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New EPRG Policy Brief on EU 2030 energy and climate proposals

For full text of the EPRG Policy Brief: https://www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/EPRG-Policy-Brief-22-Oct-14.pdf ‘Nothing is being done’ to explicitly encourage emissions cut by China and America’  22 October 2014   The 2030 framework on climate change and energy policy being debated at a European Union summit this week has a “glaring omission” by failing to link EU policy to… Continue Reading

Op-ed “Ukraine’s energy brinkmanship” by Chi Kong Chyong and Pierre Noël

In the fog of its foreign-policy confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, the European Union seems unable to see its energy-security interests clearly or to act accordingly. Kiev has used the international crisis triggered by Russia’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to restructure the contracts with Moscow it signed in 2009. It wants a much… Continue Reading

Opportunity–EPRG Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Please click here for the official announcement The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) wishes to appoint a Research Assistant to support the research on the EPSRC Autonomic Power System project. More details of the project can be found at: http://autonomicpowersystem.org.uk/ The successful applicant will work primarily on projects looking into two aspects of the future… Continue Reading

2014 EPRG/CEEPR Annual Conference, 2-3 July, Madrid

Available speaker presentations: Pre-session address by José María Marín-Quemada (Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition) Session 1A: European Energy and Climate Outlook for 2030 by David Newbery, EPRG Session 1B: Is the EU-ETS Up to the Task? by Michael Mehling, MIT Session 2A: Hydraulic Fracturing: The US Experience and Implications for the Rest of… Continue Reading

EPRG Workshop on Distributed Generation and Smart Connections, 6 June, 2014

EPRG Workshop on Distributed Generation and Smart Connections in partnership with UK Power Networks  June 6 2014 The EPRG and UK Power Networks, our project partner in the Flexible Plug and Play (FPP) project, held a successful Workshop on Distributed Generation and Smart Connections at Memorial Court, Clare College, Cambridge, on the 6th of June… Continue Reading

Energy, Politics and the Consumer: British Academy, 3 April 2014

As the national debate on fuel bills and living standards continues, the YouGov-Cambridge Programme launched a special report on ‘Energy, Politics and the Consumer‘ with an evening event at the British Academy on Thursday 3rd April. The evening covered a range of subjects, including: the reputation of energy companies in the UK and how to… Continue Reading

Professor Stephen Littlechild, EPRG Research Associate, contributes to the first working paper of the Regulatory Conduct Authority (RCA).

Download PDF Here A rapidly growing literature on behavioural economics shows that some errors made by regulators are persistent and predictable. Behavioural economics uses insights from psychology to explain why regulators behave the way they do. Behavioural biases can cause regulators to misjudge important facts or to be inconsistent. Regulators left to themselves will often… Continue Reading

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

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

ENEL Foundation Press Release

Press Release “The Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), a joint research centre based in Cambridge Judge Business School and the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge recently received £190,000 as a donation from the Enel Foundation to support a two-year research project on “Zero Subsidy Scenarios and International Natural Gas Markets”. The project… Continue Reading