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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 (MIT)
David Newbery (EPRG)


Session 1: NET ZERO SCENARIOS: WHAT DO (AND DON’T) THEY TELL US?


Chaired by Marc Oliver Bettzüge (EWI)


François Dassa (EDF)

Sergey Paltsev (MIT)



Session 2: ENERGY SECURITY IN AN EVOLVING GEOPOLITICAL CONTEXT


Chaired by Joshua Hodge (MIT)

Chi Kong Chyong (EPRG) (remotely)
Tim Schittekatte (MIT)


Session 3: POLICY ROUNDTABLE: NAVIGATING ENERGY MARKETS IN TURBULENT TIMES


Chaired by Michael A. Mehling (MIT)

Christopher R. Knittel (MIT)
Andrei Marcu (ERCST)
Dermot Nolan (EPRG
)

Session 4: RETHINKING ELECTRICITY MARKET DESIGN AND PRICING


Chaired by Robert Ritz (EPRG)

Richard L. Schmalensee (MIT) (remotely)
Paul L. Joskow (MIT) (remotely)
David M. Newbery (EPRG)


Friday, 2 September


Session 5: TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS FOR DECARBONIZATION AND RESILIENCE


Chaired by David Reiner (EPRG)

Emre Gençer (MIT) (remotely)
Simon Taylor (EPRG)


Session 6: PRICING CARBON: IS IT USEFUL?


Chaired by Christopher R. Knittel (MIT)

Gilbert E. Metcalf (MIT)

Robert Ritz (EPRG)


Closing Remarks

Christopher R. Knittel (MIT) & David Newbery (EPRG)

Presentation “Understanding Overlapping Climate Policies: Internal Carbon Leakage and the Punctured Waterbed” by R. Ritz

Robert Ritz presented on “Understanding Overlapping Climate Policies: Internal Carbon Leakage and the Punctured Waterbed” at the 2021 BIEE Research Conference: Energy for a Net Zero Society held at Worcester College, Oxford on 13-14 September 2021 | PDF Continue Reading

Presentation “Pass-through, profits and the political economy of regulation” by R. Ritz

Robert Ritz gave seminar presentation on “Pass-through, profits and the political economy of regulation” at Yale University, USA on 12 September 2018 He also presented “Pass-through, profits and the political economy of regulation” at Resources for the Future Seminar in Washington DC, USA on 17 September 2018 The slides for both presentations can be found here Continue Reading

Article “Europe should learn from California’s carbon trading” by R. Ritz and A. van Benthem

Robert Ritz, EPRG Assistant Director, University of Cambridge, and Arthur van Benthem, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, published an article “Europe should learn from California’s carbon trading” in The Hill on 5 September 2018.  The full text of the article can be read here    Continue Reading

Op-ed “Don’t backpedal on the CO2 price floor” by A. van Benthem and R. Ritz

Robert Ritz, EPRG Assistant Director, University of Cambridge, and Arthur van Benthem, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, published an article “Don’t backpedal on the CO2 price floor” in the leading Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant on 7 August 2018.  To read the article in Dutch, please click here  Continue Reading

Op-ed “Europe needs a minimum price on carbon emissions” by R. Ritz and A. van Benthem

Robert Ritz, EPRG Assistant Director, University of Cambridge, and Arthur van Benthem, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, published an article “Europe needs a minimum price on carbon emissions” in Handelsblatt Global, on 25 July 2018. The full text of the article can be read here.     Continue Reading

Policy Brief “A carbon price floor for power generation to reaffirm EU climate leadership” by D. Newbery, D. Reiner and R. Ritz

David Newbery, David Reiner and Robert Ritz published a Policy Brief “A carbon price floor for power generation to reaffirm EU climate leadership” on 28 June 2018. The brief is based on the EPRG Working Paper #1816   ‘The European Union should introduce a minimum price on carbon dioxide from electricity generation to accelerate low-carbon investment… Continue Reading

EPRG News

We are pleased to announce that Robert Ritz, one of EPRG’s Assistant Directors, has been appointed as a member of Ofgem’s Academic Panel. The Panel is set to enhance Ofgem’s strategic thinking and early-stage policy development. More details on the Panel, its aims and current members can be found here   Continue Reading

Presentation ” Strategic investment, multimarket interaction and competitive advantage: An application to the natural gas industry” by R. Ritz

Robert Ritz gave a presentation ” Strategic investment, multimarket interaction and competitive advantage: An application to the natural gas industry” during the Seminar in Energy Economics, at Ecole des Mines & Paris Dauphine, France, on 13 April 2016 | PDF Continue Reading