [email protected] Tel: +85 592 2186076 Biography: Dr. Xiaoping He is an Associate Professor in the China Centre for Energy Economics Research (CCEER) at Xiamen University with specific interests in Energy Policy and Energy market. She speaks Chinese and English. She… Continue Reading

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Natalia Fabra

Professor of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Email: [email protected] Tel: +34.91.6245736 Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Competition Policy, Regulation, Electricity Markets Biography: Natalia Fabra is Professor at the Economics Department of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She is a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) of the DG COMP, Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic… Continue Reading

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Victor O.K. Li

Chair of Information Engineering and Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong Email: [email protected] Research Interests: Core technologies and applications of Information Technologies; clean energy and environment; smart grid; big data; social networks; wireless networks; optimization techniques For more information please click here     Continue Reading

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Jacqueline Chi Kei Lam

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong  Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Supervisor: Michael Pollitt Research Topic: Air Pollution Policies in UK and China; Air Pollution Monitoring and Citizen Empowerment, Smart Energy Management and Empowerment Research Interests: Her original research focussed on the design and implementation of environmental technology innovation policies… Continue Reading

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Jacint Balaguer

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University Jaume I, Spain Supervisor: Robert Ritz Research Interests: CO2 emissions; economic growth; pricing behaviour; cost pass-through and competition in energy markets   Continue Reading

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Presentation ” Strategic investment, multimarket interaction and competitive advantage: An application to the natural gas industry” by R. Ritz

Robert Ritz gave a presentation ” Strategic investment, multimarket interaction and competitive advantage: An application to the natural gas industry” during the Seminar in Energy Economics, at Ecole des Mines & Paris Dauphine, France, on 13 April 2016 | PDF Continue Reading

Kim Schumacher

PhD Candidate, Environmental Science, University of Tokyo, Japan Supervisor: David Reiner Research Interests: Renewable Energy Project Development, Environmental and Energy Policy, Energy-related Environmental Regulatory Procedures, Environmental Impact Assessment, Land-Use Legal Frameworks, Grid Infrastructure, Storage Solutions and Innovation, Wind Power, Geothermal Power Continue Reading

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Article “What is needed for battery electric vehicles to become socially cost competitive?” by D. Newbery and G. Strbac

The article “What is needed for battery electric vehicles to become socially cost competitive?” by David Newbery and Goran Strbac was published on ScienceDirect website on 6 April 2016. To read the article in PDF, please click here. To access the online version (available till 26 May 2016), please click here  Continue Reading

Comment on Future of Nuclear Industry, House of Commons Select Committee, by S. Taylor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and EPRG Associate Researcher, was invited to the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change to give evidence on the future of the Nuclear Power and Hinkley Project industry on 23 March, 2016. To listen to the recording, please… Continue Reading

Richard McMahon

Professor of Power Electronics, WMG, University of Warwick                                                                                                                                  MA, PhD, CEng, FIET, MInstP   Tel: + 44 (0) 2476 528691 Email: [email protected] Research Interests: The electrical technology underpinning the move to a more electric future, especially power electronics and electrical machines.  Applications include drive trains for hybrid and full electric vehicles (passenger cars and buses),… Continue Reading

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Article “Hinkley Point is a costly mistake, but only France can pull the plug” by S. Taylor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and EPRG Associate Researcher, published an article “Hinkley Point is a costly mistake, but only France can pull the plug” in The Guardian on 14 March 2016. “Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of EDF Energy, once boasted that British customers would… Continue Reading

Christian Growitsch

Institute Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems Email: [email protected] Tel:  +49 0341 / 231039 500 Research Interests: Energy Economics and Regulatory Economics Biography: PD Dr. Christian Growitsch took on his position as institute director of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW in Leipzig in May 2021.  Since January… Continue Reading

Monica Giulietti

Professor of Microeconomics, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0) 1509-223131 Research interests: wholesale and retail energy markets, energy consumer behaviour, energy storage, industrial organisation, applied econometrics. Biography: Monica Giulietti is Professor of Microeconomics at the School of Business and Economics, University of Loughborough, a member of the EMR panel… Continue Reading

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Jorge Viñuales

Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), Director of the MPhil in Environmental Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge E-mail: [email protected] Tel: + 44 (0)1223-337125 Research Interests: Public International Law, Environmental Law (International, European and Comparative Perspectives) International Energy Law and Policy Climate Change Law and Policy International… Continue Reading

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Book “The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain” by S. Taylor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and EPRG Associate Researcher, published his new book “The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain”. The book is now available here.    The review of the book in the latest Nature Energy by Prof Gordon Mackerron can be read… Continue Reading

Report “Delivering future-proof energy infrastructure” by M. Pollitt

The report “Delivering future-proof energy infrastructure” written by Goran Strobac, Ioannis Konstantelos, Michael Pollitt and Richard Green for the National Infrastructure Commission was mentioned in BBC Business News in the article Smart energy could save £8bn a year, say advisers by Roger Harrabin on 4 March 2016.  To read the article, please click here To read the… Continue Reading

Tiago Cavalcanti

University Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge E-mail: [email protected] Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Economic Development, Monetary Economics, and Applied Econometrics Biography: Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research expertise is Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Development. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Monetary… Continue Reading

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Stephen Littlechild’s latest contribution to CMA’s current Energy market investigation

Stephen Littlechild’s latest contribution to CMA’s current Energy market investigation “The CMA energy market investigation, the well-functioning market, Ofgem, Government and behavioural economics“. This paper is forthcoming in the European Competition Journal, March 2016. Executive Summary | Text    Continue Reading

Ilkka Hannula

Senior Energy Analyst at the IEA, Paris, France Email: [email protected] Research Interests: low-carbon fuels, system integration of renewables, electrification of industrial processes, and negative emissions technologies Biography: Dr Hannula is a Senior Energy Analyst at the IEA where he is leading the Agency’s analytical work on renewable energy technologies and assessing the role of renewables… Continue Reading

K. Mohaddes quoted in “Pouring Oil on Troubled Stock Markets”, Financial Times, 27 January 2016

Kamiar Mohaddes was quoted in an article “Pouring Oil on Troubled Stock Markets“, published by David Sheppard and Neil Hume in Financial Times on 27 January 2016. “People are seeing the impact of a massive oversupply of oil in the price and perceiving it as coming from the demand side, ” – K. Mohaddes The full… Continue Reading

Anette Boom

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Supervisor: David Newbery Research Interests: Industrial Economics/Organization, Applied Microeconomic Theory, Regulations, Electricity Markets, Asymmetric Information in Markets  More information and publications can be found here   Continue Reading

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Juha Teirila

Doctoral Student in Economics, Oulu Business School, Finland Supervisor: Robert Ritz Research Interest: Electricity market modelling, capacity markets, power plant flexibility, subsidies for renewable energy, economics of electricity storages Continue Reading

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David MacKay Received Knighthood for His Work in Energy and Climate Change

David MacKay, Regius Professor of Engineering, Cambridge University Engineering Department, lately Chief Scientific Advisor at DECC, and EPRG Associate Researcher, has been awarded a Knighthood in the 2016 New Year Honours List for “services to Scientific Advice in Government and Science Outreach”. Congratulations to Professor MacKay! We at EPRG are very proud to count him as one of… Continue Reading