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Technology innovation for the future energy system

Chris Laurens, VP Future Energy Technologies, Shell

Managing Low Carbon Technology Options in the Electricity Sector: A Case Study of Guangdong Province in China

Dr Xi Liang, University of Exeter The aim of this paper is to develop a decision-analytical framework for analysing technical options available in a power gene...

Shell Scenarios

Jeremy Bentham Vice President Global Environment .  Shell uses scenarios to explore the future.  These scenarios are not mechanical forecasts. They recognise...

The 4th Carbon Budget and beyond – an electric future?

Adrian Gault,  The CCC The 2050 UK emission reduction target requires more than an 80% reduction in energy related CO2. The 4th carbon budget sets out the cha...

Transport 2050: the potential role of hydrogen

Professor Paul Ekins, UCL Bearing in mind that transport is part of the wider energy system, scenarios and models to 2050 can help examine a range of potential...

Making a Low Carbon Economy Happen

Ben Irons, McKinsey and Company Using low carbon abatement cost curves provides insights into what will be requirement for a low carbon economy, with a global ...

Energy Modelling: Carbon tax or carbon permits: the impact on generators’ risks

Richard Green, Birmingham University Volatile fuel prices affect both the cost and price of electricity in a liberalised market. Generators with the price-sett...

Energy Modelling: How to evaluate the importance of oil in economic growth?

Ikka Lavonius, Independent Consultant, Oxford Vanity tempts us to use terms which imply the great importance of our particular field. For example, the label "O...

Demand Policies: Incorporating Behavioural Responses within a Technology Optimization Energy Model

Ramachandran Kannan and Neil Strachan, Policy Studies Institute This paper details modelling efforts within the UK Energy Research Centre’s Energy System Mod...

Decentralisation Issues: The Economic Value and Carbon Dioxide Emission Implications of Community Heating Network versus Micro Combined Heat and Power Energy Provision in the UK

Adam Hawkes and Matthew Leach, Imperial College Community heating (CH) provides a potentially economic and efficient means of supplying heat to a number of bui...

High Energy Prices and the World Economy

Christopher Allsopp, Oxford Energy Institute The relationship between energy prices and the world economy is examined. World growth has been strong and benign ...

Innovation Policy: Influences on proportion of electricity generated by nuclear power around the world

D. Toke, Birmingham University The association between various variables and the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear power in countries around the...
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