Category Archives: News

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

Presentation “Why ‘Good Energy Policy’ is Difficult? – Reflections on 5 Years in the DECC” by D. MacKay

David MacKay, Professor of Engineering and EPRG Associate, gave a presentation “Why ‘Good Energy Policy’ is Difficult? – Reflections on 5 Years in the DECC” on 30 April 2015 at In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy meeting on the policy making process of Department of Energy and Climate Change based on his time at DECC |… Continue Reading

C.K. Chyong quoted in “Deeper Reforms Needed for Ukrainian Gas Market”, 12 June 2015

C. K. Chyong was quoted in an article “Deeper reforms needed for Ukrainian gas market” published in ICIS website newsletter – the world largest petrochemical market information provider that covers Energy among other subjects.   “The Ukraine’s new gas market law will have little impact on the transparency and efficiency of the country’s gas sector if… Continue Reading

Op-ed “Brussels Blames Gazprom for Its Own Failings” by Pierre Noel

Pierre Noel, senior fellow for Economic and Energy Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore and Associate Researcher at EPRG, published an article “Brussels Blames Gazprom for Its Own Failings” in Financial Times on 29 April 2015.  “The Russian state-owed company stands accused of anti-competitive practices allowing it to charge “unfair prices” in several… Continue Reading

C.K. Chyong quoted in “EU Importing More Russian Gas Ahead Of Winter “, Montel, 16 April 2015

Chi Kong Chyong was quoted in an article on Montel website – key information provider for the European energy markets in Norway, –  on reasons behind increasing purchases of Russian gas by European Union. “European buyers are playing “intertemporal arbitrage” whereby they dry up gas in their storage facilities and re-inject them when Russian gas prices are lower in… Continue Reading

C. K. Chyong quoted in “Never Ending Story Of Opportunities: Caspian Blue Energy Is Salvation For EU”, Eurasia Review, 20 April 2015

Chi Kong Chyong was quoted in Eurasia Review, an independent on-line journal and think tank, on possibilities and challenges for Caspian countries, like Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Iran, to be gas suppliers to the EU. The article also appeared in AzerNews and New Europe. “Azerbaijan is perhaps the only supplier in the region able to respond to the EU’s gas… Continue Reading

C.K. Chyong quoted in “Turkish Stream Project Success Promises Benefits, Profits To Many South-Eastern EU States”, PenzaNews, 10 April 2015

Chi Kong Chyong was quoted in PenzaNews, an independent on-line news agency in Penza, Russia, on possible perspectives and benefits for Europe by using different gas suppliers, and on the outcomes if Turkish Stream is built in full. “Co-existence between the two (gas suppliers from Russia and Azerbaijan) is not an issue, at least for Europe as the clients… Continue Reading

Op-ed “Time for ‘tough love’ in EU-Ukraine energy relations” by C.K. Chyong and D. Reiner

CK Chyong and D. Reiner published an article “Time for ‘tough love’ in EU-Ukraine energy relations” in Europe’s World policy journal. Published every 4 months, Europe’s World is the only independent Europe-wide policy journal, produced in association with some 150-plus leading European think tanks and academic institutions. “If the EU is too forgiving in its… Continue Reading

Article “Power to the Poor” by M. Bazilian

Morgan Bazilian, Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank and Associate Researcher at EPRG, published an article on world energy poverty in Foreign Affairs magazine. “Some two billion people lack electricity outright or have poor-quality service, and nearly three billion rely on dirty fuels, such as firewood and animal dung, for cooking and heating. Nearly 90 percent of… Continue Reading

C.K. Chyong quoted in “How’s European Gas Race Going?”, AzerNews, 17 March 2015

Chi Kong Chyong was quoted in AzerNews, daily newspaper in Azerbaijan, on his perception about different suppliers of gas to Europe, including Caspian Region, as a solution to EU energy problem due to the crisis in Ukraine. “The Turkish Stream is as about bypassing Ukraine as it is about foreclosing competition from Caspian gas, particular coming from Azerbaijan and… Continue Reading

Presentation “The Rise and Fall of South Stream and implications for a European Energy Union” by Chi Kong Chyong

Chi Kong Chyong gave a presentation on “The Rise and Fall of South Stream and implications for a European Energy Union” at a conference “Energy Infrastructures: Towards The Creation Of A ‘European Energy Union’” organised by the Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy (12 February 2015) | PDF Continue Reading

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

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