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EPRG Working Paper 1404

Karim L. Anaya and Michael G. Pollitt Does Weather Have an Impact on Electricity Distribution Efficiency? Evidence from South America Abstract  |  Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in European Journal of Operational Research, 2017 under Using stochastic frontier analysis to measure the impact of weather on the efficiency of electricity distribution businesses in developing economies | Text  Continue Reading

Planetary Economics Book Launch, 10th March 2014,

PLANETARY ECONOMICS Energy, Climate Change and the Three Domains of Sustainable Development By Michael Grubb Launch meeting on 10th March 2014, 6-7.30pm, Beves Room, Kings College, Cambridge Chair:  Lord Martin Rees, former President, Royal Society and Master, Trinity College Cambridge Presentation:  Michael Grubb Respondents: Sir David King (UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on Climate Change and… Continue Reading

Cost Benchmark Methodology for Gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs)

As the process of liberalisation of the European energy markets progresses, there is a need for promoting efficient operation and regulation of the natural monopoly transmission networks. The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) has commissioned a study of the feasibility of comparative efficiency analysis and benchmarking as a tool for regulation of the European… Continue Reading

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Model Comparison Project

The data: Data for the project was provided by ECN. This can be accessed at their electricity market web page. Results: To access the results generated by each model, please follow the links: ECN output file Madrid output file Cambridge output file Comparing the results generated by the different models shows how the structural and market design assumptions… Continue Reading

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ISDCP Workshop – May 2008

On May 26th and 27th 2008 we hosted a kick-off workshop for the projected which we convened with Climate Strategies. We addressed the following themes and experiences in relation to domestic climate policy: Barriers for implementation and enforcement: Sector and country case studies. International resources to support domestic policy: Policy based development and the EU enlargement process.… Continue Reading

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Workshop on international public finance to support south-north cooperation on domestic climate policy

University of Cambridge, 26th and 27th May 2008. Summary The workshop explored other options to support mitigation policies in developing countries through North-South cooperation arrangements. Particular attention was given to discussions on bilateral/multilateral governance and financing structures, and their ability to support far-reaching domestic policies in the South. Representatives from India, Ghana, China and Brazil… Continue Reading

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It has become clear that defining emission targets alone will not suffice to guide cooperation with developing countries. Cooperation on technology, capacity building, and direct provision of financial support is receiving increasing attention. This has raised the question of which indicators can be used to measure such activities. So far, CO2 emissions measurements are the… Continue Reading

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Bonn Workshop – International Support for Domestic Action

During the workshop initial results from the second phase of the Climate Strategies International Support for Domestic Action project were presented; including country studies on domestic policies, analysis of the role of policy indicators; and international support mechanisms. Workshop Agenda  Workshop Presentations, 5th June 2009, GTZ Bonn Heleen de Coninck  International Technology Support Mechanisms Karsten… Continue Reading

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ISDA – Country Study Workshops

To provide input for ISDA project, country study workshops addressing developing country priorities will be held during April and May 2009. The workshops aim to discuss domestic barriers, how can success of  domestic action can be managed and measured, and what type of international support mechanisms can enhance scale, scope and speed of implementation? The workshops… Continue Reading

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