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Presentation “Competition and the UK Retail Energy Market” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild gave a presentation “Competition and the UK retail energy market: Lessons for Australia?” during AEC Luncheon Seminar in Park Hyatt, Melbourne, Australia on 29 November 2017 | PDF He also presented “Competition and the UK retail energy market” at Meridian Energy Seminars, Wellington, New Zealand on 23 November 2017 | PDF   You can view this presentation here    Continue Reading

S. Littlechild latest submission to BEIS

Stephen Littlechild and other former energy regulators of the UK submitted a written evidence to the BEIS Select Committee on pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft domestic gas and electricity (tariff cap) bill  in November 2017. The full text can be found here. On 12 December 2017, S. Littlechild gave evidence in person during the Select Committee meeting. The written… Continue Reading

Job opportunity at EPRG & Cambridge Judge Business School

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate at Cambridge Judge Business School within the economics and policy subject group. The post holder will support a new national research centre focused on (i) modelling the economics of the energy system, with a particular emphasis on electricity and heat, (ii) pathways to deep decarbonisation of the… Continue Reading

Comment “Will The Market Delivery Security of Gas Supply? The Case of the UK and Italy” by C.K.Chyong

  A comment by Chi Kong Chyong regarding the recent price hike in the UK and Europe due to gas supply shortages “Having a market-based solution to a security of supply event, such as the recent one, means that the cost of meeting these unexpected events is as low as possible, while the price for… Continue Reading

Presentation “Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes, EPRG Associate Researcher, gave a presentation “Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?” at the Conference on “Arab Oil Exporters: Coping with a New Global Oil Order”, at the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development on 26-27 November 2017 in Kuwait | PDF   Continue Reading

Presentation “Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes, EPRG Associate Researcher, gave a presentation “Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Dampen the Negative Effects of Commodity Price Volatility?” at the Workshop on New Perspectives on Political Economy of the Middle East that took place at the University of Oxford on 27-28 October 2017 | PDF    Continue Reading

A Review of Gas Security of Supply within Great Britain’s Gas Market – From the Present to 2035

The UK government has published its strategic assessment and review of GB’s Gas security of supply based on a detailed analysis by CEPA using EPRG’s gas market models. Dr Chi Kong Chyong, EPRG Research Associate & Director of Energy Policy Forum, led the modelling work for this review. A summary of this strategic assessment and… Continue Reading

Article “Implications of the current low oil prices for MENA countries” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes and Mehdi Raissi published an article “Implications of the current low oil prices for MENA countries” on Economic Research Forum website, on 9 October 2017 ‘Oil importers in the region should not overestimate the positive impact of the decline in oil prices on their economies given considerable uncertainty about the persistence of lower oil… Continue Reading

C.K. Chyong quoted in PenzaNews Agency

Chi Kong Chyong was quoted in the article “US anti-Russia sanctions may have negative impact on European energy security” in PenzaNews Agency on 4 August 2017. “While the exporters of gas – Russia and USA – are looking for more customers in the oversupplied market environment, European energy security is at odds: European gas markets are… Continue Reading

Simon Taylor – recipient of the 2017 CJBS Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award

We are delighted to announce that Simon Taylor, EPRG Associate Researcher, is the winner of the 2017 Cambridge Judge Business School Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award. Funded by a generous donation from Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, the annual Research Impact Awards recognise the impact of our research on non-academic stakeholders. Awards are made on the basis… Continue Reading

Article “Competition and Price Controls in the UK Retail Energy Market” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild published an article “Competition and Price Controls in the UK Retail Energy Market” in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Network publication on 7 July 2017. This lead article summarises and appraises the last decade of UK retail market regulation.   The full text of the article can be read here Continue Reading

Letter from S. Littlechild to Ofgem on retail energy market , 23 June 2017

Stephen Littlechild and other former UK regulators sent a letter to Dermot Nolan, Ofgem, following a letter from the Secretary of State to Ofgem about the retail energy market, and Ofgem’s statement in response to the letter, on 23 June 2017. The text of the letter can be read here The Secretary of State’s letter and… Continue Reading

Presentation “How ‘Integrated’ is an Integrated Oil and Gas Company (IOC)? Understanding how and why IOCs pursue alternative business models in global natural gas markets” by D. Reiner

David Reiner gave a presentation “How ‘Integrated’ is an Integrated Oil and Gas Company (IOC)?  Understanding how and why IOCs pursue alternative business models in global natural gas markets” at the Annual International IAEE Conference in Singapore on 19 June 2017 | PDF Continue Reading

Presentation “An Assessment of Gazprom’s Proposed Commitments Concerning Central and Eastern European Gas Markets” by C.K. Chyong

Chi Kong Chyong gave a presentation “An Assessment of Gazprom’s Proposed Commitments Concerning Central and Eastern European Gas Markets” during the meeting of International Energy Unit and Strategic and International Analysis, BEIS, in London on 8 June 2017 | PDF   Continue Reading

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

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

C.K. Chyong submission to DG COMP regarding Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas markets

Dr Chyong submitted his comment to the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition in response to the antitrust case AT.39816 — Upstream gas supplies in central and eastern Europe. The full text can be found here. Further details of the DG COMP’s Antitrust case inquiry 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