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Op-ed “Does Russia’s Turkey pipeline make sense?” by Chi Kong Chyong

Chi-Kong Chyong, a Research Associate at the Energy Policy Research Group (ERPG) investigates Russia’s recent abandonment of “South Stream” in favour of “Turkish Stream” and what this means to European energy market. Read the full article in the Brussels-based online EUobserver newspaper, Continue Reading

EPRG Working Paper 1422

Anaya, K. and Pollitt, M. The Role of Distribution Network Operators in Promoting Cost-Effective Distributed Generation: Lessons from the United States for Europe  Abstract | NTS | PDF Also published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015 under “The role of distribution network operators in promoting cost-effective distributed generation: Lessons from the United States of America for Europe” |… Continue Reading

Prof. Michael Pollitt – “Energy Prices: Is a Price Freeze a Sensible Way to Restore Trust in the Market?”, 18:30-20:30, 29 January, London

Professor Michael Pollitt, EPRG, Cambridge Judge Business School Join Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School & Assistant Director of EPRG, as he discusses the state of the energy market and how it has evolved over the last few years. Taking into account competitive market theory, Michael will consider the relationship… Continue Reading

Creation of a gas hub in Turkey for Gazprom deliveries to Europe may change the Europeans’ view of the country, as well as trigger the rise of energy bills

Creation of a gas hub in Turkey for Gazprom deliveries to Europe may change the Europeans’ view of the country, as well as trigger the rise of energy bills, the analysts of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge expressed their opinion to Sputnik Thursday   Continue Reading

EPRG research on energy market regulation was singled out as one of the Cambridge University’s leading impact studies

Research from Cambridge Judge Business School’s Dr Michael Pollitt and Dr Stephen Littlechild has been instrumental in developing a new system of regulation which encourages engagement with customers. Dr Pollitt and Dr Littlechild’s involvement provided credibility to Ofgem’s ‘very significant’ RPI‐[email protected] review of network prices. Energy network charges make up around 20 per cent of… Continue Reading

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