Category Archives: News

Report “Social media enables people-centric climate action in the hard-to-decarbonise building sector” by R. Debnath, K. Mohaddes et al

Ramit Debnath, Ronita Bardhan, Darshil U. Shah, Kamiar Mohaddes, Michael H. Ramage, R. Michael Alvarez, and  Benjamin K. Sovacool co-authored a report “Social media enables people-centric climate action in the hard-to-decarbonise building sector” for Nature Scientific Reports that was published on 17 November 2022. You can read the report here  Continue Reading

2022 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2022 Winter Seminar. On December 8, 2022, EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Sidney Sussex College, and on December 9, 2022, at Homerton College for a full-day seminar. The first day concluded with a keynote speech given by Cass Sunstein (Harvard University & Harvard Law School). PROGRAMME… Continue Reading

The Energy Policy Research Group recently provided two timely new contributions on the future of electricity policy in response to a major government consultation on the subject.  In July 2022, the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released its Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA), which BEIS described as the ‘biggest electricity market reform in a generation’ and submissions were due on 10 October 2022.

Prof David Newbery, Prof Michael Pollitt, Prof David Reiner and Dr Robert Ritz submitted a response to the REMA Consultation Document Questions going through each of the chapters in detail. Prof David Newbery, EPRG’s director wrote a commentary on the future of UK electricity policy in response to REMA. Continue Reading

CEEPR & EPRG European Energy Policy Conference
Brussels, 1-2 September 2022

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2022 EPRG & CEEPR European Energy Policy Conference. This year the conference was held in strategic partnership with EDF. It took place at Sparks Building, Rue Ravenstein 60, in Brussels, Belgium, on 1 – 2 September 2022 and comprised of 1,5 day of sessions and dinner. PROGRAMME Thursday 1 September Welcome and Announcements Christopher R. Knittel… Continue Reading

“The Energy Market in Time of War” by Michael G. Pollitt

Prof. Michael G. Pollitt assistant director at the Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge and academic co-director at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), authored the “The Energy Market in Time of War”  that was published in The Centre on Regulation in Europe on 7 September 2022. You can read this article here Continue Reading

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2022 EPRG & CEEPR International Energy Policy Conference “Strategies for 2050 Carbon Neutrality in East Asia” Seoul, 2022

PROGRAMME Monday, 27 June 2022 Welcome and AnnouncementsChristopher R. Knittel (MIT)Michael Pollitt (EPRG)Yong Tae Yoon (SNU) KEYNOTE SPEECHPresident & CEO Seung-Il Cheong (KEPCO) KEYNOTE SPEECHCEO & Chairman Dong Hee Jung (KPX) NET-ZERO SCENARIOS OF MAJOR COUNTRIESChaired by David Reiner (EPRG) Kamiar Mohaddes (EPRG) (virtually)Sergey Paltsev (MIT)Jiyong Eom (KAIST) RESTRUCTURING AND REGULATING THE POWER INDUSTRY FOR… Continue Reading

David Newbery awarded the honorary title of Doctor by Dauphine – PSL

We are delighted to announce that David Newbery (Director of EPRG, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge)  awarded the honorary title of Doctor by Dauphine-PSL on 2 June 2022 by Prof. El Mouhoub Mouhoud, President of Dauphine – PSL, and Prof. Bruno Bouchard, Vice-President of the Scientific Council. Please read more here… Continue Reading

Presentation “The Green Economy and the Path to Net Zero: Implications for Productivity Measurement” by M.Pollitt

Michael Pollitt (Assistant Director, EPRG and Professor of Business Economics, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge) visited the ESCOE Annual Conference in Glasgow on 27 May 2022 and gave a talk on “The Green Economy and the Path to Net Zero: Implications for Productivity Measurement”  You can watch a video of the talk here A shorter interview… Continue Reading

Journal Article “Market Power and Long-term Gas Contracts: The Case of Gazprom in Central and Eastern European Gas Markets”, The Energy Journal, Vol. 44, Number 1, 2022

Chi Kong Chyong, David M Reiner, Dhruvak Aggarwal Market Power and Long-term Gas Contracts: The Case of Gazprom in Central and Eastern European Gas Markets The Energy Journal, Volume 44, Number 1, 2022 Also Published as EPRG WP 2115 Continue Reading

Journal Article “State-level electricity generation efficiency: Do restructuring and regulatory institutions matter in the US?”, Energy Economics, Vol. 104, December 2021

Victor Ajayi and Tom Weyman – Jones State-level electricity generation efficiency: Do restructuring and regulatory institutions matter in the US? Energy Economics, Volume 104, Article Number 105650, December 2021 Continue Reading

Blog: “Energy Transition Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Using Ghana as a case study” with R. Debnath

Dr Ramit Debnath (EPRG Associate Researcher) together with others was awarded a Small Grant by the Energy IRC for a project titled: ‘Energy Transition Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Using Ghana as a case study’. The blog by Sandile Mtetwa  “Energy Transition Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Using Ghana as a case study” was published by Energy… Continue Reading

Op-ed “Russian gas will fund Putin’s war on Ukraine no matter what decisions Europeans might take” by CK Kong

Chi Kong Chyong published an article “Russian gas will fund Putin’s war on Ukraine no matter what decisions Europeans might take” in which he discusses the implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was published on 8 March 2022 on University of Cambridge website You can read the article here Continue Reading

EPRG Working Paper 2204

Nicholas Gohdes and Paul Simshauser Renewable entry costs, project finance and the role of revenue quality in Australia’s National Electricity Market Gohdes, N. Simshauser, P. & Wilson, C. (2022), “Renewable entry costs, project finance and the role of credit quality in Australia’s National Electricity Market”, EPRG Working Paper 2204. Published: Energy Economics, 2022 Vol.114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2022.106312  Abstract | Non-Technical… Continue Reading