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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

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

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

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

Comment “Response to CMA on Supplemental Remedies” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild and the other former energy regulators recently submitted their response to CMA on Supplemental Remedies. In their response they argue that prohibiting Standard Variable Tariffs would overrule customer preferences. It would be better to promote more competition for SVTs. They also propose an alternative way forward, to recognise that the extent of Ofgem’s… Continue Reading

EPRG Working Paper 1519

M. Pollitt and K. Anaya Can current electricity markets cope with high shares of renewables? A comparison of approaches in Germany, the UK and the State of New York. Abstract | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in The Energy Journal, 2016, under “Can current electricity markets cope with high shares of renewables? A comparison of… Continue Reading

Report “Regulation of Retail Energy Markets in the UK and Australia” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild published a report “Regulation of Retail Energy Markets in the UK and Australia” in a weekly energy newsletter of Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) on 15 October 2015. The full text of the report can be found here. You can also click here to read the introduction by Andrew Dillon, General Manager of Corporate… Continue Reading

Comment “Snakes and Ladders: price controls and markets. What might the CMA’s provisional findings mean for retail markets in utility services?” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild, Fellow at Judge Business School and EPRG Associate Researcher, addressed the Indepen Forum on 29 September 2015 which was on the theme”Snakes and Ladders: price controls and markets. What might the CMA’s provisional findings mean for retail markets in utility services?” The full text of his opening remarks can be found here. Continue Reading

Op-ed “Nord Stream: The Sequel” by C.K. Chyong and D. Reiner

Chi Kong Chyong and David Reiner published an article “Nord Stream: The Sequel” on 12 August 2015 in EUobserver, an independent online newspaper covering EU affairs and based in Brussels.  “The proposal to expand Nord Stream comes amid difficult negotiations on Turkish Stream, which, in December, replaced South Stream as the main transit proposal for… Continue Reading

D. Reiner and C. K. Chyong quoted in “Nord Stream 2 Expansion to Face Political Hurdles”, Interfax Energy, 7 August 2015

David Reiner and Chi Kong Chyong were quoted in an article “Nord Stream 2 Expansion to Face Political Hurdles“, published by Annemarie Botzki on Interfax Energy website on 7 August 2015. “Nord Stream 2 would be cheaper because it is closer to the new Russian production base in Yamal, which would lower the cost of shipping gas to… Continue Reading

Op-ed “Russia’s Gas Pipeline Strategy and Europe’s Alternatives” by C. K. Chyong

Chi Kong Chyong published an article “Russia’s Gas Pipeline Strategy and Europe’s Alternatives” on EurActiv.com – the leading online media on EU affaires, on July 3, 2015. “Strained relationships between EU and Russia due to the Ukrainian conflict forced Gazprom, Russia’s state gas monopolist, to abandon the idea of controlling pipelines “from wellhead to burner tip”. Gazprom’s new… Continue Reading

Article “‘Goldilocks’ Energy Price Limit Doesn’t Bear Scrutiny” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild, Fellow at Judge Business School and EPRG Associate Researcher, published an article ‘Goldilocks’ Energy Price Limit Doesn’t Bear Scrutiny in The Telegraph newspaper. “Two cheers for the Competition and Markets Authority’s provisional findings in its energy market investigation. The first is for its comprehensive assessment of which aspects are a problem and which aren’t.… Continue Reading

EPRG/CEEPR Annual Conference with support of Shell, London, UK, 9 -10 July 2015

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2015 EPRG/CEEPR Annual Conference with support from Shell. The Conference took place at The Langham Hotel in London on 9 – 10 July and comprised of 1,5 day of sessions and dinner.   PROGRAMME Thursday 9 July 2015 SESSION 1 – SETTING A FRAMEWORK FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION Chaired by Suman Bery … Continue Reading