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EPRG 1107

Philipp Koenig Modelling Correlation in Carbon and Energy Markets EPRG 1107 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The paper examines correlations between daily returns of month-ahead baseload electricity, fuel input and carbon emission allowance (EU-ETS) prices for Great Britain. The perspective of a CCGT plant operator is assumed, producing baseload electricity with natural gas and emission… Continue Reading

EPRG 1106

Philipp-Bastian Brutscher Liquidity Constraints and High Electricity Use EPRG 1106 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: It is a well established fact that electricity use increases with income. What is less well known is that – despite the positive correlation between electricity use and income – a significant portion of low-income house-holds consume very large amounts… Continue Reading

EPRG 1105

Stephen Littlechild The Process of Negotiating Settlements at FERC EPRG 1105 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Interstate gas pipelines and their customers presently settle about 90% of the rate cases set for hearing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This paper sets out the process by which this is achieved, illustrating with the… Continue Reading

EPRG 1104

Tooraj Jamasb and Cristiano Marantes Electricity Distribution Networks: Investment and Regulation, and Uncertain Demand EPRG 1104 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Electricity distribution networks are capital intensive systems and timely investments are crucial for long-term reliability of their service. In coming years, in the UK, and elsewhere in Europe, many networks are in need of… Continue Reading

EPRG 1103

Scott Kelly and Michael Pollitt The Local Dimension of Energy EPRG 1103 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: In this paper, we postulate that some of the best opportunities for reducing energy demand and carbon emissions are through stronger involvement and leadership from local government. We show that local government can and do have a significant… Continue Reading

EPRG 1102

Adriaan Hendrik van der Weijde and Benjamin F. Hobbs Planning electricity transmission to accommodate renewables: Using two-stage programming to evaluate flexibility and the cost of disregarding uncertainty EPRG 1102 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: We develop a stochastic two-stage optimisation model that captures the multistage nature of electricity transmission planning under uncertainty and apply… Continue Reading

EPRG 1101

Tooraj Jamasb and Helena Meier Energy Spending and Vulnerable Households EPRG 1101  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: A sustainable energy policy needs to balance between the reduction of carbon emissions and protection of vulnerable households and avoid a widening of the existing “energy gap” among the consumers. This study investigates energy spending for different… Continue Reading

EPRG 1228

K.A. Daniels, H.E. Huppert, J.A. Neufeld, D. Reiner The current state of CCS: Ongoing research at the University of Cambridge with application to the UK policy framework EPRG 1228 Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Continue Reading

Rosemary Ostfeld

PhD Candidate, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Email: [email protected] Supervisor:  David Howarth & David Reiner Research Topic: Biomass resource availability for biofuel production Research Interest: Agriculture, alternative fuels, water resources Continue Reading

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EPRG-DG ENER Workshop 9-10 January, 2014

DG ENER and EPRG collaborated on a join workshop that took place 9-10 January in Cambridge, United Kingdom.  There was a dinner held at Clare College the evening of the 9th, including a key-note speech by Klaus-Dieter Borchardt (DG ENER, Director Unit B) and a full-day seminar at Memorial Court, Clare College on the 10th. … Continue Reading

2013 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2013 Winter Seminar with NERA Economic Consulting.  EPRG and NERA hosted delegates to a dinner at Christs College on the 12th of December followed by a full-day seminar at Memorial Court, Clare College. Programme   SESSION 1: AUCTIONS IN ENERGY POLICY Chair: David Newbery (EPRG) Michael Pollitt and Thomas… Continue Reading